Unalaska police blotter: Battling the Aleutians gloom

AnchorageAugust 6, 2013 

Assistance Rendered – Caller reported a possibly suicidal crew member on his vessel. Officers responded and found a man who had been unable to sleep, had had a headache for days and was generally unable to reconcile himself to the Aleutians’ famed gloomy skies and dark oceans. There was no indication the man was suicidal but medical care was requested for his other issues.

Assistance Rendered – A man who identified himself as God’s Army Bear told police that he had been instructed by God to kill another man, if he was first attacked by the other, and requested assistance obtaining a protective order for both his and his intended victim’s safety. The man was provided with appropriate paperwork from the court.

Fire Safety – Caller reported a bonfire near Unisea. Officers found one bonfire in an area far from Unisea, but did not observe the bonfire committing any criminal acts.

Traffic Roads – Caller reported a vehicle crawling up a hill and impeding traffic. An officer found the vehicle, now out of gas and stopped, and helped move the vehicle off the roadway.

Liquor Law Violation – Officer advised a drunken sailor that he was not allowed to enter or remain on any licensed premises for the rest of the night, due to his level of intoxication. The man left in the company of his shipmates, who agreed to see him safely to his hotel room.

Suspicious Person/Activity – Officers responded to a dock facility regarding an escalating confrontation between an employee and two other men. The dispute, over signing of a title to a previously sold vehicle, was eventually settled when two of the men agreed to meet at DMV to complete the necessary paperwork.

Traffic Crime – Caller reported a slow-moving taxi. The taxi driver countered that the caller was speeding.

Disorderly Conduct – Abdiaziz Hajinur, 25 yoa, of Colorado, was arrested for Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct after he first blocked an airport access door to keep passengers from boarding an outbound flight and then refused to comply with officers’ demands that he leave the area. Hajinur was unable to explain why he had behaved so, though he repeatedly assured officers that he did not wish to kill them.

Welfare Check – Officer responded to a home wherein one dipsomaniac sibling reported that his brother was freaking out, wasn’t eating, had been vomiting for four days and had threatened him.  The officer found both inebriated brothers accusing the other of vomiting.

Theft – A man who was previously arrested for assaulting his roommate reported that most of the $66 worth of food and $60 worth of cigarettes that he had left in his room were now gone. An officer spoke with the roommate about the groceries; the roommate agreed to reimburse his assailant for those he had consumed.

Assault – An inebriated woman who was refused service due to her level of intoxication threw water on the doorman and then repeatedly attempted to strike him while lacing her vituperative remarks with derogatory racial epithets. Christina Elena Henley, 33 yoa, of Unalaska, was arrested on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Assault IV.

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Read further highlights from the police log of the Unalaska Department of Public Safety 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)

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