Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter, as reported by the Unalaska Advertiser:

Welfare check, Aug. 17 — Several 911 calls which originated from a U.S. Coast Guard vessel were received in dispatch. Investigation revealed the land-line system for the vessel was set up in such a way that long-distance calls might mistakenly dial 911 rather than the intended recipient.

Drunk disturbance, Aug. 18 — Officers responded to a drunken shoving match on board a fishing vessel and found two intoxicated men who provided sketchy stories about whatever had occurred between them. Neither party wished to pursue any charges and the men were instructed to separate for the night.

Animal, Aug. 18 — An incensed caller reported a young woman had abandoned a 3-month-old puppy in the middle of the road. The caller had already given the young woman a tongue-lashing regarding her reprehensible behavior but wanted police to be aware of the situation. An officer contacted the woman, who maintained that her puppy had jumped out the car window and that she’d had every intention of returning for it later. The responsible citizen who found the puppy in the roadway told police he would like to keep it and provide it with a good home.

EMS, Aug. 19 — A man who was bleeding from a large gash on the top of his head came to the Unalaska Department of Public Safety to report having been attacked by eagles near City Hall. The man was provided with basic first aid and transport to the clinic.

Suspicious person, Aug. 20 — Caller reported a man in camouflage crouched on a hilltop near the Dutch Harbor post office with what appeared to be a weapon. An officer located the potential terrorist, who turned out to be a photographer with a very large lens.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 23 — A woman whose life had been changed by a man she met in Texas called to ask police if he was really a resident of Unalaska and whether police had contact with him in the past. She was considering moving to Unalaska but wanted to make sure this life-changing man wasn’t a fake. An officer advised her that police indeed know the man. The woman also asked if she should move to Unalaska to be with him. The officer suggested that perhaps she consider why she was calling the police to make this kind of decision.

1 comment:

  1. Proud citizen of Unalaska here --there are some halfway intelligent people here too, really!