12 December 2016

Police Blotter: Convenient Sidewalks Are Convenient

Domestic Disturbance
Officers responded to a residence from which a hang-up call, with yelling in the background, had been received. A man and his mother-in-law were arguing loudly but there was no indication that any physical violence had ensued. The man opted to leave for the remainder of the day.

[A man], 42 yoa, of Unalaska, was arrested for Driving under the Influence after an officer observed him utilizing the entire roadway for his driving endeavors. He told the arresting officer that he had simply gone out to get more beer.

Welfare Check
Officer contacted several inebriated men outside the Harbor View Bar, one of whom appeared to be sleeping. The men were not in need of assistance and said they planned to stay in a hotel for the night.

Traffic Roads
A driver who parked and left his vehicle squarely in the middle of an intersection, prohibiting access through and beyond said location, was issued a citation.

Suspicious Person/Activity
Caller reported a suspicious-looking van parked in a parking lot. An officer responded and found a man employed by UAF, working on equipment designed to track tectonic plate movements.

Public Safety
Caller reported two men walking in the roadway on the South Channel Bridge, creating a hazardous situation for both themselves and passing motorists. An officer contacted the men and suggested they use the sidewalk, which it turns out is conveniently located next to the roadway.

Traffic Crime
Officers received an anonymous complaint of a vehicle speeding. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and driver in question. The driver was apologetic and said he was in a rush home to start hot tubbing.

Complainant reported being beat up at the Harborview Bar. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. Investigation revealed the complainant had been asked to leave the bar because he was unruly, argumentative and hostile to bar personnel. Once outside the complainant pushed and punched at another patron who struck the complainant once in the head.

Suspicious Person/Activity
Caller reported someone shooting pellet guns at a local park. Officers responded and located several juveniles shooting at cans with pellet guns. Officers advised the juveniles that they could not discharge pellet guns within City limits and to consider gun safety courses.

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