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Police Report


Monday, Oct. 7

A person reported a horse loose near 1 Mile Haines Highway. The owner retrieved it.

A caller reported a loud shot or fireworks at Deishu Drive. An officer responded but found nothing suspicious.

Sunday, Oct. 6

A horse was reported loose and heading toward town near 1 Mile Haines Highway. The owner was notified and the horse was retrieved.

An out-of-town woman requested a welfare check on her daughter who she hadn’t heard from. Police confirmed the daughter was fine.

A caller requested veterinary assistance for a kitten with something stuck in its throat. The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel was advised.

A caller reported a dispute with a person in a downtown apartment complex.

Police arrested a woman for violation of a protective order.

Saturday, Oct. 5

An intoxicated man came to the station asking to check in for the ferry. The dispatcher informed the man he was in the wrong place. Upon leaving, the man started swearing and becoming profane so an officer responded. The officer pointed the man in the direction of the terminal and said it wouldn’t be open until the morning, but the man wandered off in the opposite direction.

Police, harbor staff, volunteer firefighters and citizens responded to a report of a boat sinking in the harbor. The boat sank and a fuel spill response plan was implemented.

Troopers requested extra patrols by police around the harbor to keep an eye on the fuel spill.

A boat owner was upset he couldn’t move his boat out of the harbor. Police explained the situation and the man left.

  Two tourists reported a theft of fishing gear from the back of a camper while it was parked in a Front Street parking lot. Police initiated a case for felony theft.

Two traffic stops resulted in a warning for a cracked taillight and driving without headlights on after dark.

Friday, Oct. 4

A caller from a Front Street bar asked police patrol the bar due to a man causing a disturbance. When police contacted the bartender, she said the situation was under control and a taxi was en route.

Thursday, Oct. 3

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center contacted dispatch and said an earthquake struck 80 miles southwest of Haines registering 3.9 on the Richter scale.

Residents reported water being turned off in the Barnett Road area. Public works responded and restored service.

A caller reported seeing a person with a moose rack in the back of his or her truck dumping something on the side of a logging road. The caller suspected the person was in possession of an illegal moose. Wildlife troopers were advised.

A traffic stop resulted in a warning for careless driving.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

A caller reported a man and woman arguing loudly on Second Avenue. The caller expressed concern the argument was going to escalate. Police responded and separated the couple for the night.

A pedestrian reported a vehicle nearly hit him while he was walking down Third Avenue. The caller confronted the driver, who told the man he needed to pay more attention to where he was walking. Police determined the pedestrian was jaywalking and no charges were filed.

Several residents reported being without water in the Highland Estates area. The interruption in service was related to a construction project and service was restored.

A caller contacted police asking how to handle receiving unwanted text messages and phone calls from another person. Police provided the legal definition of harassment and gave the caller information about obtaining a protective order.

A person requested a welfare check on a possibly suicidal female. Police contacted the woman, who was intoxicated but not expressing suicidal intentions.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

A caller requested troopers respond to illegal subsistence fishing activity in Letnikof Cove.

Dispatch received 13 medical calls and three canine calls.


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