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Police report


Monday, Jan. 14

A motorist found a bag of trash on Third Avenue and brought it to the station. Dispatch disposed of the garbage.

Four callers reported they had received phone calls from someone claiming to be their grandson and requesting bail money. The calls were determined to be fraudulent. Police do not think a local person is responsible and advise the public to be aware.

A caller reported 9 Mile Haines Highway was very icy. State transportation crews were advised.

Sunday, Jan. 13

An Allen Road resident found two black puppies on her property. No owners could be located, so the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel was advised.

An officer assisted a motorist on Third Avenue and Mud Bay Road who had nearly slid into a ditch.

A caller reported her dog’s foot being caught in a trap by Jones Point. Dispatch advised the caller to contact troopers and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game regarding the location of the traps.

A Mathias Avenue resident reported unauthorized residents regularly entering her downstairs apartment and leaving the hot water on. The woman also reported someone had stolen a tow strap from her locked vehicle. Police advised they would perform extra patrols in the area.

A traffic stop resulted in a verbal warning for exceeding the posted speed.

Saturday, Jan. 12

An out-of-town resident called a relative from a local motel expressing suicidal thoughts. Officers took the intoxicated male to the clinic, where he received a mental health evaluation and was later released.

An individual reported the theft of electronic devices from a residence on the west side of town. The items have a combined value of under $500. Police have a suspect and are conducting an investigation.

An individual reported an odd smell coming from a maintenance shed at the golf course. An officer responded and found a piece of recently-burned PVC pipe near a Toyo stove.

A caller reported two men fighting outside a downtown tavern. An officer responded and the two individuals went their separate ways. No charges were filed.

An individual looking after a residence on View Street reported the water was not working. Dispatch put him in touch with the borough’s water and sewer operator.

Friday, Jan. 11

Police assisted troopers in attempting to serve a warrant on a male cited for failure to appear on charges of assault. They checked three addresses but were unable to locate the man. Troopers later encountered the man at a business near 0 Mile Haines Highway and arrested him. The man was released on bail.

A caller reported a fire on Lutak Road. A business owner heard the call over the scanner and contacted police to inform them he had been burning pallets and was unaware he needed to notify police. Police faxed the business owner a control burn permit to sign.

Thursday, Jan. 10

A caller reported her car had slid on the ice, hit a snow berm and overturned near 1.5 Mile Haines Highway. A passing motorist helped her out of the vehicle. She sustained no injuries.

An anonymous caller reported juvenile drinking parties were taking place, but could not provide specific locations.

An individual brought in 19 pirated movies that had been donated to his local organization. Police destroyed the movies.

A caller reported sparks coming from a neighbor’s chimney in Highland Estates. An officer called the residence in question, and a person there said a fire had just been stoked and the chimney was clean.

Traffic stops resulted in two verbal warnings for failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, one for defective taillight and one for failure to signal a turn.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

A woman locked herself out of a running car in the post office parking lot and walked to the station to request assistance. Dispatch assisted in contacting a family member to bring a spare key.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

A caller reported icy roads in the area of FAA Road and Fort Seward. State road crews advised they were already out sanding the roads.

A man was arrested near Third Avenue and Union Street for driving under the influence and having an outstanding warrant. An officer recognized the man as having a warrant for failure to appear for a court date, and discovered the man was intoxicated when he pulled him over.

A caller reported icy roads in the area of Fair Drive. Borough road crews advised they were currently out sanding the roads.

Dispatch received 17 medical calls and two canine calls.