Friday, September 9, 2016

Petersburg crabber nets $1,500 in fines

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Petersburg
Type: Conviction
On 9/6/16 Paul Korchak, 67, of Petersburg, pled no contest to two commercial Dungeness crab violations. Korchak is the owner and permit holder onboard the F/V Amber Lynn. An Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigation showed that Korchak retained commercially caught Dungeness crab aboard his vessel for more than 24 hours after the closure of the commercial season in Registration Area A (Southeast Alaska). Inspection of the crab aboard his vessel revealed that Korchak also retained undersized crab. Korchak was ordered to pay a total amount of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and placed on probation for one year.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sitka gillnetter cited

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 9/2/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed the F/V Resource with a commercial gillnet deployed west of the Deep Inlet terminal harvest area boundary near Long Island. Permit holder Noah Mayo, 37, of Sitka, was cited on 9/3/16 for fishing in closed waters.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Man jailed in Kodiak over reported crew assault

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kodiak
Type: Assault
On 8/26/16 Alaska State Troopers received a report of an altercation that occurred on the F/V Miss Destinee in Kodiak waters. Subsequent investigation revealed Kyle Mead, 39, of Anchorage, had repeatedly assaulted a crewmember during the 2016 salmon seine season. Mead was arrested and transported to the Kodiak city jail where he was remanded on one count of assault in the second degree, two counts of assault in the third degree and two counts of assault in the fourth degree. Mead was held without bail pending arraignment. All counts were charged as domestic violence related.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assistance rendered, Aug. 5 — Caller reported being attacked by swooping eagles. She was afraid to move for fear of injury. Officers responded to assist. As the officers arrived, the sun set. The eagles seemed to lose interest in the caller once it was dark. She was able to continue walking down the hill unmolested by her feathered attackers.

Roads, Aug. 13 — Officer noticed crab pots precariously perched above the roadway. The pots were moved by the owner.

Suspicious activity, Aug. 14 — A taxi driver brought a fare to the Department of Public Safety because he was trying to solicit sex from her. Christian Berry, 25, was arrested for soliciting prostitution.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 20 — Caller reported that a boat had burned. The M/V Rebecca, which was tied up to an old barge at the head of Captains Bay, had burned to the waterline. Investigation continues.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 20 — Caller wanted officers to check his company housing for "unauthorized partying." Officers responded and did not find anyone partying, authorized or otherwise.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sitka seiner fished in closed waters, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 8/28/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report of a seine vessel fishing in the closed waters of Sandy Cove in the Deep Inlet terminal harvest area. Investigation revealed Michael W. Svenson, 57, of Sitka, operated a commercial salmon seine from the F/V Partisan inside Sandy Cove, which was closed by emergency order.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Troopers investigate Neptune Bay setnet

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Neptune Bay
Type: Wildlife violation
On 8/28/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report of a setnet in Neptune Bay. The setnet had a dead river otter in it as well as approximately 79 dead fish that couldn't be salvaged. It is believed the net was placed sometime between the 18th and the 27th. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Anchor Point at (907) 235-3010.

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.