Unalaska police blotter: Mystery of the bloody sweatshirt

Suspicious Person/Activity- Caller reported finding a bloody sweatshirt in some bushes. Officers responded and observed the sweatshirt with the heavy presence of fish scales, slime and blood and determined the sweatshirt had been discarded after someone had used it to clean fish. 

Suspicious Person/Activity – Caller reported several people swimming in the City Dam at Icy Creek. Officers responded contacted the individuals and advised them to not swim in the City water supply. The individuals left a short time later.

Welfare Check – Caller reported an individual passed out in his vehicle. Officers responded and contacted the individual who stated that he was working on his vehicle when he fell asleep on the seat. No consumption of alcohol was detected on the subject.

Public Safety – Caller reported an intoxicated male at the Unalaska Visitor Center. Officers responded and contacted the subject who said he was trying to purchase an Alaska flag. Officer advised the subject to go home and return when he sobers up. Subject complied.

Environmental – Caller reported several individuals molesting salmon in the Iliuliuk Creek. Officers responded and determined the subjects to be Chinese foreign nationals. The individuals were advised that they could not molest the salmon and a fishing license was needed to fish in Alaska. The individuals were not familiar with regulations concerning fishing in Alaska, apologized for their actions and vacated the area. 

Assault- Caller reported two individuals fighting in the middle of the road. Officer responded and observed the individuals wrestling in the middle of the road. Officer interceded and broke up the melee. Both subjects who were intoxicated did not want to pursue charges and apologized to each other.

Welfare Check – Caller reported his son in Dutch Harbor was in a time of crisis and requested a welfare check on him. Officers were able to locate the subject who was gainfully employed with no apparent problems. The subject said he would call his father to assure him everything was alright.

Assault – Officers responded to the Harbor View Bar regarding an altercation between two female patrons, one of whom had videotaped the other dancing. Eventually both women agreed to leave the other alone.

Assistance Rendered – Officers responded to a residence from which a boyfriend had removed items belonging to his now ex-girlfriend, following a report that the items had been damaged and strewn about the driveway. Officers found some packed bags in the driveway and were able to ascertain that they belonged to the girlfriend and had not been damaged. The items were turned over to their rightful owner.

Liquor Law Violation – Officers contacted a man who had been consuming alcohol in public, and advised him it was a violation to do so. The man’s contentious behavior improved considerably after security officers for his employers advised him he could lose his job.

Theft – Caller reported a vehicle, left unlocked with the keys inside, had been stolen from the airport sometime in the last few days. About an hour later the caller reported that the vehicle had been found, at the airport.

Domestic Disturbance – Caller reported his brother being drunk and abusive. Officers responded and observed the two highly intoxicated brothers. One brother was accusing the other of not doing anything around the house. Both subjects were advised to behave civilly and to discuss their problems when they sober up. 


Read further highlights from the police log of the Unalaska Department of Public Safety via KUCB. 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 read 'round the world" (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 5, 2009)