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Police Blotter


Monday, July 2

A caller reported a parked RV was obstructing the view of traffic on Main Street in an unsafe way. An officer determined there was no obstruction.

Police responded to a call about two men shooting a gun near the cruise ship dock. They gave a verbal warning for shooting a pellet rifle.

A caller requested assistance with a custody dispute involving visitation of children. An officer determined a protective order had expired and that no violation occurred.

An officer made a traffic stop of a suspicious driver who had crossed the border into Alaska.

A caller reported a youth atop the roof of a downtown business without permission. An officer contacted the youth.

Three traffic stops resulted in verbal warnings for expired plates and speeding.

Sunday, July 1

A caller complained about youths blasting off fireworks at the skate park; they had dispersed when police arrived.

A person complained that youths were throwing items of garbage out of a truck on Small Tracts Road; an officer wrote a citation for littering.

A caller reported someone had trespassed on West Fair Drive and keys to a vehicle were missing.

A 41-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault following a domestic dispute at a downtown apartment.

A caller requested help contacting the district attorney.

Borough public works was advised of a reported problem with restrooms at Tlingit Park.

Saturday, June 30

Police shot rubber bullets and scared off a bear behind Fort Seward that a caller saw in a neighbor’s yard, tearing up a cardboard box and dragging coolers into the woods. Police said the bear didn’t get into food.

Public works was advised of a broken water main in the vicinity of Allen Road.

Visitors had a disagreement with a local towing company regarding fees and sought police help; the officer and magistrate advised it was a civil matter.

A caller reported that someone had spilled trash onto her Small Tracts Road property and had not cleaned it up properly.

A 34-year-old woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Friday, June 29

Eight traffic stops resulted in verbal warnings for taillight violations, headlight violations, failures to stop at a stop sign, and improper placement of registration stickers.

A caller reported an injured eagle near Cemetery Hill but later called, saying the bird had moved and was possibly not injured.

Dispatch received three accidental 911 “pocket” calls.

Thursday, June 28

A welfare check was requested for a person who had missed a medical appointment. The person was contacted.

Several callers reported a cow moose and three calves roaming downtown.

A bear was reported in a yard on Lynnview Drive but jumped over a fence before police arrived.

Police located a person after out-of-state relatives called to check on them. The person’s car had broken down in Haines and they were to drive to Tok.

A 911 caller reported a man breaking and destroying possessions on View Street. Police took into custody a man who was jailed and charged with criminal mischief and domestic violence.

There were five traffic stops resulting in verbal warnings for failure to come to a complete stop, missing headlight, failure to stop at a stop sign and obstructed plates.

Wednesday, June 27

There were seven traffic stops resulting in warnings for no front plate, improper backing, improper U-turn, failure to stop at a stop sign, cracked windshield, improper registration stickers, headlight violations and excessive speed.

Tuesday, June 26

A downtown motel requested an officer assist an intoxicated guest who did not know which room they were staying in.

A stray dog was taken into custody by the rescue kennel.

A state agency called to check on the welfare of a possibly suicidal person. The person verified they were fine.

Officers assisted a state agency with an abuse investigation involving a four-year-old.

Police helped a private campground remove patrons who were violating rules.

A caller requested police assist in removing an unwanted drunk person at a Small Tracts Road home. The person left before police arrived.

Three traffic stops resulted in verbal warnings for expired registration, no proof of insurance, speeding, and an unsecured front plate.

There were 14 medical calls and three calls about dogs.


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