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The guns of August reach Alaska

...either department 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...
No explosives found in Sitka dynamite search

...had been found during the hours-long operation Saturday. The wires were discovered Friday just off Lance Drive.Sitka police and fire departments, as well as public works crews, assisted in the response.Assistant Fire Chief Al Stevens said...
Sitka police officer rescued after fall

SITKA - An off-duty Sitka police officer had to be rescued after falling 200 yards down a cliff while out hunting. Kyle Ferguson, 31, was rescued early Friday...
Sitka officer retires after 27 years

...longest-serving sworn officer in the Sitka Police Department has worked under five...pretty places go, you can't beat Sitka."Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt described...enforcement opening was with the Sitka Police Department. He was hired in 1987...
Woman who died on Juneau trail had history of seizures

...said, choking up. "I never got a chance to see her again."JPD was informed Riley was in Sitka, so they asked the Sitka Police Department to find and notify him of the death. They didn't know he would be returning to Juneau that night.Riley...
Sitka officer charged with wildlife offense

SITKA - A veteran Sitka police officer is on paid administrative leave as he faces a misdemeanor...Neva Strait. They seized Rice's rifles.Rice has been with the Sitka Police Department for 24 years.Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt the city...
Probe of Sitka police finds no wrongdoing

...SITKA - An investigation of the Sitka Police Department has found no criminal...John Baeza. McLendon resigned as Sitka police chief prior to the investigation...district attorney works daily with Sitka police officers, Parkes said. Current...
Sitka: Police seize marijuana, firearms

Sitka Police seized a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two firearms...Inspector and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration are assisting Sitka police with the investigation, which is supported by a grant from the Bureau...
Sitka police lieutenant will not be prosecuted

...Appeals will not pursue criminal prosecution against Sitka Police Lt. John Baeza, Police Chief Bill McLendon announced...separate investigation is being conducted internally by the Sitka Police Department. "We didn't want any appearance of improprieties...
Sitka: Police detain alleged illegal immigrant

Sitka police Tuesday detained a man on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant, after...custody of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials, said Sitka Police Officer Kim Taylor. INS officials will fly Mayorga to Anchorage for further...


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