July 21, 2021, Police Blotter

Sitka Police Department received the following calls as of 8 a.m. today.

July 20

At 3:41 a.m. a bear was reported in the 2000 block of Edgecumbe Drive.

At 6:40 a.m. citizen contact was made on Anna Drive.

At 8:54 a.m. a man was reported sleeping in the court restroom. Officers sent him on his way.

At 10:39 a.m. a caller reported a problem with Snapchat. She was advised of her options in the non-criminal matter.

At 12:12 p.m. dogs were reported in the Sea Mart parking lot.

At 4 p.m. a caller on Vitskari Street complained about barking dogs.

At 5:40 p.m. a traffic complaint in the 2600 block of HPR was filed.

At 8:24 p.m. police were asked to check on the welfare of a parent and children. The caller reported later that all was well.


Emergency Calls

Sitka Fire Department received four ambulance calls Tuesday.

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At a Glance

(updated 5-18-22)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 11:55 pm Wednesday, May 18.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,675

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 249,522

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,252

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,762

Current Hospitalizations – 44

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "medium.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Cases in last 7 days – 54

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,633

Hospitalizations (to date) – 32

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.





May 2002

Police blotter: Two juveniles who were seen throwing their belonging at each other were told to stop or face arrest. ... A woman was reported arguing with her husband and friends, all of whom agreed she had been drinking too much. ... A man said he thought a neighbor had his missing cat, but the neighbor showed police his cat and her six kittens. A watch will be kept for the missing cat.


May 2002

 There will not be a commercial herring spawn and help fishery in the Sitka area, Jim Parker, Fish & Game fisheries management biologist, announced.  There’s been good herring spawn but herring haven’t spawned in the macrocystis kelp beds.