Unalaska police blotter: Solving a parking problem with heavy equipment

August 14, 2012 

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 – An apartment manager, clearly frustrated by the number of non-tenants who park in his parking lot, used a front-end loader to remove an illegally parked vehicle and then block it in another space. The vehicle owner chose not to pursue charges in spite of the damage that was done to her vehicle.

Welfare Check – Woman reported that while out for a walk in a local park, her dog had sniffed at an unmoving body that was covered with “garbage.” An officer contacted a now upright and urinating man who had bedded down in the park on cardboard and plastic bags because his assigned bunkroom was too noisy. He was advised that park rules do not allow for camping.

Animal – Pedestrian offered photographs of animals gone amok as part of a new installment in the ongoing pet disputes of Lake Drive.

Harassment – A number of teenagers were involved in making vulgar and threatening remarks to and/or about one another, in person, via text and on Facebook. Officers contacted the youths and their parents regarding the problem.

Assault – Officers responded to a boarding house wherein one tenant had been calling another a number of prejudicial names after the two had a dispute over issues related to cleaning up after themselves.

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