Unalaska police blotter

Drunk Disturbance – Officers responded to a local dock and contacted two extremely inebriated fishermen, one of whom had obviously recent cuts and scrapes and neither of whom was particularly forthcoming regarding how those scrapes came to be. After having been told numerous stories about being blindfolded and/or having been attacked by a gang of thugs of various ethnicities, officers determined the injured inebriate had likely simply fallen down.

Assault – Officers responded to a report of an alleged assault and found that one man had displayed a vulgar hand gesture to another, and also left his razor trimmings in the bathroom the two men shared. A witness did confirm that the first man had tapped the second on the shoulder.  Officers determined that the shoulder tap, stray hairs and middle finger did not rise to the level of a crime.

Harassment – Caller reported feeling harassed because an Alaska State Trooper had given him a ticket at his residence, and had then pulled him over and was standing next to the caller’s car window. Caller then said he had other things to do and didn’t have time to deal with this.

Domestic Disturbance – Officer responded to a residence wherein a husband had allegedly hacked the wife’s cell phone in order to read her deleted messages. The wife refused to comply with the husband’s demand that she leave. There was no indication of physical violence. 

Environmental – Vehicle owner reported his vehicle had been vandalized, but upon closer inspection he and the responding officer determined that the damage to his truck was caused by high winds whipping the bed liner from his pickup and slamming numerous items against the windows and hood before depositing them in the parking lot and the harbor.

MVA Damage – A woman backed into her neighbor’s parked vehicle, sparking a violent confrontation between the two furious femmes. Damage to the two vehicles was negligible and the only injuries were those caused when the two irate women began pummeling one another.

Liquor Law Violation – Officer advised a man who had entered a bar with a case of beer under his arm that he could not bring alcohol into the bar. The man secured his beer elsewhere while waiting for his meal.


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)