December 29, 2021, Police Blotter

Police Blotter

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

December 28

At 12:08 a.m. officers did a foot patrol near Centennial Hall.

At 9:07 a.m. a woman asked to speak to an officer about her ex, who was posting about her on social media. The officer determined no crime had been committed.

At 9:53 a.m. Public Works said a vehicle was parked on top of a waterline that needed repair, in the 1700 block of HPR. Police got the vehicle moved.

At 1:37 p.m. a parked vehicle was reported hindering traffic in the 500 block of Monastery Street.

A caller on Price Street reported receiving harassing phone calls.

At 6:03 p.m. fireworks were reported going off in the 2400 block of HPR.

At 11:25 p.m. police noted that the license plates of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of SMC were unreadable.

December 29

At 12:28 a.m. an officer who lives in the 4700 block of HPR reported hearing gunshots. Police searched but didn’t find anything awry.


Emergency Calls

Sitka Fire Department received ambulance calls at 9:59 a.m., 12:26 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10:32 p.m. Tuesday. 


Sitka Police

Cipriano Guerrero, 45, was charged early today with driving under the influence.

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At a Glance

(updated 8-17-22)

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 12:15 pm Wednesday, August 17.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,444

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 277,007

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,296

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,843

Case Rate per 100,000 – 198.11

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

COVID in Sitka

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

Case Rate per 100,000 – 211.20

Cases in last 7 days – 18

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,022

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






August 2002

 Electric department officials are asking Sitkans to conserve electricity over the next few days while the city recovers from a three-hour power outage caused by a mudslide knocking out a span of the main hydropower transmission line near Heart Lake.


August 1972

Legionnaires of the American Legion, Sitka Post No. 13, have been appointed to key committees in the state department. They are George H. Inman Jr., Carroll E. Kohler, Raymond C. Perkins and Edward J. Flynn.