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The guns of August reach Alaska

...goes on patrol with an automatic weapon."We train all of our guys as generalists," explained Sitka police chief Sheldon Schmitt. "We're just handling it with our patrol officers."When a SWAT-type call comes in, once or twice a year...
Sitka officer retires after 27 years, which is hard to get in Sitka. ... As far as pretty places go, you can't beat Sitka."Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt described Allen as "one of the rocks of the department," and his own "security blanket.""He knows everybody...
Sitka officer charged with wildlife offense

...Strait. They seized Rice's rifles.Rice has been with the Sitka Police Department for 24 years.Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt the city will conduct an administrative investigation when the criminal case is decided.Rice faces a Jan. 7 court...
Sitka woman loses $3,000 in wire scam

...first $3,028 had been picked up, but the second $3,028 was still at the receiving office. Police say the victim got that money back, but not the initial $3,028. Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said the investigation remains active.
Juneau passed over by federal funds for police

...The goal is to make the environment around the schools safer and to decrease violence and bullying, Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said. "It's also to promote the police department in a positive way and not necessarily as an adversary, but...
4 killed, 1 injured in stabbings

...fifth victim was taken to a local hospital and listed in serious condition as of Tuesday evening, Sitka Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said. "It's an incident like we've never had in Sitka and it's a tragedy on top of it," he said. Police...
Sitka still stunned after fatal stabbings

...little less isolated from the rest of the world. "This is an unprecedented event for this town," Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said. "Even the occasion for us to draw a gun is rare and even more rare to point at somebody." Jason Alex Abbott...
Abbott's cry for help

...up on in some way," Lopez-Coonjohn said. Acquaintances said Abbott used crystal meth, and Sitka Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said that drugs may have been "a factor" in the stabbing deaths. Kiernan said the possible drug use, the history...
Abbott charged with four counts of murder

...They said Jason Abbott was on the front porch of the home holding a knife to his throat. Sitka's Chief of Police Sheldon Schmitt said he assumed the five-inch knife Abbott held to his throat was the murder weapon. Schmitt said Abbott was highly...
Why was Abbott released after an alleged assault?

...comment and there are no court documents indicating that they requested Abbott be held longer. Sitka Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said he was not aware of any specific request or indication that Abbot should have been held longer. "There was...


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