July 7
Users of Molly Walsh Park found hitting the bottle were asked to pour out the contents of said bottles and warned not drink intoxicants in public anywhere in the historic district.

July 8
A young man found stranded in Dyea was brough to the police station by a good Samaritan. The young man had been traveling with his father from Toronto, but when the father became upset he kicked the young man out of the car and drove off. Dispatch was able to contact the man’s mother, and a second good Samaritan gave him a lift to Whitehorse to catch a flight home.

July 9
EMS transported a patient from the Crown Princess to the airport for a scheduled medevac.

July 10
Police opened a vehicle in which the owner who had locked the keys inside.

July 11
Police are investigating a reported home burglary in which a large sum of cash and a piece of expensive jewelry is missing.

July 12
Police responded to an RV park where the owner of a camper was struck by a vehicle. The camper suffered damage when it fell from the blocks it had been atop.

July 14
Police received a report of an elderly couple in a vehicle broke down on the Dyea Road. The good Samaritan, who called in the report, from above call went out to assist.

July 15
Police received a report of possible gunshots in Dyea. Six individuals were found near the West Creek Bridge shooting off fireworks. Warned about fireworks and not disturbing the peace and quiet.

July 16
Police received a report that Pullen Park had been "trashed" by a large group. Police found booze bottles in the ladies restroom and lying about the ground, food left on the grill, and vomit next to the grill on the ground. Police advised public works for the need of a clean-up, and will try to patrol by more often in the future.

July 17
Users of Pullen Park found hitting the bottle were asked to pour out the contents and properly dispose of said bottles, and were warned not drink alcohol in the park.

July 18
Police helped a local resident with the traffic collision self-reporting requirements.

July 19
Police responded to the scene of a reported wrecked bicycle that appeared to have crashed in front of the city museum. Police found a backpack and man’s watch near the bike. The backpack contained two cell phones, a hat, a pipe, a vial of marijuana, a jar with multiple plastic bags, a wallet containing identification and $22 cash. Police were able to contact the owner, who responded to the PD and claimed his property – minus the marijuana and pipe.

July 20
Dispatch found a translator for a park ranger who could not understand the wild gesturing of a man who apparently spoke only Czech. – SPD


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Photo by Jeff Brady of the 2012 Bike Rodeo sponsored by Skagway Police Dept, National Park Service, and Skagway School.