Body Discovered

December 31, 2010 4:25 pmComments Off
Body Discovered

On December 27, 2010 at approximately 0956 hours, the Seward Police Department was notified that a body had been discovered floating in the water in the small boat harbor.  Officers responded and recovered the body of a male subject.  The body is currently at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage for identification and cause of death.  The case is under investigation.

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Secret Service Gets Involved in Credit Fraud

December 20, 2010 1:43 pmComments Off
Secret Service Gets Involved in Credit Fraud

By Heidi Zemach Two U.S. Secret Service agents were in town last week, bringing themselves up to speed on last summer’s rash of credit and debit card thefts. They met with Mayor Willard Dunham, City Manager Phillip Oates and Police Chief Tom Clemens Wednesday to discuss the ongoing investigation, and to suggest what could be done in the future. “I was very pleased that they took the time to come down here,” Dunham said. The mayor and his wife have had four cards undermined thus far, which made Dunham extremely unhappy. He has been trying to get to the bottom […]

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November 17, 2010 2:38 pmComments Off

The police department will once again be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in January 2011. 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’s Police Academy will offer insight into the law enforcement profession here in Seward. Prospective applicants must be at least 18 years old and are subject to a criminal background check. THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THE ACADEMY. Applications are available at the Seward Police Department and will be accepted until December 10th . Contact academy coordinator, Sgt Valadez […]

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Cop Talk

August 13, 2010 12:56 pm1 comment
Cop Talk

Question:  What is the deal with the “Open Container” law?  Can a passenger drink beer in a moving vehicle.  We think they should be able to. Answer:  AS 28.35.029, No, a person may not operate a vehicle when there is an open container of an alcoholic beverage in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.  Open means the seal has been broken.  Though it may seem like it would be ok for the passenger to drink, you must realize how easy it would be for a driver to drink and if stopped, hand the container to the passenger, making it almost […]

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Cop Talk

May 29, 2010 11:47 amComments Off
Cop Talk

On 5/27/10 an unfortunate incident occurred when the driver of a pickup truck left Chevron and did not notice that the dog in the truck bed had jumped out.  The dog had on a collar attached to a leash which was secured to the rear corner of the bed.  The dog was drug behind the truck for a quarter of a mile down the road before the driver was waved down.  The dog suffered severe wounds to his feet but fortunately will be ok after receiving emergency treatment at the vet in Soldotna. According to the Seward Municipal Code 11.01.075 […]

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City Council Report: Council to use Eminent Domain Powers, adopt Camera Surveillance Policy

March 24, 2010 11:21 am1 comment
City Council Report: Council to use Eminent Domain Powers, adopt Camera Surveillance Policy

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The City of Seward is ready to take by Eminent Domain property along the Seward Highway deemed necessary for the construction of a flood prevention levee. The project was one of several that resulted from a flood mitigation task force, developed at the request of FEMA following major flooding events in Seward over the past 20 years. The Forest Acres levee is meant to divert floodwater from flooding over the Seward Highway and the airport. At Monday’s bi-monthly meeting the city council passed a resolution to take the property. The Track B Dieckgraeff-Gillespie […]

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March 19, 2010 5:59 pm1 comment

 (By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) SPD Sgt.Doreen Valadez   James Eacker, of Fairbanks, was convicted of murdering Toni Lister, a 29-year old Seward mother of four, by a Kenai Superior Court jury March 10th. She was killed sometime around March 6, 1982– almost 28 years to the day of the verdict. Lister’s body was discovered April 17 of that year near the Seward Dump, stabbed with a screwdriver more than 20 times in the heart, chest and head. At the time, the unsolved case shocked the Seward community, unused to gruesome murders—or any murders at all. But the local […]

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Police Journal

March 3, 2010 11:02 amComments Off
Police Journal

2/26 1542 Ambulance requested to Birch Street for a female who fell off a ladder and hit her head. PT was bleeding from the temple area. While en route to the hospital, the patient became belligerent and accused the SVAC responder of touching her inappropriately and she wanted to go home.  SVAC requested an officer to respond.  D9 arrived and the patient was turned over to him and she was returned to her residence. Response form sent. 1610 RP, came in to Seward PD advising that AIDAN RICHARDSON was harassing her.  Officers responded to Bayview Apartments to speak with RICHARDSON […]

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Cop Talk

February 8, 2010 8:13 amComments Off
Cop Talk

Question:  Someone I know told me that a male neighbor seems to be constantly looking into her house with binoculars.  What should she do? Answer:   I would advise her to report this to the police.  This offense could be considered stalking if the offender recklessly places another person in fear.  If the incident does not quite fit the stalking criteria, the police could contact the offender and at least put him on notice that his actions are suspicious.  I would advise the victim to document any incidents and do everything possible to discourage the voyeur; for example close the drapes […]

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Police Log

April 14, 2009 1:16 pmComments Off
Police Log

03/31/09 1517 DAVID FETTERS, OLN/7030439 was arrested on Anchorage AST Warrant 3AN07 12231CR, Bail $500.00, JOSEPH GEARHART, OLN/6294738 was arrested for PTRP. Both subjects were transported to SCJ by 1E42. 2048 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY RP, from Apollo Restaurant stated someone attempted to break into the restaurant downtown in the alleyway door. 04-01-09

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Police Journal

March 31, 2009 9:26 am1 comment
Police Journal

3-17-09 0044 To Spring Creek for a subject with seizures. SVAC/SVFD were toned and responded. Subject was transported to PSMC. 0553 AVTEC Dorm Attendant called requesting an Officer to the AVTEC 1st Lake Facility for a male sleeping on the back loading dock. Officer responded and made contact with subject, was arrested for Fail to Register SOR I and transported to SCJ. 03-18-09 0220 FELONY DUI ARREST for Driving Under the Influence on Dora Way at Pacific Park Apartments, while driving vehicle 1110, 1137, 1159, 1216, 1226, 1234, 1251, 1307, 1329 VERBAL WARNING or citation for failure to wear seat […]

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Police Log

March 19, 2009 8:09 am1 comment
Police Log

The Seward Police Department is pleased to be the recipient of a Decatur Radar/Message Trailer. The trailer was recently purchased by the City with grant funds awarded by the Alaska Highway Safety Office (AHSO). No local funds were spent on this project. The radar/message trailer will be placed in various areas throughout Seward including school zones and neighborhoods. It will post the speed limit, and will display the approaching motorists speed. During its placement the trailer will collect data on number of vehicles, including top speeds, average speeds over the speed limit, and time of day with the highest number […]

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Police Log

March 17, 2009 11:20 amComments Off
Police Log

3-11-09 0800 LE/CASE # ISSUED For a sitation involving the report of Seal hunting. 1054 THEFT RP reported some checks that were cashed in Seward.  D2 spoke with the subject. 3-13-09 0139 Anonymous caller stated they needed an officer at the Yukon Bar. Officer responded and made contact with two males.  Disorderly Conduct Warning were given to both parties. 0146 RP stated the neighbor’s house was on fire in the Romack Court area. Caller did not know the address but gave directions to the location. SVAC and BCVFD responded. 0343 INTOXICATED PEDEDSTIAN Officer made contact with male on the Seward […]

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Police Log

March 5, 2009 9:04 amComments Off
Police Log

02-27-09 1803 911 MISDIAL Received 911 misdial from Seal Level Seafoods. Caller AST advised he called the wrong number and was looking for Vonnie. 2321 TRESPASS ADVISEMENT A male subject was trespassed from all the bars for the evening due to his level of intoxication. A cab was called to take him home. 3-1-09 1336 ASSAULT IV/DV CRIMINAL TRESPASS Reported to have occurred at Bayside Apartments during a disagreement over a cooking pot. Officer responded. A male suspect was arrested and transported to SCJ for Assault IV. 1831 SAST requested a medic from BCVFD to meet Helo 1 at the […]

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Cop Talk

February 23, 2009 1:38 pmComments Off
Cop Talk

Question: I’ve seen drivers who do not scrape the ice off their windshields before driving. Is this legal? Answer: AAC 04.225 Says that a driver may not operate a motor vehicle with anything that obstructs, obscures, or impairs the driver’s view. This includes ice, snow, frost, defective windshields or windows, signs, posters, or other nontransparent material. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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Cop Talk

December 4, 2008 10:37 amComments Off
Cop Talk

Question: Who is responsible for clearing snow off the sidewalks and bike paths in town? Answer: City Ordinance 13.01.025 Clearing sidewalks of snow and ice. In the city limits, residents’ property which is bordered by graded or paved sidewalks are responsible for the snow removal. The city maintains the bike paths by the schools and along the waterfront. State DOT is responsible for the bike paths along Seward Hwy. During periods of heavy snowfall, maintaining the roadways for vehicular travel is the priority. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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Police Journal

December 2, 2008 3:45 pmComments Off

11-28-08 0407, VERBAL WARNING Given to the operator after being contacted driving with expired registration. For curfew violation given to male 16 years of age for curfew violation. Parents responded to take him home. 1036, 911 hang up received from Subject. Dispatch called back and spoke with male who advised he and his girlfriend  were having an argument and she was being abusive towards him. Officers responded to location. 12-01-08 0822, VERBAL WARNING, Issued to Subject while driving for headlight requirements. 1240, Damage was reported to the City Van, LIC/XYA428. 1854, RP, of 4th Avenue, advised Subject, was out of […]

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Cop Talk

October 31, 2008 10:23 amComments Off
Cop Talk

The snow will be here soon. The public works department would like to remind citizens to remove vehicles that may hinder snow removal. Pay attention to “Street Closed” signs. Vehicles in violation will be cited and impounded. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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10:21 amComments Off

The Seward Police Department will be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in January 2009. 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 enforcement profession here in Seward. Prospective applicants must be at least 18 years of age, commit to attend 10 weekly sessions lasting 2-2.5 hours, sign any required waivers or agreements, and be subject to a criminal history and driver’s license background check. There is no charge to attend this academy; however, the […]

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Cop Talk

October 6, 2008 8:58 amComments Off
Cop Talk

The stop signs have been removed BEFORE the tracks at Stoney Creek Road and new railroad crossing arms have been installed. The stop sign is still in place from Stoney Creek onto the Seward Highway. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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