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But It Wasn't A Riot Dept:
A group of 14 inmates at Alaska's only maximum-security prison yelled, broke toilets and sinks, and flooded their cells in a nightlong spree of destructiveness that began around 11 p.m. Monday and ended nine hours later.
No prisoners at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward were able to get out of their individual locked cells, prison officials said Tuesday. What happened did not amount to a "riot," Kaci Schroeder, spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections, said.
"It was a disturbance," Schroeder said. " I think a riot would be more out of control. Nobody left their cell."
A riot by any other name ..?
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Our Favorite Police Blotter, Dutch Harbor Style:
Assistance Rendered – Caller reported a possibly suicidal crew member on his vessel. Officers responded and found a man who had been unable to sleep, had had a headache for days and was generally unable to reconcile himself to the Aleutians’ famed gloomy skies and dark oceans. There was no indication the man was suicidal but medical care was requested for his other issues.
[Seasonal Affective Disorder does inflict serious side-effects on some of its sufferers. Having said that, Dutch Harbor is well south, comparatively speaking. Ed.]
Assistance Rendered – A man who identified himself as God’s Army Bear told police that he had been instructed by God to kill another man, if he was first attacked by the other, and requested assistance obtaining a protective order for both his and his intended victim’s safety. The man was provided with appropriate paperwork from the court.
Fire Safety – Caller reported a bonfire near Unisea. Officers found one bonfire in an area far from Unisea, but did not observe the bonfire committing any criminal acts.
[Heaven forbid a criminal bonfire - Ed.]Disorderly Conduct – Abdiaziz Hajinur, 25 yoa, of Colorado, was arrested for Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct after he first blocked an airport access door to keep passengers from boarding an outbound flight and then refused to comply with officers’ demands that he leave the area. Hajinur was unable to explain why he had behaved so, though he repeatedly assured officers that he did not wish to kill them.
[Well ... that's nice to know, too. Ed.]Welfare Check – Officer responded to a home wherein one dipsomaniac sibling reported that his brother was freaking out, wasn’t eating, had been vomiting for four days and had threatened him. The officer found both inebriated brothers accusing the other of vomiting.