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The Public Safety Report is compiled from numerous sources, both official and unofficial, including police, fire, and EMS dispatches, press releases, official reports, court documents, interviews, and other sources. 

In the case of criminal charges, individuals arrested or charged are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.


Traffic Concerns and Citations

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Seward Highway and Dieckgraeff Drive for failure to stop at a stop sign on Nov. 9 at 6:43 a.m.

Terrence Cheatle was arrested for DUI at Fourth Avenue and Monroe Street on Nov. 10 at 2:12 a.m.

Written warnings were placed on six vehicles for parking violations on Nov. 10 between 3:44 and 4 a.m. in the downtown area.

Written warnings were placed on 20 vehicles for parking violations on Nov. 11 between 4:13 and 4:20 a.m. in the downtown area.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Seward Highway and Sea Lion Drive for a headlight requirement on Nov. 11 at 5:25 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for driving with headlights off before sunrise on Nov. 12 at 7:34 a.m.

An officer responded to a vehicle accident near Seward Highway and Airport Road on Nov. 12 at 11:43 a.m. SVFD was dispatched to assist with traffic control.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for driving with headlights off after dark at Third Avenue and Washington Street on Nov. 14 at 12:55 p.m.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched to the airport on Nov. 12 at 9:01 a.m. for flight crew transport.

Ambulance was dispatched to Second Avenue on Nov. 12 at 9:03 a.m.

Fire Reports

A caller requested assistance with resetting a fire alarm panel on Nov. 9 at 6:19 p.m. The on-call fire person from SVFD responded.

A caller reported a fight in progress near the breakwater at the harbor on Nov. 9 at 8:54 p.m. The argument was over when officers arrived. Disorderly conduct warnings were given and the individuals left the area.

911 Misdials

A 911 misdial was received from the harbor area on Nov. 11 at 1:23 p.m. The caller advised he was not in need of assistance.

A 911 misdial came from the harbor area with no sounds of distress on Nov. 11 at 8:35 p.m. An officer was advised.

A 911 disconnect came from near Phoenix Road on Nov. 14 at 10:32 p.m. Multiple attempts were made to call back, but it never went to voicemail. An officer was advised.


An officer informed an individual during a security check on Nov. 9 at 2:42 a.m. that they are not allowed to sleep in the Harbormaster bathrooms.

A report was received of a domestic dispute in progress on Nov. 9 at 5:42 a.m. One individual chose to leave the area. No charges were pressed.

A caller requested that an individual be trespassed from the Chamber of Commerce property on Nov. 9 at 10:59 a.m. An officer contacted Ryan Wass who was trespassed from the property.

A verbal dispute was heard over a 911 call on Nov. 9 at 3:05 pm. An officer responded to the area. It was determined to be verbal only and no crime was committed.

A call was received for public assistance on Nov. 9 at 11:40 p.m. Officers provided transport to an individual from train depot to hospital.

A caller requested a welfare check on a person lying down near the Legion on Nov. 10 at 8:46 a.m. An officer contacted the individual who was okay.

On Nov. 10 at 9:48 a.m. a caller reported a fraudulent use of her credit card.

A caller requested assistance with an intoxicated person on Nov. 10 at 1:50 p.m. An officer placed an individual in protective custody and left her in the care of the hospital staff.

Connect America advised of a fall detection alert on Brownell Street on Nov. 10 at 6:47 p.m. An officer advised all individuals in the residence are okay.

A father reported his runaway juvenile son on Nov. 10 at 9:03 p.m. An officer contacted a friend of the runaway and he returned home.

An officer advised Colton Douglas on Nov. 11 at 1:08 a.m. that he is criminally trespassed from the Chamber of Commerce indefinitely.

A caller requested that Colton Douglas be trespassed from the Seward Marketplace on Nov. 11 at 12:01 p.m.

A caller advised of an illegal campsite near Seward Highway and Resurrection Boulevard on Nov. 11 at 12:32 p.m. An officer informed the individual to pack up and find a legal area to camp.

An officer responded to a residential medical alarm on Nov. 12 at 11:29 a.m. A cat had set off the alarm and there was no emergency.

A caller advised of a female stumbling in the roadway near Seward Highway and Port Avenue on Nov. 12 at 3:52 p.m. An officer located the individual near Seward Marketplace. They were sober enough care for themselves. A separate caller later advised that the induvial was being a nuisance at Forest, Tides, and Treasures. A citizen offered the individual a ride home as the officer arrived in the area.

Safeway employees requested assistance with an intoxicated female who was not supposed to be on the property on Nov. 12 at 3:52 p.m. An officer arrested Nora Giaculli for violation of conditions of release and transported her to Seward City Jail.

A caller reported an intoxicated woman was standing in the middle of an intersection near AVTEC on Nov. 12 at 8:05 p.m. An officer drove through the area multiple times and patrolled on foot and found no one.

A caller indicated there to be someone suspicious in Wells Fargo on Third Avenue on Nov. 13 at 8:53 a.m. An officer was dispatched. The caller called back indicting everything to be fine.

Troopers reported seeing a wanted person walking along Port Avenue on Nov. 13 at 11:09 a.m. The person was identified as someone other than the wanted person.

A caller reported identity theft with Ebay on Nov. 13 at 3:26 p.m. Ebay indicated he needed to file a claim with his local police department.

A caller indicated there was an intoxicated person wandering up Third Avenue towards downtown on Nov. 13 at 3:34 p.m. The caller was concerned they would wander into the road. Officers made contact with the individual at two lakes and left him to be. He was in no danger to himself or others at the time of contact.

On call water and electric were notified of a power outage at the SeaLife Center on Nov. 13 at 9:09 p.m.

An investigative stop was done on a vehicle near Fourth of July Beach on Nov. 13 at 11:55 p.m. It was determined that they were an employee in that area.

An officer found a disabled vehicle near the waste transfer site on Nov. 14 at 12:21 a.m.

A caller reported someone sleeping at the post office on Nov. 14 at 5:10 a.m. Officers contacted the individual and advised him to go somewhere else.

Officers contacted Jeffrey Wright and Nora Giaculli who were sleeping at the Harbormaster's bathrooms on Nov. 14 at 4:36 a.m. They were advised they are trespassed indefinitely from the area.

A caller reported needing an individual who has been trespassed removed from Safeway property on Nov. 15 at 10:24 a.m.

A caller reported Nora Gaiculli to be intoxicated in the lobby of the Breeze Inn and refusing to leave on Nov. 15 at 4:15 p.m. An officer trespassed Nora from the Breeze Inn indefinitely.

A caller reported a lady to be intoxicated at Safeway on Nov. 15 at 7:25 p.m. Nora Giaculli is trespassed from Safeway. An officer picked her up for walking in the middle of the highway and took her to the hospital for because she was too intoxicated to care for herself.

A caller reported an individual who had been trespassed from Breeze Inn was on the property on Nov. 15 at 10:27 p.m. They had left by the time officers arrived.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between Nov. 9 and 15, the Seward Police Department recorded 93 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.