SENIOR WALK – Sitka High School seniors walk through the halls of Xoots Elementary School wearing their graduation attire this morning as they are congratulated by students. The seniors walked through the halls of both elementary schools and the middle school this morning. Seventy-four seniors will be graduating in the ceremony which begins 7 p.m. tonight in the school gym. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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September 11, 2023, Police Blotter

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

September 8

A man said he’d returned to his residence in the 1200 block of SMC after a trip and found items were missing. Police opened a case on it

At 7:04 p.m. a bear was reported in the area of Barht Circle and Charles Street. It was gone when officers arrived.

At 10:53 p.m. a caller complained about a noisy party on Etolin Way. Police told those in area to be quieter.

At 10:53 p.m. a caller complained about loud music on a boat at Eliason Harbor. Police told those playing the music to lower the volume.

September 9

At 1:08 a.m. a caller reported a driver doing burnouts on Lincoln Street. When police located the vehicle the driver ran into a building.

At 9:26 a.m. a caller said a husky had charged someone on Anna Drive. Police asked for further details.

A pistol was reported stolen from a residence.

At 11:42 a.m. a man was reported being aggressive at Thomsen Harbor. Police had an exchange with the man.

At 10:27 p.m. fireworks were reported at the national park.

September 10

At 3:36 a caller reported chasing off a bear getting into trash on Andrew P. Hope Street, and at 4:56 a.m. two bears were reported getting into trash at Flume Circle and Indian River Road.

A bike found in the bushes near the Indian River trail head was taken to the police station.

A caller said a woman appeared confused in the 100 block of Lincoln Street. Police talked to her and found she was looking for a restaurant.

At 12:50 p.m. a person was reported stopped by a passerby from jumping off the O’Connell Bridge. The person was taken to the hospital.

Two persons with the Sitka Cancer Survivors Society said that those who tend to the Path of Hope near Moller field regularly find litter and graffiti and other criminal mischief, and asked that police check on the property.

Drivers reported a traffic accident that occurred some days before. They were told to report those incidents at the time they happened.

A kayak was reported missing from the Indian River subdivision.

At 9:41 p.m. a man wearing a headlamp was reported trying to find access to a BIHA building. Police assisted him.

September 11

At 2:08 a.m. a caller reported hearing strange noises in the 400 block of Lake Street. It was determined the noise was caused by the wind.


Emergency Calls

Sitka Fire Department had one ambulance call Friday; 10 Saturday; and five on Sunday along with a false fire alarm.


Sitka Police

Benito Martinez, 21, was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct.

Joshua Rangel, 38, was charged early today with criminal trespassing in the second degree.


Coast Guard 

A helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka on Friday night medevacked a 61-year-old woman with a medical emergency. She was hoisted off the cruise ship Crown Princess, at Cross Sound and Cape Spencer, and flown to Sitka.

On another call, the Air Station was asked at 7:16 a.m. Saturday to help search for a possible missing boat after receiving an EPIRB signal. While searching, the helicopter was called away to medevac a patient with heart attack symptoms in Angoon. The person was flown to Sitka.

Shortly afterward, the helicopter picked up a person with heart attack symptoms in Hoonah and flew him or her to Sitka.


Wildlife Troopers

Austin Paul, 26, of California, was fined $140 on Sept. 9 on a citation for retaining coho salmon in the freshwater of Indian River where retention is closed.

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May 2004

Dr. Arthur Cleveland, a former dean at Columbus State University in Georgia, was named the new president of Sheldon Jackson College, SJC officials announced today. He will be replacing C. Carlyle Haaland, who has held the position for four years.


May 1974

Coaching and managing the Little League teams this year are John Abbott and John Calhoun, ANB; Dale and DeWayne Vilandre, Alaska Federal; Walt Barker, Elks; Frank Simmons and Frank Vilandre, Lions; Leo Bacon, Pat Ness, Cliff Robards and Bob Edenso, Moose; and Everett Webb, Sportsmen. Head umpire is Carl Karpstein.


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