GATHERING OF CULTURES – Dorothy Gordon holds year-old Marilyn De La Torre as they perform an entrance song Thursday at the B.J McGillis Gym during the annual Gathering of Cultures. A Tlingit dance group made up of several Sitka Tlingit dance groups opened the gathering. Mt. Edgecumbe High School’s student dance groups representing cultural groups from five regions of Alaska also performed. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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December 1, 2022, Police Blotter

Police Blotter

The following calls were recorded as of 8 a.m. today.

November 30

At 12:06 a.m. a caller on Lance Drive complained about noise.

At 10:23 a.m. two vehicles were reported to have collided in the airport parking lot. Some damage but no injuries resulted.

An animal problem was reported on Mills Street at 11:25 a.m.

A woman told police at the station about a traffic accident that had occurred. She was advised of her options.

At 2:03 p.m. a caller reported seeing a vehicle with its hazard lights on, in the 700 block of HPR. The vehicle was not in the area when officers arrived.

At 2:22 p.m. a witness reported seeing a driver hit a vehicle in the Eliason Harbor parking lot and then leave, but return later to leave a note. The two drivers were to handle the matter.

A parking problem was reported at the Raptor Center at 4:40 p.m.

At 5:18 p.m. one vehicle was reported to have hit another in a parking lot in the 700 block of Katlian, resulting in some damage. Drivers were advised of their options.

An animal call came in at 6:09 p.m. in the 1200 block of Edgecumbe Drive.

At 7:48 p.m. a welfare check was requested in the 100 block of Lincoln Street.

At 8:23 p.m. a man was reported banging on a door on DeArmond Street. He was gone when officers arrived.

At 9:08 p.m. several people were reported in the toilets at Sandy Beach, and a bonfire was burning on the beach. No one was in the toilets when officers arrived.

Some property found at Totem Square was turned in.

 

Emergency Calls

Sitka Fire Department received three ambulance calls Wednesday, and one fire call after burning food set off a smoke alarm.

 

Marriages

Kenneth Norman Davis and Michelle B. Roberts applied for a marriage license in November.

 

Divorces

The following couples were granted divorces in November:

Olivia Marie (Rodriguez) Perez and John Perez; Elizabeth Edwards Gray and Forrest Chance Gray; and William Robert Pendleton and Saraya Kelsey Coburn.

 

In Court

A  charge of assault in the fourth degree against Corina A. Rangel, 29, was dismissed without prejudice by the prosecuting attorney.

A Feb. 2 charge of assault in the fourth degree, causing fear of injury, filed against Arthur J. Kinnan, 71, was dismissed without prejudice by the prosecuting attorney.

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 9-12-2023)

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 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, September 12.

New cases as of Tuesday: 278

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 301,513

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,485

Case Rate per 100,000 – 38.14

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 152.50

Cases in last 7 days – 13

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,575

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

March 2004

Photo caption: Fire engines and ambulances shine in the sun outside the new fire hall Saturday during an open house. Hundreds turned out to look over the $4 million facility, which is twice the size of the building it replaced. It features a state-of-the-art exhaust system and much larger offices and a large training room.


50 YEARS AGO

March 1974

The Sheldon Jackson Museum will have a special showing of replicas of ancient Tlingit hunting weapons. The replicas were made by A. P. Johnson, a Tlingit  culture instructor and metal arts teacher at SJC.

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