March 21st

A resident was seeking assistance leaving Skagway. SPD attempted to assist his leaving town before he changed his plans to stay in Skagway.

A report was received of a child playing on the river ice with a guardian present. An officer located the individuals and confirmed that they were on a safe area of ice.

March 22nd

Fire Department personnel responded to an EWS fire alarm at the Rec Center. It was determined to have been caused by a power fluctuation.

Police responded to a fuel spill at the gas station on 4th and Main. An estimated 10 to 30 gallons of fuel had been spilled some hours before. The business owner was contacted by dispatch, who stated that the spill had been dealt with and refused to come to the scene. The officers contacted the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and reported the spill as required due to the fuel that had made its way into the drainage system. SPD and Skagway Public Works worked in conjunction with the DEC to ensure a timely cleanup and to prevent any further contamination of the Skagway River watershed.

March 23rd

A report of a small dog at large that had nearly been struck by traffic near 5th and Main was received. The code enforcement officer reported seeing the dog nearby and stated that the dog’s owner claimed the dog after it had gotten loose on a hike to Lower Lake.

A second report of a loose dog was received. A good Samaritan reported finding the dog, the owner was contacted and reunited with the animal.

March 24th

A local resident requested assistance contacting the on duty provider (ODP), the number was passed on.

A 911 call was received reporting an alarm at a local business. The caller then ended the call and called back at SPD’s non-emergency line (983-2232) and reported the same incident. The responsible party was contacted.

March 25th

Fire Department personnel responded to an EWS sprinkler alarm at a downtown business location. The alarm was determined to be false. Dispatch notified the building’s responsible party of the event.

March 26th

Fire Department personnel responded to an EWS sprinkler alarm at a downtown business location. The alarm was determined to be false. Dispatch notified the building’s responsible party of the event.

A report was received of a large dog that was loose and causing issues on the reporting party’s property. The report was passed on to an officer.

March 27th

Two 911 emergency calls were received. Dispatch received no response from the caller during either of the calls. Dispatch attempted to contact the caller back after each call and both attempts only reached a voicemail box.

March 28th

A report was received from a Dyea resident regarding a fallen tree on the road into town. The information gathered was passed on to DOT.

A report was received from a driver who had struck a fire hydrant. Dispatch advised Public Works of the incident. Public Works personnel reported to dispatch that no damage had been done to the hydrant.

Police assisted a motorist who was locked out of their vehicle.

March 29th

The code enforcement officer assisted a stranded motorist by jumpstarting their vehicle.

March 31st

A report was received from a local resident regarding a dog at large. The individual stated the dog ran up and scared both him and his own dog. The dog’s owner was promptly notified of the incident. The dog’s owner reported the suspect dog had been apprehended.

Two error alarms in the automated fire alarm system were received. The building’s owner was notified of the error alarms.

April 1st

A concerned resident reported what appeared to be trash and construction debris being dumped in the area of the old paintball course. The information and photos of the trash were passed along to an officer.

In proper April Fool’s Day spirit, a report was received regarding a Facebook post that showed graffiti on the new Public Safety Building. The ruse was quickly found out however. Nothing gets past our excellent sleuthing skills.

A resident used the emergency after-hours phone at the clinic to request dispatch’s aid in contacting the ODP. The ODP was contacted and the caller was advised that assistance would be on its way.

April 2nd

A local resident reported a man with a rifle walked past the reporting party’s home. The reporting party was advised that no illegal activity occurred. An officer was advised of the incident.

April 3rd

A report of vandalism at the men’s bathroom near the Gold Rush Cemetery was received. An officer was immediately notified of the report. An officer assessed the damage done to the facility, then contacted the parents of the suspected vandal. The suspect admitted to causing the damage and took responsibility for paying the costs incurred repairing the damage.

April 4th

A White Pass employee requested the ODP be contacted as another employee was injured and needed to be seen before the Clinic was open. The ODP was contacted and advised of the situation.

A report that the fire hydrant near 6th and Broadway had been struck by a vehicle was received. The reporting party stated that Public Works had already been contacted regarding the incident. An officer responded to the scene.

A local resident reported a bear sighting on the service road to Lower Lake near the water tank.

April 5th

Dispatch received a report of a chimney fire at a local residence. An officer and Fire Department personnel promptly responded to and were able to control the fire.

April 6th

Fire Department and SPD personnel responded to an EWS trouble alarm at the Public Safety Facility.

An abandoned vehicle complaint at 10th and State was received.

April 7th

Dispatch assisted with the testing of 911 auto dialers.

A report of a dog at large chasing crows on State Street was received.

April 8th

A report that a downtown establishment had been struck by a vehicle the previous day was received. Although there was substantial damage to the building, no one was injured.

Police assisted a motorist who was locked out of their vehicle.

Fire Department personnel responded to an EWS fire alarm at the Rec Center. The alarm was determined to be false.

April 9th

A report was received of individuals shooting firearms at West Creek. The reporting party was concerned for the public’s safety.

April 10th

Dispatch assisted with the testing of numerous 911 auto dialers.

Fire Department personnel responded to an EWS fire alarm at a downtown location. The responsible party was notified.

– SPD