Harassment – A woman reported being followed in the bar by another woman who, when confronted, brandished some bear spray in a challenging manner. Investigating officers found no witnesses to the event but were able to verify the existence of prior problems between the two women.
Animal – Mother reported having to walk her child around a scrawny fox standing in a mud puddle, and expressed concern about the fox lurking near the day care entrance. An officer was unable to locate the skulking beast.
Noise Disturbance – Anonymous caller reported loud music in a residential area. The responding officer patrolled the area and heard no music, only the rumbling of tugboats working at the dock.
Drunk Disturbance – Officers responded to a bunkhouse, where an inebriate had passed out. After a lengthy, garbled conversation with the drunk, officers were able to determine the name of the man’s boat. The drunk was eventually turned over to his captain.
Noise Disturbance – Caller reported unsupervised children running amok in the apartment above her. Officers found a harried husband trying to maintain order amongst four young children. The husband apologized for the noise.
Suspicious Person/Activity – An inebriated man darted in front of a patrol car while waving and performing a jig, then sprinted away from the officer for a short distance before sitting on the curb and waiting for the officer. The inebriate was able to tell the officer only that he was having an off day and was eventually turned over to a group of sober friends who happened to pass by.
Suspicious Person/Activity – A man who two nights earlier had been dancing in front of a patrol car was reported to be shaving on the roof of a business. After conversing briefly with the man the responding officer requested an ambulance and a mental health evaluation.
Suspicious Person/Activity – Caller reported being threatened by a coworker. The responding officer learned that the caller’s laundry had been stopped by a coworker due to the noise the washing machine made. The two men were advised to discuss their differences with their company housing rep.
Harassment – Woman reported that a former friend with whom she had a falling out a year ago recently said hello to her in a sarcastic manner. The woman told the former friend’s husband she did not wish to be contacted by her former friend. The former friend honored this request, but the woman wished to have the alleged harassment documented just in case.
Suspicious Person/Activity – Caller reported having received a suspicious note on his doorstep, from a person claiming to represent the US Census Bureau and requesting to meet with the caller. An officer determined that the Census Bureau did indeed have a worker in the community.
Liquor Law Violation – Officer advised two men they were too intoxicated to remain on any licensed premise this night. The men left the area after first proffering an array of taunts and insults.
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)