Unalaska police blotter

Animal- Caller reported that someone was feeding the eagles causing a hazard as one of the eagles had flown into her truck. Officers investigated and discovered that the eagles were not being fed but were congregating, as eagles are known to do. 

Theft- Clinton King, 26 y.o.a. from Washington State, charged with Theft 3 for taking a pair of flip-flops from the Unalaska Jail Facility. 

Fire Response – Fire personnel responded to a report of an unattended vehicle smoldering near a gas pump. The driver of the flaming box truck had already extinguished the fire using a baseball cap filled with water from a nearby puddle by the time emergency responders arrived on scene.

Traffic Roads – A stranger to the island called to say that he was lost on a mountain somewhere and his car had broken down on some remote road whose name he did not know. Officers were able to determine the man’s most likely location, and subsequently transported him back to his hotel so that he could make arrangements to retrieve his rental car.

Assistance Rendered – Drunken caller asked officers to remove a drunken friend from the caller’s residence. By the time officers arrived, the caller had forgotten what he wanted.

Assistance Rendered - Drunken caller again asked officers to remove the same drunken friend from the caller’s residence, then called back to say he no longer needed police assistance.

Assault – The drunken caller’s drunken brother reported that the drunken friend had assaulted his brother. An officer responded and found one drunken brother on the floor; the drunken friend was nowhere to be found. Neither brother was able to accurately describe what had happened.

Assistance Rendered – A drunk asked that officers mediate a dispute about a bottle of alcohol, because the caller was not big enough to fight his brother over the bottle.

Animal – Limping fox.

Harassment – An officer responded to a local restaurant, where a waitress was allegedly being cursed by a cook. The officer determined that the cook had been drinking and was upset because the waitress kept returning food orders as being improperly prepared and had made obscene gestures at her. No threats were made. A replacement cook came in to take over duties in the kitchen.

Drunk Disturbance – Caller asked officers to take custody of a man who had been drinking for several days and who the caller was tired of watching. Officers found the drunk passed out on his bed, and later determined his drinking was a violation of court orders.

Suspicious Person/Activity – Vehicle owner asked an officer to remove from her tailgate the drunken young man seated thereon. The man, who was indeed intoxicated and also belligerent, refused to cooperate and suggested the officer get help. He became quite compliant when the number of officers rapidly doubled, and agreed to leave the area.

Fire Safety – Officer advised a man that burning waste oil in a barrel which was surrounded by other barrels of flammable liquids was probably not a good idea. The man agreed with this assessment and subsequently shut down the incineration operation.


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)