Criminal Mischief – Two drunken crewman who had already been asked to leave the Harbor View Bar due to their inimical behavior returned to their vessel and engaged in repeated displays of machismo, strewing one another’s belongings about a stateroom, punching one another, breaking sunglasses and agreeing to meet on the dock for a duel to settle their differences. Neither man wished to pursue charges against the other. The captain of the vessel agreed to deal with his two model employees in the morning, but was perturbed that neither of them would be spending the night in jail.
Traffic Roads – Officer advised three men who were using a fishing buoy to play soccer in the roadway that though flat ground is a rare commodity in this community, the roadway does not constitute a viable option.
Disorderly Conduct – An intoxicated man, who believed his roommate was not keeping their stateroom as clean as required by their captain, moved his roommate’s belongings into a common area and then threw a tantrum when he was chastised about his behavior. The captain, who did not wish to fire the inebriate, determined that a time-out was in order and arranged for the inebriate to stay elsewhere for the night.
DUI – Wyatt C. Remick, 35 yoa, of Washington, was arrested for Driving under the Influence after he failed to yield to an ambulance that was traveling with lights and siren activated. Remick also failed to stop for police officers until he arrived at the clinic, where he had hoped to visit an injured comrade.
Harassment – Man reported that his estranged wife was sending numerous hurtful text messages which were causing him a great deal of stress. An officer suggested that the husband contact the appropriate Arizona law enforcement agency regarding the harassment, or seek a restraining order against his wife.
Assistance Rendered – Officer stopped a speeding driver and learned she was on her way to help an intoxicated friend who had cut himself while preparing food. She was unclear about the extent of the man’s injuries. The officer responded to the residence and found that the inebriated and impolite man had already bandaged his wounded digit. The inebriate used language that made it quite clear that the officer was most unwelcome at his residence.
Fire Safety – Caller reported yellow fluid leaking from a bulk liquids trailer. Fire Officers contacted a responsible party and learned that the fluid was simply fish oil. The responsible party agreed to clean the accumulated fluid.
Animal – Caller reported a pet owner had driven to a neighborhood other than her own, and had then allowed her dog to defecate.
Harassment – Driver One complained that Driver Two had stopped in the middle of the roadway and made threatening statements to him. Driver Two claimed that the Driver One and his passengers had cut him off and had then jeered and made rude gestures at him when he yelled at them. Both drivers were advised to behave like responsible adults.
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)