Saturday, August 27, 2016

Troopers investigate deaths at Seward, Akutan

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Seward
Type: Death investigation
On 8/22/16 the Seward Police Department responded to a report of a deceased male near the Polar Seafoods processing plant. Initial investigation revealed James Woods, 58, of Wasilla, was deceased inside a vehicle registered to him. Notification subsequently was made to family members. Seward police requested assistance from the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Bureau of Investigation, which took over case responsibility on 8/24/16. Troopers are continuing the investigation and are asking anyone with information regarding the death to contact the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Bureau of Investigation in Soldotna at (907) 262-4453. Reports can also be made to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 283-TIPS (8477).

Location: Akutan
Type: Suicide
On 8/23/16 at about 0920 hours, the Akutan village public safety officer was notified of a suicide that occurred at the Trident Seafoods plant in Akutan. A Dutch Harbor-based Alaska wildlife trooper responded to investigate along with the VPSO. Investigation revealed a 36-year-old male was found deceased as a result of a suicidal act. No foul play is suspected. The remains have been sent to Anchorage for autopsy. The decedent's name is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assistance rendered, July 23 — A vessel reported that they were in Seattle and found that one of their crewmembers had an Alaska-issued warrant for his arrest. Officers explained that no action could be taken but they could notify their local police.

Ambulance request, July 24 — EMS responders assisted with a patient who had been hit by a forklift.

Animal, July 27 — A man stopped an officer to express concerns about the local ground squirrel population. The man requested that the animal control officer be advised that a feral cat with kittens was possibly killing said population.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Gun-pointing incident reported at Juneau

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Assault
On 8/4/16 at 1243 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a crewmember onboard a vessel who had pointed a firearm at the captain. No injuries were reported. Incident is under investigation.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Setnet nearly spanned Yakutat river, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Yakutat
Type: Unlawful methods
On 7/23/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, with assistance by the National Park Service, cited Mark Pellett, 61, of Maine, for commercial fishing a set gillnet that was more than two-thirds across the East Alsek River. Pellett was cited after being observed by troopers flying on 7/12/16 over the East Alsek River.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fishing vessel seized at Bristol Bay

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: King Salmon
Type: Vessel seizure
On 7/22/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Bristol Bay located the commercial fishing vessel Sokol with a net deployed over 4 miles from legal fishing waters, up the Kvichak River. Pursuant to a search and seizure warrant, the vessel was seized and pulled out of the water. The operator of the vessel was identified as David F. Martushev, 22, of Homer. Investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Three king salmon trollers cited at Sitka

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Undersized king salmon
On 7/3/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Douglas M. Sutton, 56, of Sitka, during a commercial salmon troll offload. Investigation showed Sutton possessed four king salmon less than 28 inches in length onboard the F/V Lady Jillian. Sutton was cited for retaining undersized king salmon.

Location: Sitka
Type: Undersized king salmon
On 7/3/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Richard C. Urias, 33, of Sitka, during a commercial salmon troll offload. Investigation showed Urias possessed two king salmon less than 28 inches in length onboard the F/V Valid. Urias was cited for retaining undersized king salmon.

Location: Sitka
Type: Undersized king salmon
On 7/3/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Matthew J. Konoske, 51, of Sitka, during a commercial salmon troll offload. Investigation showed Konoske possessed a king salmon less than 28 inches in length onboard the F/V Infinity. Konoske was cited for retaining an undersized king salmon.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Slew of fishermen charged at Bristol Bay

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/3/16 Eric J. Marxmiller, 37, of San Francisco, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/28/16 Martin San-Martin, 51, of Shoreline, Wash., was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters 400 feet west of the western boundary of the Egegik District.

Location: Naknek-Kvichak
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/16 John Harvath, 54, of Anchorage, was cited for negligently commercial fishing from the vessel Callie Ann 28 minutes and 37 seconds after the closure of the fishing period.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/16 Lowell Stambaugh, 67, of Naselle, Wash., was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters 120 feet west of the west boundary line of the Ugashik District.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/30/16 Forest Newell, 29, of Bellingham, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/27/16 Timothy Jenkins, 59, of Manokotak, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Togiak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/29/16 Joey Samuel Pavian, 26, of Togiak, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Ekuk
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/1/16 James E. Miner II, 30, of Anchorage, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/30/16 Mariah G. Lopez, 24, of Dillingham, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/23/16 Isidro Moreno, 38, of Grants Pass, Ore., was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/27/16 Martin Mulholland, 63, of Blaine, Wash., and Kyle Ridley, 22, of Edmonds, Wash., were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters.