Assistance Rendered-- Officers responded to a residence to assist a very intoxicated individual in removing an unknown and unwanted guest. The complainant pointed to an individual on the floor, stating, “I don’t know that dude and he has to go.” The dude was none other then a drunken female whom the complainant has known for most of his life. The complainant refused to believe that the “dude” was not a “dude.” Officers were eventually able to convince him of the identity of the “Dudette” and all was again well in his world.
Suspicious Person/Activity-- Caller reported that an individual had threatened to kill him. Officers contacted the complainant, who could not articulate how he came about the belief that he was going to be killed, nor could he state why he thought the other individual wanted to kill him. The suspect had no clue what the officers or the complainant were talking about. It is believed that sleep deprivation played a role in this incident.
Drunk Disturbance-- Officers assisted with three drunken individuals who had overstayed their welcome. All three left in a jovial mood.
Welfare Check-- The captain of a vessel at dock reported a missing crew member. The crew member was last seen on the back deck smoking a cigarette. After an exhaustive search of the area around the dock and shoreline, the errant crew member arrived back at the boat after a night of liberal libation.
Traffic Roads-- Caller reported a large boulder obstructing traffic. An officer responded and with herculean effort pushed the boulder out of the roadway.
Assistance Rendered-- Officers assisted in corralling a couple of escape artists, a 2 y.o. and a 4 y.o. Both had snuck out of their residence in an attempt to make it to a friend’s house. The wanderers were reunited with their parents who had been searching for them.
Drunk Disturbance-- Officers intervened in a disturbance between two “brothers” who had been exchanging some “brotherly love” in the guise of a pugilistic engagement. As the two brothers were not in fact actual brothers and neither wished to pursue charges, both were placed into separate taxis and sent on their way.
Suspicious Person/Activity-- Officers responded to City Hall to assist with an overly agitated individual. The individual was very vocal in his dissatisfaction in recent treatment by Public Safety. The individual was loud but not threatening and such was afforded his First Amendment right to free speech.
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)