Crime

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 […]

Human Remains Found Near Preachers Pond

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Human remains were discovered near Preacher’s Pond behind the Knots So Fast Feed Store, at milepost 3.5 of the Seward Highway a little after noon Monday May 11. Police notified the Alaska State Troopers, who came and collected them, and sent them to the state […]

Dangerous “Bath Salts” Banned Under New Law

Public Service Announcement: From The Seward Police Department Sgt Doreen Valadez On April 15th, 2012, the Alaska State Legislature voted to criminalize synthetic cathinones in Alaska. The Senate bill makes it illegal to sell, distribute, manufacture, or possess synthetic cathinones; generally marketed as “Bath Salts” and known to produce a […]

“Choose Respect” This Week

“Choose Respect” This Week

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Mark Your Calendars. Sea View Community Services Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program is sponsoring a public noon rally, march and potluck in Seward Thursday, March 29th to show support for the victims of sexual assault, rape and domestic violence in Alaska. Last year more […]

Random News

Random News

Random news drawn from recent police journals: For SCN by Heidi Zemach An inmate hanged himself March 12th at Spring Creek Correctional Center. Joshua M Wagner, DOB 8/7/77, a long term prisoner with a long term to serve, his release date was March of 2047, was found by correctional officers […]