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Unalaska police blotter: Attempted murder of indoor greenery

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)

Criminal Mischief - Business owner reported one of her houseplants, left in an Intersea Mall hallway, had been knifed repeatedly by an unidentified assailant.

Assistance Rendered - A man reported he had been slapped and hit in the right eye after asking a woman if she was pregnant. The man was not injured and did not wish to press charges.

Suspicious Person/Activity - A person reported being frightened by someone shouting at him while he was driving through a residential area. Officers contacted the alleged screamer, who denied having committed such a wicked act, and asked him not to have any further contact with the man.

Assault - Drunken beach partier reported he had been assaulted by another party-goer. Officers investigating the affair determined some type of scuffle had broken out, during which one inebriate ran about swinging madly at several others, eventually striking one person and pushing another to the ground. The victims elected not to pursue charges.

Drunk Disturbance - Another concerned caller reported another stumbling drunk, this one near the PCR with a wooden stake in his hand. Officers contacted this drunk as well, and learned he no longer had his stake and was on his way to a friend's house.

Drunk Disturbance - And yet another concerned caller reported another stumbling drunk, this time on the beach. Officers found the drunk at his parents' home, where he promised to cause no additional problems for police, his parents or other community members.

Welfare Check - Desperate girlfriend asked police to check on her boyfriend, who was supposed to call this morning and had not yet done so. Vessel personnel helped officers locate the man, who was sleeping soundly in his bunk, and deliver the message to phone his gal.

Suspicious Person/Activity - Officers investigated a months-old incident in which a mother's boyfriend was accused of kissing the mother's daughter while she was sleeping. All parties reported the man accidentally kissed the daughter while standing on a table to put away a pillow.

Suspicious Person/Activity - Officers responded to a bunkhouse regarding an alleged fight in progress and found several grown men irritating another by continually turning off the electricity to the single man's room. The men were advised to resolve their differences and keep their noise to a minimum.

Drunk Disturbance - Officer disrupted a heated argument, between two men and a fiancée, which had ensued after one man tried to lure away the other man's fiancée and then made inflammatory, deprecatory remarks after his enticement techniques failed.

Assistance Rendered - Taxi driver asked for assistance with an intoxicated passenger who apparently did not know where he lived, as he had been driven "home" to many different locations, none of which were actually his residence. An officer, who recognized the drunk in the taxi, led the driver to the correct destination.

Traffic Roads - Caller expressed concern that a man in a man-hole bereft of any surrounding traffic cones or other markers, might be run over by a car.