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Police Report


Monday, April 29

     A manhole cover was reported on the side of the Old Haines Highway near the post office. State road crews were advised.

    A person requested a welfare check for a man who didn’t appear for an appointment. Police determined the man was fine.

    A school bus driver reported two vehicles violated school bus signage. The bus driver took license plate information and officers will be contacting the alleged violators.

    A caller reported a van speeding along Small Tracts Road toward town. The on-duty officer was on the other side of town and could not respond, but looked out for the vehicle.

  One traffic stop resulted in two verbal warnings for no rear license plate and no proof of registration, and one citation for failure to carry proof of insurance.

Sunday, April 28

  A caller requested plowing out the Haines Highway due to slick roads. State road crews were advised.

   Three traffic stops resulted in verbal warnings for excessive speed and expired tags.

Saturday, April 27

   A domestic dispute was reported on View Street. Police responded and determined the dispute did not rise to the level of assault, but an officer did help a woman involved in obtaining an emergency protective order.

    A single-vehicle rollover at 5 Mile Mud Bay Road resulted in no injuries. The sole occupant and driver lost control on the slick roads; alcohol was not involved. Troopers were advised.

Friday, April 26

     A man from Washington state reported a violation of custody and requested assistance locating the woman in violation. The man’s daughters had traveled to Haines with their mother, violating a Washington custody order. The man was advised that because there was no criminal activity involved, he would have to pursue the matter through the Washington court system.

    A single-vehicle accident at 2.5 Mile Lutak Road resulted in no injuries but major damage to the vehicle. The driver lost control of the vehicle on the slick roads, bounced off the guardrail, and collided with the rock wall. Fire, ambulance and police crews responded.

   A traffic stop resulted in a verbal warning for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Thursday, April 25

    A caller reported poor driving conditions on the Haines Highway. State road crews were advised.

  An out-of-state relative requested a welfare check on a relative who was not answering her phone. The relative was determined to be fine.

      A caller reported second-hand information of a theft of computer equipment from a backpack in the Totem Park pavilion. The caller, who was not the victim, named the alleged thief and said the theft occurred six weeks ago. Police are investigating.

  Police informed a vehicle owner of lights left on at the ferry terminal.

  Two traffic stops resulted in verbal warnings for a taillight issue and illegal U-turn.

Wednesday, April 24

    State road crews were advised of a boulder in the roadway on Lutak Road.

   A caller requested assistance regarding a crisis that occurred several weeks ago. An intoxicated man had discharged a weapon and threatened people in a Mosquito Lake residence on April 19, and the caller was concerned for the individuals involved. The caller was given contact information for counseling services.

Dispatch received 14 medical calls and one canine call.


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