Tag Archives: crime

Two 18-year-olds suspected of stealing snowmobile while drunk captured after police chase using snowmobiles, helicopter

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Two men suspected of stealing a snowmobile while drunk early Sunday morning were captured several hours apart by police who chased them using snowmobiles and a helicopter, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Jan. 2, 2018

deadreindeer

Loose dog attacks reindeer, forcing officials to kill it
A reindeer attacked by a loose dog just outside Longyearbyen had to be killed by officials Monday night due to the severity of the injuries.

Lock ’em up, take away the key: Governor tells motorists to stop leaving keys in vehicles after recent thefts

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For decades it’s been a tradition for Longyearbyen residents to leave their keys in vehicles because there was virtually no change they’d be stolen. The Governor of Svalbard says those days are over.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Aug. 1, 2017

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Computer equipment stolen from former kindergarten
Computer equipment was burglarized from Longyearbyen Kindergarten between Friday night and Monday morning, according to The Governor of Svalbard. “We do not want to come out with details now, but there has been a burglary,” said Police Chief Lt. Marit Ellingsen. Police conducted an investigation of the site Monday and are seeking tips from the public. The kindergarten near Svalbard Church was closed , but the building is being used by the city Longyearbyen’s property department.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of June 20, 2017

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Better efficiency called key part of future energy supply
Buildings in Longyearbyen are so energy inefficient it’s possible to increase population by nearly half, build houses for them and still save energy compared to what Longyearbyen uses today.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of March 7, 2017

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Alternative ‘doomsday vault’ to store data on film in Mine 3
Sometime in the future, when the amount of “fake news” has become so large and complex the truth is unclear, one may be able to enter a new type of “doomsday vault’ in Mine 3 and check the facts.”

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of July 7, 2015

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Reindeer  population down in Adventdalen, but still high
Adventdalen’s reindeer population declined slightly from last year’s record numbers, but is still higher than researchers expected and confirms a trend toward larger herds, according to two independent counts.