Here are further highlights from the police log of the Unalaska Department of Public Safety. Read more from the log via the Dutch Harbor Telegraph. For background on the UDPS police blotter, see "Unalaska police blotter makes for great Alaska literature" (KTUU, Feb. 16, 2012) and "Dutch Harbor: The police blotter heard 'round the world" (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 5, 2009)
Suspicious Person/Activity - Anonymous caller reported a man appeared to be using a long-handled garden implement to beat at a flock of about 20 eagles in his yard. The responding officer found a hoe-wielding homeowner hacking a halibut carcass while three eagles sat on the sidelines.
Suspicious Person/Activity - An enraged family man spending the evening on the beach began roundly cursing a young woman who was also enjoying the evening and whose dogs had wandered as close as 150 feet from his wife and child. The woman reported the incident in case the enraged family man gave an encore performance.
Suspicious Person/Activity - Caller reported three men in swim trunks, preparing to jump off the South Channel Bridge. An officer contacted the waterlogged leapers below the bridge and advised them that such activities were inherently dangerous.
Suspicious Person/Activity - A potted plant, pinched five days earlier, was returned after having been uprooted and clearly mistreated. The potted plant pilferer was not identified.
Assistance Rendered - Mother reported her 14-year old daughter just didn't understand that she wasn't yet allowed to drive, and had just moved the family car from one parking space to another at the PCR. An officer contacted the willful girl and gave her a stern warning about the driving and licensing laws in Alaska.
Noise Disturbance - Caller reported hearing a muffled explosive sound from the beach. The responding officer found several teens testing refinements to their potato launcher by lobbing spuds over the ocean.
Suspicious Person/Activity - Anonymous caller reported someone who looked like a wanted person he had just seen on TV was in the Harbor View Bar. Officers contacted a man resembling the description provided by the caller, but found nothing to indicate he was wanted in this or any other state.
Welfare Check - Out-of-state caller reported having had a disturbing, abruptly terminated call with a family member who she was no longer able to reach. An officer located the family member and learned his phone battery had simply died mid-call.
Drunk Disturbance - Officers issued a trespass advisement to a sobbing, intoxicated man who had been asked not to return to the Airport Bar after he began a disconcerting dance inside the restaurant and argued with employees about pay-outs for scratch cards.
Trespass - Officer issued a trespass advisement to a no longer sobbing but still intoxicated man whose obstreperous behavior could not be tolerated at the Grand Aleutian Hotel.
PC Alcohol - A now comatose but no longer sobbing inebriate was taken into protective custody after he was found passed out in front of the clinic, where he had tottered for treatment of medical problems which he refused to divulge to medical practitioners.