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Police report


Monday, Sept. 10

A harassment charge was filed after a person reported receiving numerous phone calls from another person who’d previously been asked to stop.

The exhaust system of a piece of paving equipment was reported on fire on Main Street, but workers were able to extinguish it.

A vehicle was reported abandoned on the spur road between the fairgrounds and West Fair Drive. Police sought to contact its owner.

A caller reported being asked by a man for money in order to get to the ferry. The caller was advised to not give the man money or gas, as the man had no vehicle.

Sunday, Sept. 9

A flashlight was reported stolen from an officer during a walk-through at a local bar. Police later determined the theft was a practical joke played by the officer’s friend.

The ministerial association was contacted about helping a person stranded here.

A caller reported seeing a person hit a dog on its head. Police located the person, who denied hitting the dog. The dog appeared healthy and responded to the owner.

Public works was notified about water running down Sunshine Road that may have been coming from a cracked pipe or diverted water source resulting from construction there.

A caller reported a bear on the beach by the boat harbor. Police used a noisemaker and pursued the bear into woods near Deishu Drive.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Police started an investigation after a bar employee reported a wallet stolen there.

A business reported an intoxicated panhandler loitering near Main Street and First Avenue. After police were unable to locate the man, he returned to the area and an officer took the man to a local lodging.

A person reported a bear opened the back door of a commercial van at the airport and spread trash around the area. A message was left with a business manager.

Police reported the ferry was in dock for needed repairs and advised extra patrols would be conducted.

A person at a bar reported a man panhandling out front. Police advised the man to stop.

Thursday, Sept. 6

An out-of-town landlord sought information on removing trespassers from their property. Police determined renters were staying at the property under an arrangement with the property’s manager.

The harbormaster was advised that a skiff at Letnikof boat harbor was full of water.

A traffic stop resulted in a verbal warning for reckless driving.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

A caller dialed 911 at the request of a person concerning a domestic dispute on First Avenue. Police who responded determined the matter there wasn’t a serious one.

A caller complained that a traffic barrel had been blown over on the Main Street hill. Officers were unable to locate the barrel.

Police responded to a complaint about a drunk person downtown but were unable to locate the person.

A caller reported the loss or theft of a gold chain with a wedding band on it in the clinic parking lot.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

A caller reported a utility trailer blocking Front Street.

A caller reported someone had left large, white plastic septic tanks on their Major Road property without permission.

A caller reported a tourist getting too close to a bear at Chilkoot Lake and that the bear started to look aggressive. The park ranger was advised.

There were 25 medical calls, two calls about dogs and nine traffic stops.