Crime

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Domestic Violence march reminder

Domestic Violence march reminder

On Thursday, March 28, 2013 Seward will be participating in Governor Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect Rally.  On behalf of the Domestic Violence program at SeaView Community Services and the City of Sewardwe invite you to please, come out and join us in this march against domestic violence, sexual assault, and […]

Spring Creek Superintendent retiring

Spring Creek Superintendent retiring

Superintendent Craig Turnbull is retiring on February 28, 2013 Craig began his career with the Alaska Department of Corrections on April 15, 1991 as a Correctional Officer I at Spring Creek Correctional Center (SCCC). Craig was promoted to Correctional Officer III on February 1, 1995 and selected as the SCCC […]

Two car rollovers and SeaBean vandalized

Slick, icy roads may have been to blame for a single car rollover at mile 1.5 of Nash Road a little after 6 p.m. Friday evening. Three people were inside the vehicle when it flipped over. The driver, a male, was standing outside when help arrived. An infant and female […]

Assault on Officer at Spring Creek

Location: Spring Creek Correctional Type: Assault on a Peace Officer On 10/24/2012 at approximately 0945 hours, Crown Point troopers were notified of an officer-involved assault at Spring Creek Correctional Facility. Investigation revealed that while a correctional officer was working in an inmate housing area he was attacked by an inmate. […]

Citizens Police Academy offered

PRESS RELEASE The Seward Police Department will be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in January 2013. 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 insights into the law […]

Peeping Tom Still at Large

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward Police, and Kenai Peninsula Crime Stoppers, are actively seeking help in identifying, and bringing to justice a “Peeping Tom” who has been active throughout August in the Clearview neighborhood (Bear Drive, Resurrection Boulevard to Sweatman) and along Phoenix Avenue and Dora Way. Crime Stoppers […]

Nine Students Busted Last Week

Heidi Zemach for SCN Nine students from Seward High School have been caught smoking, or in possession of marijuana on school grounds or within the school’s Drug Free Zone. The first case involved four students, caught by local police during the early part of the second week of school, August […]

Highway Reopened, Search Suspended

July 20, 2012 (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – As of 4:30 p.m., the active search for the kidnapping/carjacking has been suspended. The Anchorage Police Department is continuing to investigate the case. The Seward Highway from mile 69.5 to mile 73 is shut down due earlier this afternoon to an ongoing APD/AST investigation. […]

Man Steals Car and Runs From Police

When a young Seward woman was being cuffed and arrested on a charge of Driving Under the Influence while stopped on Herman Leirer Road June 30, at approximately 2:30 a.m., her passenger, John Spiers, slipped over into the drivers’ seat, and made a getaway race down  Exit Glacier. The Seward […]

Spring Creek Superintendent Craig Turnbull Speaks at YOP graduation

Spring Creek Experiences Changes

Heidi Zemach for SCN Spring Creek Correctional Center, located near Fourth of July subdivision at the end of Nash Road in Seward, will continue to see some significant changes, particularly in the staffing of correctional officers and in its overall focus, beginning July 1st, the date of the new state […]