Crime

Troopers investigating taxi hit and run

Troopers investigating taxi hit and run

Heidi Zemach for SCN -   Alaska State Troopers are investigating the hit and run accident that occurred early last Friday at the intersection of Nash Road and Salmon Creek Road in Seward. Taxi driver Jack Walganski, 54, also known as “Mad Jack” and “Quacker Jack” was driving his white 2000 Chrysler Voyager cab east on Nash Road when he was […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Work of public art vandalized

Work of public art vandalized

Heidi Zemach for the Seward City News – The “Communal Tree” sculpture, recently-installed in the Museum Library garden has been vandalized. It’s still a beautiful work of art, but at some time this past weekend, someone smashed two of the fused glass flower rosettes that hung off from the end of a the tree branches. It appears that they broke […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Spring Creek Inmate Death

Spring Creek Inmate Death

Heidi Zemach for SCN- A 29-year old inmate at Spring Creek Correctional Center has died. Eilhu Gillespie was transported to Providence Seward Medical & Care Center in Seward Sunday June 29th early in the morning, where he was pronounced deceased at 2:32 a.m. Soldotna dispatch was first notified of an assault between two cellmates at Spring Creek at 1:29 in […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Lost Camera

Lost camera and bag outside sealife center. Small red and black fabric bag with Cannon PowerShot (reddish pink color camera). Really want SD card with all my AK pictures. They can contact Seward PD or call 414-581-2097. Reward offer.

by · June 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Best Seller Sure to Excite Community

Best Seller Sure to Excite Community

By Alexis DeLeon for SCN – The Seward Library Association or Friends of the Library hosted a Q & A with Klinkhart the author of the Alaskan best seller “Finding Bethany.” “I had received a call from Glen originally. He said he was touring with his book and really wanted to come to Seward,” Seward Library Association coordinator Mary Tougas […]

by · June 10, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Finding Bethany, author Glen Klinkhart book signing June 6

Finding Bethany, author Glen Klinkhart book signing June 6

Adults and teens are invited to complete their June 6 First Friday art walk at the Seward Community Library Museum, where author and former Anchorage Police Department Detective Glen Klinkhart will lead a short discussion about his new true crime memoir, “Finding Bethany.” A book signing will follow. Friends of the Library members can get early access to the author […]

by · June 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Glen Klinkhart booking signing with Q&A, June 6

Glen Klinkhart booking signing with Q&A, June 6

Adults and teens are invited to complete their June 6 First Friday art walk at the Seward Community Library Museum, where author and former Anchorage Police Department Detective Glen Klinkhart will lead a short discussion about his new true crime memoir, “Finding Bethany.” A book signing will follow. Friends of the Library members can get early access to the author […]

by · May 28, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·

A Statement from Jim & Rhonda Hubbard

Press Release – By 8pm Tuesday evening, April 15th, after a year long ordeal the jury deliberated the facts of our case and rightfully deemed us innocent on all counts of felony and misdemeanor charges “heaped”, (as quoted from lead investigator Hinton), upon us by the State. The bias by a few state workers and their 3.5 year investigation on us were […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Jury Finds Hubbards Not Guilty on All Counts

Jury Finds Hubbards Not Guilty on All Counts

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – At about 8:00 pm on Tuesday the 15, a jury of 12 returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty on all 12 counts against James T. Hubbard and Rhonda K. Anderson-Hubbard, who own J&R Fisheries and operate F/V Kruzof. On the most serious charge of attempted perjury, the jury could not agree […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 4 comments ·

Hubbard Trial Goes to Jury, More Charges Dismissed

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Shortly before 4:00 pm on Tuesday the 15, the case of State of Alaska v. James T. Hubbard and Rhonda K. Anderson-Hubbard went to jury. Judge Anna M. Moran read aloud to the jury each count against the Hubbards. She gave them their final instructions and sent them to deliberate amongst themselves as to […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Prisoner Sentenced for Assault on Correctional Officer

April 3, 2014  Press Release, Alaska District Attorney’s Office On April 2, 2014, 27 year old James Coven was sentenced for assaulting a correctional officer while imprisoned at the Anchorage Jail Complex.  Coven’s assault caused multiple fractures to the officer’s jaw, a fractured nose, multiple broken teeth, and a concussion. The incident arose when the correctional officer denied Coven’s request […]

by · April 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Thirty march to end domestic violence

Thirty march to end domestic violence

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – A group of 30 men and women marched down Fourth Avenue, Seward’s main downtown street late Thursday afternoon, March 27th to support the cause of ending the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska.  These annual “Choose Respect” march and rallies that happen across the state are sponsored and promoted by Alaska […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Clare Sullivan is new Spring Creek Superintendent

Clare Sullivan is new Spring Creek Superintendent

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Clare Sullivan has been appointed Superintendent of the Spring Creek Correctional Center. The appointment makes her the first woman to hold that particular post at the facility. Sullivan replaces former Spring Creek Superintendent Craig Turnbull, who retired February 28, 2013 after serving as superintendent there since 2001, and working his way up through the ranks […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Spring Creek attack may have been planned, and involved more inmates

Spring Creek attack may have been planned, and involved more inmates

  HEIDI ZEMACH for SCN – Alaska State Troopers now believe that more than one inmate was involved in the assault of an inmate at Spring Creek Correctional Center Friday afternoon, December 6th, and that it had been planned. But no one else has yet been charged. Fellow prisoners who were there at the time are not being very forthcoming […]

by · December 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
911 Dispatch Delays

911 Dispatch Delays

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Have you ever tried dialing 911, hoping for emergency assistance, and had to wait longer than you wanted for service? Recently some complaints about the delay reached the city administration. City Manager Jim Hunt advised residents that if they want quick attention, they can call the police department’s business number directly at 224-3338. “Our 911 calls […]

by · October 24, 2013 · 5 comments ·

Man dies at Spring Creek

Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to a 911 dispatch call from Spring Creek Correctional Center for an “unresponsive male” at 6:49 am Wednesday, Sept 11. The 67-year-old man apparently died of natural causes, said Megan A. Peters, the Alaska State Trooper’s public relations officer. An autopsy will be done, but no foul play or suspicion surrounds the death at this […]

by · September 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Busy Couple of Days for Police

Seward Police Department and the Ambulance Corps had a busy couple of days around the Labor Day weekend. Typical calls reported in the daily Police Journals, detailing incidents reported, (not counting routine traffic stops for lights out or speed)  included bar fights, domestic violence, driving under the influence, theft, threats, trespass, and black bears. Remember, these were only reported calls, not […]

by · September 3, 2013 · 4 comments ·
Prison Scheduling Conflict Heads to Court

Prison Scheduling Conflict Heads to Court

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The question of whether an arbitrator to a collective bargaining agreement has the authority to order the Alaska Department of Corrections to return to its former method of scheduling prison correctional officer’s shifts is heading to the Alaska Superior Court. It’s the latest legal actions taken in an ongoing dispute between the Alaska Correctional Officers’ […]

by · August 27, 2013 · 8 comments ·

Public Service Announcement from the Seward Police Department

Public Service Announcement During the past few weeks the Seward Police Department has received multiple reports of trespass and theft from vehicles. The Seward Police Department is requesting people remember to lock their vehicles and is asking for your help in apprehending the individual/s responsible. You could receive a cash reward if you provide information that leads to the arrest […]

by · August 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Inmates to work the slime lines

Inmates to work the slime lines

Heidi Zemach for SCN Some 15-16 eligible male inmates from Point Mckenzie Correctional Institute, the state’s minimum security correctional center, and Wildwood Correctional Center, the state’s prison in Kenai for long-term medium-and minimum security custody inmates, have qualified for a new work-re-entry program to work at Icicle Seafoods/Seward Fisheries. It’s an experimental two-week program, beginning next week. They will be […]

by · August 7, 2013 · 16 comments ·
Disturbance at Spring Creek

Disturbance at Spring Creek

Some 14 maximum custody inmates created a disturbance in a Segregation Unit of Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward that lasted for nine hours beginning around 11 pm Monday, August 5th. There were no injuries and prisoners remained locked in their cells throughout the disturbance, according to a media statement on the incident issued this afternoon by the Alaska Department […]

by · August 6, 2013 · 22 comments ·

Underage Exit Glacier partiers nabbed

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Ten young people were charged with underage drinking by the Alaska State Troopers, along with some other charges during a party at the Exit Glacier camping area in the early hours of Friday July 5th. None were from the Seward area or its nearby surroundings. Four between the ages of 19-20 were issued citations for […]

by · July 9, 2013 · 1 comment ·

Tuesday night shooting investigated

By  Heidi Zemach for SCN Alaska State Troopers reported to police having received a 911 call from an individual reporting that someone in a red Toyota pickup truck had fired five shots near Hemlock Street and the Seward highway, before heading northbound at 11:33 p.m Tuesday, June 18th. The Seward Police Department responded to the troopers’ request that they search […]

by · June 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
There was no propane explosion

There was no propane explosion

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward Fire Chief Dave Squires says we still do not know the cause of that school bus fire in Seward Ship’s Chandlery that killed an unidentified individual last week. But the fire was not caused by a propane tank explosion, and no propane tank exploded, he said. There was an explosion of some kind heard during […]

by · April 9, 2013 · 30 comments ·
Body Found at Site of Bus Fire

Body Found at Site of Bus Fire

Seward Police Department and Seward Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at 12:45 a.m. this (Friday) morning of a fire and explosion in the area on the Seward Ship’s Chandlery property behind and adjacent to ACE Hardware and Marine on Leirer Road,  owned by James Pruitt. Arriving at 12:50 they found the fire on an old school bus turned into a camper that […]

by · April 5, 2013 · 8 comments ·