Unalaska police blotter: 'wanton' hug

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)

Assault – Caller reported she got punched in the head for no apparent reason. The complainant did not want to press charges. Investigation determined the complainant got punched because she wantonly hugged a friend of the assailant.

 Assault – A man who reported receiving threatening text messages from a woman was advised not to text her in a manner likely to provoke such threats.  The woman was also advised to cease her text threats.

Assistance Rendered – A man and a woman continued to exchange threatening text messages.  Both parties were advised that criminal charges would be filed if there were any further reports of same.

Drunk Disturbance – A belligerent drunk at the Harbor View Bar was asked to leave the premises after he created a ruckus inside the bar, and was antagonistic with the responding officer. After the drunk was placed at handcuffs he became considerably more compliant and agreed to leave the area in a taxi.

Public Safety – Officer advised a drunken bar patron not to drive home this night. The man left on foot after loudly and repeatedly proclaiming the destruction of his life and reputation at the hands of police.

 Welfare Check – Caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of the Senior Center parking lot. Officer responded and determined the driver of the vehicle had heard that the parking lot was a “hot spot” for wireless internet connection and was trying to do some online banking. The driver agreed to leave the area to cause no further suspicions. 

Welfare Check – Caller reported seeing unsupervised kids playing on a bridge and hanging from the rail over the Iliuliuk Creek. Officer contacted the two boys who ultimately admitted to hanging off the bridge “a little bit”. Officer explained the concerns about said behavior and advised them to no longer take such risks.