Daily Sitka Sentinel

Oct 17 Police Blotter

The following calls were received by Sitka police by 8 a.m. today:

Oct. 16
    A woman asked for an ambulance for a man in her kitchen. Officers found he didn’t need medical care but  was refusing to leave. He left on his own.
    A caller complained his neighbor was yelling and screaming. Officers found it was a man who was hard of hearing and trying to tune his guitar.
    A store employee reported catching two shoplifters on video.
    An intoxicated man who had almost walked into traffic on Lake Street was taken into protective custody.
    At 2:17 p.m. a caller said a fight was scheduled to take place after school on Moller Field. One of the parents of those involved said the fight took place, at a different location, and now his son was getting stitches at the hospital.
    A caller said he was watching his sister’s home in the 2700 block of HPR, and found TVs were missing.
    At 5:51 p.m. a vehicle broke down on the bridge. Police conducted traffic while a flat tire was changed. One driver will be cited for failing to yield.
    At 10:42 p.m. a bear was reported walking by the mailboxes on Rudolph Walton Circle.
    At 11:40 p.m. a caller reported trash cans knocked over by a bear on Charlie Joseph and Andrew Hope streets. The bear was gone when an officer arrived.
Oct. 17
    At 3:07 a.m. a woman reported her boyfriend was on a drinking binge and making comments about harming himself. She said she tied him up for safety reasons, but believes he may need medical attention. Police gave the man a ride to the hospital.
    At 3 a.m. an alarm went off at a hotel after a guest called 911. The guest wouldn’t answer his phone or door after that. When police talked to him in his room he said he didn’t realize he had called 911. He said he had chest pains earlier but was now fine.
    Sitka Police

    Ricardo Willard, 57, was charged with having an open container.
    John Minton, 32, was charged with escape in the third degree for trying to run out of court while he was in custody of police on Oct. 5.
    Donal E. Wick, 31, was charged with four counts of violating a protective order by allegedly trying to call his ex-wife four times in violation of a protective order.
    Katrina Wolfe, 22, was charged on Sept. 29 with driving without a license.

    Emergency Calls

    The Sitka Fire Department dispatched ambulances at  11:14 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 4:03 p.m. and 11:24 p.m. Tuesday; and 6:33 a.m. today.

    Coast Guard

    A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter medevacked a patient from Pelican to Sitka Tuesday.

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