Monday, July 21, 2014

Bristol Bay fishermen cited on district violations

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Possession of salmon outside district
On 7/7/14 Taran T. White, 31, of Bellingham, Wash., was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for having salmon in his possession more than one mile from the commercial fishing district where they were caught. Arraignment was set for 7/16/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Possession of salmon outside district
On 7/7/14 Steve C. Hyatt, 37, of Eureka, Calif., was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for having salmon in his possession more than one mile from the commercial fishing district where they were caught. He also was cited for failing to report the salmon on his fish ticket. Arraignment was set for 7/16/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Possession of salmon outside district
On 7/7/14 Andrew Y. Hillis, 25, of Turlock, Calif., was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for having salmon in his possession more than one mile from the commercial fishing district where they were caught. He also was cited for failing to report the salmon on his fish ticket. Arraignment was set for 7/16/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Possession of salmon outside district
On 7/9/14 Jason Douglas, 33, of Sand Point, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for having salmon in his possession more than one mile outside the district where they were caught. He also was cited for operating an unregistered powerboat. Arraignment was set for 7/16/14 in Naknek District Court.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Fire response, June 29 — Fire personnel responded to the wreck of the F/V Arctic Hunter, from which black smoke was emanating. Upon arrival they found that a salvage crew had ignited a small fire while cutting open the hull of the vessel. The fire had been extinguished by the time firefighters arrived.

Suspicious activity, June 29 — Caller reported a bus going around in circles at the landfill. An officer responded to the landfill but alas, found no bus drivers doing donuts there.

Suspicious person, July 4 — A man expressed concern about a female bar patron who first questioned whether he was a stalker, and then said she would "take him down" if he stalked her.

Assistance rendered, July 4 — Officers provided traffic control during the annual Independence Day parade.

Suspicious activity, July 4 — Report of flares being ignited and possibly landing on the roofs of nearby buildings. Nothing of that ilk was observed.

Welfare check, July 5 — Officers checked on a woman who was allegedly so intoxicated she could barely support herself against the side of a building. The woman, who was indeed inebriated, was found in the company of two sober friends who said they were taking her back to her boat.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Assault reported at False Pass plant

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: False Pass
Type: Assault
On 7/3/14 at about 2300 hours, the False Pass village public safety officer was informed of an assault that occurred at the Bering Pacific Seafoods plant. Investigation revealed Aukusitino Tulsea, 22, of Anchorage, assaulted a coworker causing injury. A criminal summons was issued for Aukusitino for assault in the fourth degree. Alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

PWS fisherman cited, 1,430 lbs of chums seized

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Coghill District, Lake Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/3/14 Cordova Wildlife Troopers cited Sergi Basargin, 18, of Tumtum, Wash., for commercial fishing during a closed period aboard the F/V Super Bee, and 1,430 pounds of chum salmon were seized. Arraignment set for 8/4/14 in Anchorage District Court.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Slew of Bristol Bay salmon fishermen cited

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/6/14 Alan J. Parks, 56, of Homer, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/16/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/5/14 Adrian Franulovic, 50, of Anacortes, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the southern boundary of the Naknek section of the Naknek-Kvichak District. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/5/14 Joshua Franulovic, 25, of Anacortes, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the southern boundary of the Naknek section of the Naknek-Kvichak District. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/14 Kristian Schonberg, 59, of Allyn, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the southern boundary of the Naknek section of the Naknek-Kvichak District. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/14 Mark S. Oravetz, 50, of Sequim, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the southern boundary of the Naknek-Kvichak District. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/14 Brennan Hartnell, 25, of Bellingham, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the southern boundary of the Naknek section of the Naknek-Kvichak District. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Nushagak District
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/2/14 Alexay Martushev, 29, of Homer, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment set for 7/8/14 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak District
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/14 Erik Eide, 47, of Mount Vernon, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment set for 7/8/14 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak District
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/4/14 Eric Phillip, 47, of Anchorage, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial drift gillnet fishing during a closed period. Arraignment set for 7/14/14 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/14 Mark Clark, 55, of Roy, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/14 Francesco Davi, 51, of Monterey, Calif., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/5/14 Roger Mikkelsen, 45, of Wrangell, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District. Arraignment set for 7/16/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/5/14 Steven L. Strelich, 44, of San Pedro, Calif., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/16/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/5/14 Douglas R. Elwell, 61, and Spencer K. Elwell, 23, both of Marysville, Wash., were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/16/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/14 Marion Burgraff, 55, of King Salmon, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/14 Alexander Urie, 21, of Sammamish, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek section. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/14 Dunedin Strickland, 22, of Palmer, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek section. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/14 Jerry B. Heichel, 68, of Stanwood, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/14 Michael E. Johnson, 36, of Bellingham, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/2/14 Dennis R. Thompson, 56, of Washington state, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/14 Alex J. Oczkewicz, 26, of Naknek, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/2/14 Giovanni A. Incaviglia, 50, of California, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/11/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/14 Greta S. Horn, 48, of Anchorage, and Casey Horn, 49, of Roseburg, Ore., were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek area. Arraignment set for 7/10/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/30/14 John Jimmy Sr., 76, of Chefornak, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Nushagak District. Arraignment set for 7/8/14 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/30/14 Ernest W. Sifsof, 27, of Dillingham, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Nushagak District. Arraignment set for 7/8/14 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/14 Kiril Z. Basargin, 35, of Homer, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment set for 7/10/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/25/14 Christopher Popa, 22, of Fallbrook, Calif., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period aboard the F/V Ivy Dream in the Egegik District. Arraignment set for 7/10/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/25/14 Shannon L. Ford, 40, of Federal Way, Wash., was cited for commercial fishing a setnet during a closed period. Arraignment set for 7/9/14 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Nushagak District
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/20/14 Allen Mitchell, 25, of Bellingham, Wash., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in a closed period. Arraignment set for 7/15/14 in Dillingham District Court.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Drunk disturbance, June 6 — Officers contacted two individuals who appeared to be involved in a heated debate about who was manlier. The two were separated and it was found that no crime had been committed.

Theft, June 20 — Fishing vessel captain reported that a commercial crab pot, inside of which was stored some other equipment, had been stolen from the pot yard on East Point Road. No suspect was identified.

Assault, June 21 — Officers responded to Harbor View bar regarding a fight between two patrons, one of whom had attacked the other with a glass of beer after they disagreed over the relative merits of their favorite football teams.

Ambulance request, June 22 — EMS personnel provided care and transport for a man who had injured his back while throwing boxes of frozen fish.

Animal, June 22 — Officers rescued a still-downy, injured bald eaglet after it was found on the side of Captains Bay Road. The eaglet was shipped to Bird TLC in Anchorage, where it was reported to be in good condition upon arrival.

Fire safety, June 23 — Fire officer noticed smoke from Little South America but discovered it was simply exhaust from a vessel's smokestack.

Public safety, June 23 — Tsunami advisory issued for Unalaska following an 8.0 earthquake near Amchitka. No evacuation was ordered.

Welfare check, June 25 — Mother asked for help contacting her son, who she believed worked on a fishing vessel and who had not answered his phone for several days. Officers contacted the son via his cell phone and asked him to call his mother.

Welfare check, June 26 — Caller from the Harbor View bar reported having made a big mistake, and asked for help. Officers responded and found a man who was afraid for his safety because he had "disrespected" some people. He later admitted to some paranoia as a result of having been using both alcohol and drugs earlier in the evening. UniSea security arranged for a safe room for the man for the evening.

DUI, June 26 — Nathan T. Imes, 37, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and misconduct involving weapons after an officer observed him stumbling from his vehicle to the Cape Cheerful Lounge, and then learned that Imes was carrying a weapon on his person.

Suicide, June 27 — Officers responded to a UniSea bunkhouse regarding a report of a possibly suicidal man at that location, and found the man intoxicated, holding a knife to his stomach and making repeated statements about wishing to die. Officers were able to persuade the man to seek assistance from a mental health specialist.

Roads, June 28 — Driver stated that the deck lights of a docked vessel made driving on East Point Road difficult. An officer contacted those onboard the vessel and asked that they turn off the offending light fixture. They did.

Assistance rendered, June 28 — A man attempting to transport a coffin from the airport to the ferry terminal asked for assistance making the move. An officer provided the man with information regarding the options available to him in Unalaska.

Suspicious activity, June 28 — Caller reported hearing what sounded like blasting. An officer reminded the caller that there are two active quarries within the city limits.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

California trollers accused of early king fishing

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Whale Bay, Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed season
On 6/30/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, contacted the F/V Chief Joseph at anchor in Still Harbor on the west coast of Baranof Island, prior to the commercial king salmon troll opening in Southeast Alaska. Troopers observed signs of fishing on deck. Investigation revealed that owner and permit holder Jeffrey D. Angelo, 49, of Samoa, Calif., and crewman Alec J. Hurst, 29, of Fort Bragg, Calif., had knowingly engaged in commercial trolling on 6/29/14, more than 24 hours prior to the July 1 season opening, and retained 12 king salmon. The men were required to return to Sitka and deliver the kings to a processor before being allowed to fish in the opening. The proceeds from the fish will be seized by the state. Angelo and Hurst were cited for commercial fishing during a closed period and unlawful possession of commercial fish. Arraignment set for 7/29/14 in Sitka District Court. Angelo also was cited for failing to display commercial numbers as required on the F/V Chief Joseph.