Crime

Spring Creek Correctional Facility, Seward, Alaska - State of Alaska photo

Corrections Report Sheds Light on Prison Practices

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Gov. Bill Walker recently released a 20-page report detailing some widespread failings that occurred in Alaska’s prisons and jails, and troubling patterns in the corrections system that reviewers felt need to be addressed. Walker also replaced the Alaska Corrections Commissioner with Interim Commissioner Walter Monegan […]

Suspect charged with local area burglaries nabbed

Suspect charged with local area burglaries nabbed

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Alaska State Troopers arrested Seward’s Christopher Spiers, 31, in Nikiski Monday night, November 9th, and arrested him on three outstanding arrest warrants for allegedly breaking into two Seward residences and a tool shed, and stealing numerous valuable items, including at least 10 guns and ammunition. […]

SHS’s more proactive approach to school intruder

SHS’s more proactive approach to school intruder

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward High School Principal Trevan Walker’s voice came over the school loudspeaker Tuesday afternoon, announcing that there would be a tabletop training for the unlikely event of an armed intruder in the high school. He asked all students without classes to report to the library. […]

Giving women tools to defend themselves

Giving women tools to defend themselves

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Solomon D’Amico, a longtime Seward man is offering a new women’s self-defense course at the 5th Avenue Fitness gym. With only room for eight students at one time, it’ll be a small effort, but he feels it’s something he can do to help curb […]

Seward Jail faces uncertain future

Seward Jail faces uncertain future

By Brent Ursel – Rumors. Let’s face it, they tend to run rampant in a small town. The juicier the better. And really, who hasn’t passed on some information that they heard from a “reliable source.” Some rumors have just enough truth to them to seem plausible: “Did you hear that […]

Seward Highway Fugitive Captured

Seward Highway Fugitive Captured

Alaska State Troopers Press Release – On 3/2/15 the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force was asked by Soldotna Troopers, to look for and arrest 32 year old Andre Tanner, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from a pursuit that occurred on 2/28/15 from Soldotna to mile 52 of […]

Improving the odds against school shooters

Improving the odds against school shooters

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Local law enforcement officers and principals from Seward, Moose Pass, and every other school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will soon begin training their staffs in the ALICE Method, a training method that provides several more creative, more proactive strategies for escaping, […]

Citizen’s Police Academy to be held in January

Seward Police Department Press Release – The Seward Police Department will be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in January 2015.  The classes will be held one evening per week for approximately 10 weeks. This will be a highly informative and interesting learning experience.  The Citizen Police Academy will offer […]

Opinion: When Dogs Attack

Opinion: When Dogs Attack

By Tim Morrow – It looks like the comments were disabled on the post entitled “Dog Attack Victim Tries to Increase Public Safety.” I believe I understand the decision to disable comments, because emotions run high when it comes to people and their dogs. As a veteran bicyclist and a dog […]

Dog Attack Victim Tries to Increase Public Safety

Dog Attack Victim Tries to Increase Public Safety

By Doreen Lorenz Click link for FOX Alaska News story on Kirsten:  Dog Attack Victim tries to increase Public Safety ANCHORAGE, Ak– Earlier this month a dog attacked a Kenai Peninusla resident. Here in Anchorage we have animal control with rules and regulations and same goes for the city of […]

Peking receives community gift

Peking receives community gift

On September 3, local business owners John and Mimi Park of Peking Restaurant were attacked at their establishment, leaving them badly bruised and beaten. The crime appeared to be a random act that shocked Seward residents. See the full story here . Shortly afterward, local Sewardite Josh Estes rose to the occasion to start […]

Savage assaults on business couple stuns community

Savage assaults on business couple stuns community

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Mimi and John Park, who run Peking Restaurant on Fourth Avenue were brutally assaulted by a strange young man who walked into their restaurant Monday September 1st . Battered and bruised, they opened the restaurant the very next day. Shocked customers and friends brought […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.