CHEER SECTION – Sitka High and Mt. Edgecumbe High School cheerleaders react to a successful free throw Tuesday night at Sitka High during the cross-town boys basketball game. Edgecumbe boys and girls teams each won their games against Sitka High. Stories on the hard-fought games are on page 4 of today’s Sentinel. The region tournament takes place in Sitka in mid-March. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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September 18, 2023, Police Blotter

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

September 15

At 2:34 a.m. a caller said an intoxicated man was refusing to leave the residence, and she didn’t feel safe. Officers found the man lived in the residence, and that he was able to care for himself. 

At 9:41 a.m. trash was reported spread on Bahovec Court. Police were advised.

At 10 a.m. a house-sitter reported a dog had run off in the 580 block of HPR. The animal control officer didn’t find it.

At 1:24 p.m. a fender bender with no injuries and only minor damage was reported at Marine and Erler streets.

At 1:29 p.m. tour buses were reported being driven recklessly at the cruise ship terminal.

A 10-day impound notice was affixed to a vehicle on Bahovec Court. The vehicle had a note on it stating the driver was going forair and asking police not to tow it. However, the note appeared to be worn and fading, and nearby residents said it had been there for several weeks, and that someone appeared to be sleeping in it.

At 5 p.m. a pickup was reported being driven erratically and tailgating in the 4000 block of HPR. Police didn’t find a pickup matching the description.

At 5:27 p.m. a bar manager said a woman was harassing others. Police gave her a disorderly conduct warning, and when she smacked the police car with her hand she was given another warning.

An intoxicated man on Katlian Street was taken to the hospital.

September 16

Police were asked to do a welfare check at 2:23 a.m. and found four people in an alleyway downtown. One intoxicated man was taken to the hospital.

At 8:22 a.m. garbage was reported strewn in the 200 block of Jeff Davis Street, and birds were getting into it.

At 8:33 a.m. trash was reported strewn at Knutson Drive and SMC.

An intoxicated woman was reported in a home without permission. She was taken elsewhere.

At 10:40 a.m. garbage was reported spread on Bahovec Court and HPR.

At 1:13 p.m.  a company vehicle was reported missing, apparently due to a misunderstanding. It was found later.

At 6:44 p.m. two bears were reported in the street at First and Lake streets. An officer responded but did not see a bear.

At 8 p.m. a caller said a bear had seized a trash bag and fled, on Highland Street.

September 17

At 2:27 a.m. a bear was reported to have raided trash cans in the 2900 block of HPR.

At 11:32 a.m. kids were reported shooting squirrels with BB guns on the Path of Hope behind Moller ball field.

At 3:53 p.m. a man was reported looking into cars in the 1800 block of HPR. He was taken to another location.

At 7 p.m. a woman was reported to have spread a tent and other belongings in the 400 block of Katlian Street. Police told her she was not allowed to do that.

September 18

At 9:59 a.m. a bear was reported strewing garbage in the 3900 block of HPR.

At 10:39 a.m. items were reported stolen off a boat at Crescent Harbor.


Emergency Calls

Sitka Fire Department had seven ambulance calls Friday, three on Saturday and two on Sunday


Sitka Police

A girl age 15 was charged Friday with assault in the third degree, domestic violence.

Cipriano Guerreo, 46, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence, refusal to submit to a chemical breath test, and driving without a valid driver’s license.

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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.






February 2004

Photo caption: White Elephant Shop treasurer Ginny Cushing presents a $1,300 check to Monica Bettis, Sitka Community  Hospital long-term care activities director, and Kathy Inman, long-term care manager at the hospital. The donation is to be used to buy a wide-screen TV for the long-term unit.


February 1974

Photo caption: Gov. William Egan presents trophies to the all-tourney team in the Sitka American Legion Invitational Basketball Tournament. From left are Brad Sele, Klukwan; Gene Short, Ketchikan; David Harnum, Sitka Arrowhead Truckers; Terry Friske, Klukwan; and Jay Levan, Sitka American Legion.


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