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Police arrest Seward man after weekend search

Today, Seward's utility is owned by the city. It tried to sell the utility in 2000 and 2002, though both attempts failed.
Sabine Poux
Seward police arrested 44-year-old Cash Christensen after asking the public for help locating him and his car this weekend.

Officials have arrested a Seward man two days after he allegedly drove his car, carrying three children, into the Seward boat harbor.

Cash Christensen, 44, faces three counts of domestic violence assault and two counts of holding weapons in the third degree.

Seward Police Department Sgt. Patrick Messmer said they first received reports that a car Christensen had operated went into the harbor Friday.

“And at that time, we didn’t have any reason to believe that it was anything more than an accident,” Messmer said.

He said Christensen wasn’t there when officers responded and that the kids in the car were safely rescued. He said police followed up with Christensen later.

“But information came in later, which I can’t get into, that made us look into it again,” he said.

On Sunday, Alaska State Troopers and Seward police sent out an alert asking for help finding Christensen and his car, warning the children he had been seen driving with late Saturday night might not be safe. Around 6:30 last night, they arrested Christensen on Salmon Creek Road in Seward.

Police said they found the three girls who were with him and returned them safely to family.

Charging documents were not available Monday, due to the holiday.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Sabine Poux is a producer and reporter for the Brave Little State podcast of Vermont Public. She was formerly news director and evening news host at KDLL in Kenai.

Originally from New York, Sabine has lived and reported in Argentina and Vermont and Kenai.