December 29, 2021, Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today.

December 28

At 12:08 a.m. officers did a foot patrol near Centennial Hall.

At 9:07 a.m. a woman asked to speak to an officer about her ex, who was posting about her on social media. The officer determined no crime had been committed.

At 9:53 a.m. Public Works said a vehicle was parked on top of a waterline that needed repair, in the 1700 block of HPR. Police got the vehicle moved.

At 1:37 p.m. a parked vehicle was reported hindering traffic in the 500 block of Monastery Street.

A caller on Price Street reported receiving harassing phone calls.

At 6:03 p.m. fireworks were reported going off in the 2400 block of HPR.

At 11:25 p.m. police noted that the license plates of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of SMC were unreadable.

December 29

At 12:28 a.m. an officer who lives in the 4700 block of HPR reported hearing gunshots. Police searched but didn’t find anything awry.


Emergency Calls

Sitka Fire Department received ambulance calls at 9:59 a.m., 12:26 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10:32 p.m. Tuesday. 


Sitka Police

Cipriano Guerrero, 45, was charged early today with driving under the influence.

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At a Glance

(updated 1-12-22)

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 11:55 am Wednesday.

New cases as of Tuesday: 2,414

Total statewide – 167,008

Total (cumulative) deaths – 953

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,311

Current Hospitalizations – 81

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 130 new COVID cases in the past 7 days. Case statistics are as of Sunday.

New cases in Sitka – 7

Cases in last 7 days – 130

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,467

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.





January 2002

Classified ads, Rentals: 3-bdrm. house on the beach. $900; 3-bdrm duplex, washer/dryer $945; Great downtown house, 2 bdrms., 2 baths, furnished,
W/D, hardwood floors $850; 2-bdrm. roomy apartment $945..


January 1972

The City and Borough Assembly Tuesday approved an ordinance establishing a transportation committee to advise the assembly and promote transportation services for the municipality. Members are Cecil McClain, Ray Mabey, Clarence Kramer,
Dick Cushing and Burt Hansen.