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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 ·

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 ·
Citizen’s Police Academy

Citizen’s Police Academy

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 enforcement profession here in Seward. Prospective applicants must be at least 18 […]

by · November 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Day

SEWARD POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SEPTEMBER 29 AT SAFEWAY On September 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Seward Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications […]

by · August 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
A Sober Time As Prom Approaches

A Sober Time As Prom Approaches

By Heidi Zemach for SCN It’s almost the end of the 2012 school year, and high school prom is this Saturday night. In preparation for prom and graduation, the high school hosted “Every 15 minutes” a mock drill of a deadly drunken driving car accident in its parking lot two days last week. Then, on Tuesday of this week, the […]

by · April 19, 2012 · 2 comments ·
Body Discovered

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 […]

by · December 31, 2010 · Comments are Disabled ·
Secret Service Gets Involved in Credit Fraud

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 […]

by · December 20, 2010 · Comments are Disabled ·

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 […]

by · November 17, 2010 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cop Talk

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 […]

by · August 13, 2010 · 1 comment ·
Cop Talk

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 […]

by · May 29, 2010 · Comments are Disabled ·
City Council Report: Council to use Eminent Domain Powers, adopt Camera Surveillance Policy

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 […]

by · March 24, 2010 · 1 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 […]

by · March 19, 2010 · 1 comment ·
Police Journal

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 […]

by · March 3, 2010 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cop Talk

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, […]

by · February 8, 2010 · Comments are Disabled ·
Police Log

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

by · April 14, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Police Journal

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 […]

by · March 31, 2009 · 1 comment ·
Police Log

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 […]

by · March 19, 2009 · 1 comment ·
Police Log

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 […]

by · March 17, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Police Log

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 […]

by · March 5, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cop Talk

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; […]

by · February 23, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cop Talk

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 […]

by · December 4, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

Police Journal

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 […]

by · December 2, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cop Talk

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

by · October 31, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

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 […]

by · October 31, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cop Talk

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

by · October 6, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cop Talk

Cop Talk

Click It or Ticket It Alaska Law requires drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts. For violators age 16 or older, the fine is $15.00. For violators who fail to properly secure a child in a child safety device, the fine is $50.00. Seatbelts save lives. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

by · August 15, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cop Talk

Cop Talk

Question: Does Seward have a law regarding open containers of alcohol in public places? Answer: Yes. City Code 8.05.015 No one shall have an open container containing alcohol in a person’s possession on the public streets, parks or in any other public place. Fine is $100.00. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

by · July 23, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·