Unalaska police blotter

DUI – Alexander J. Swenton, 25 yoa, was arrested for Driving under the Influence after an officer stopped Swenton, who had been fishtailing on the roadway and then tailgating another vehicle.

Drunk Disturbance – The passenger in a vehicle whose driver had just been arrested opted to urinate in a parking lot in front of the arresting officers, and was advised that his actions were illegal. Citation pending.

Alarms – A Christmas decoration fell and activated a motion detector alarm at a local business. The building was checked to ensure there were no intruders.

Alarms – Falling Christmas decorations again activated a motion detector alarm at a local business. The building was checked to ensure there were no intruders.

Domestic Disturbance – A teenage daughter reported that her mother and mother’s boyfriend were arguing, and that she was concerned for her mother’s safety. Officers responded and after talking to all parties determined no crime had been committed. The boyfriend opted to spend the remainder of Christmas Day in a workshop rather than at home.

Traffic Crime – Caller reported a possibly intoxicated driver swerving all over the roadway at varying speeds An officer stopped the driver and after being given a provisional license determined she was simply and obviously still learning to drive.

Welfare Check – Officers responded to a residence after Dispatch received a 911 hang-up call on which someone could be heard saying, “Get away from me.” Officers found the residents of said household in their usual state of mind and left after determining no crime had been committed.

Animal – Caller reported an eagle sitting on a tank inside a fish meal plant.

Suspicious Person/Activity – Officers responded to a bar after a patron, who had been denied entry after showing identification belonging to two different people, asked that police come to his assistance. The patron, who was of legal age and had no court conditions prohibiting alcohol consumption, was unable to explain exactly why he had taken and used another person’s ID to get into the bar. He was advised not to return to the bar for 72 hours.

Assault – Two sisters got into a fight over one sibling’s decision to quit her job and return to the Philippine Islands to be with the other sister’s ex-husband. One sister claimed that the other one had pulled her hair, but witnesses reported only that the two were swinging ineffectually at one another. No charges were filed. 

Harassment – Library staff reported receiving a garbled, aggressive voice mail and asked that officers investigate. An officer, after listening to the message and seeing from where it originated, opined that the caller one, was intoxicated; and two, had dialed a wrong number.

Harassment – Caller reported he had been followed from Ballyhoo Road to the police station, but did not want to identify by whom he had been followed for fear the situation would escalate. After talking to an officer for a few minutes the caller decided he was no longer concerned, provided the name of the suspect and said he didn’t want the suspect contacted.



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)