Thursday, August 14, 2014

Assault reported on vessel near Afognak Island

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kodiak
Type: Assault
On 8/13/14 at 0410 hours, Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault that had occurred on the F/V Crimson Tide on the waters near Afognak Island. Randall Carter, 43, of Soldotna, reported he had been assaulted by two men from the F/V Cora Maria. The investigation continues.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Metlakatla gillnetter accused of illegal fishing

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Ketchikan
Type: Commercial fish closed area
On 8/4/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Dion A. Booth, 20, of Metlakatla, for commercial salmon fishing with a drift gillnet in a closed area of Nichols Passage in District 1F. He also was cited for having no Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission permit in possession. This offense was observed on 7/21/14 and documented by the U.S. Coast Guard. Booth has a mandatory arraignment in Ketchikan District Court.

Kotzebue gillnetter charged with waste of salmon

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kotzebue
Type: Waste of salmon
On 8/6/14 Roswell Schaeffer Sr., 64, of Kotzebue, was issued a summons to appear in Kotzebue District Court for waste of salmon. Investigation revealed Schaeffer abandoned a half shackle of commercial gillnet with 103 salmon in it.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Suspicious persons, July 27, 0107 hours — Officers contacted several men who were drinking and loitering around an allegedly disabled vehicle near Little South America. The men, all of whom were intoxicated, were advised not to drive this night.

Welfare check, July 27, 0239 hours — Officer contacted three different but also intoxicated men after watching two of the three men stumble and fall to the ground. The men were not injured and required no assistance meandering back to their respective rooms.

Welfare check, July 27, 0502 hours — Yet another inebriate, this one walking in the middle of the roadway, was contacted by officers. The drunk was able to safely board his vessel, which was docked only a few feet away.

Welfare check, July 29 — Out-of-town caller asked police to check on her husband, from whom she had not heard for almost 10 whole hours. Officers located the man and then advised the woman that the man was at work, and had been for most of the day.

Welfare check, July 30 — Company security asked officers to check on a man who had made comments about having lived a good life and having nowhere to go, after his employment was terminated. An officer spoke to the man, who denied any intention to harm himself and said he simply has nowhere to store his belongings and wants to give them away.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 2 — Request to allow access to the beach near the Aleutian Rod & Gun Club range, in order to clean shipwreck debris.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sitka gillnetter arrested, charged with DUI

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: DUI — watercraft
On 7/28/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Todd P. Wyman, 31, of Sitka, during a routine commercial fishing contact at Deep Inlet. Investigation revealed Wyman was operating the 36-foot gillnetter Crackerjack Mariner while under the influence of alcohol. Wyman was arrested and transported to the Sitka jail where bail was set at $1,500.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Environmental, July 8 — Caller reported what appeared to be an oil slick on the beach. Officers found a brown, vaguely gelatinous substance, within which were suspended particles of sand, which had accumulated in long rafts next to the beach. The gelatinous accumulation neither looked, felt nor smelled like a petroleum product.

Assistance rendered, July 11 — Officers spoke with both property owners and labor protesters regarding private property limits and protest restrictions.

Found property, July 12 — Individual turned in a handbag, containing over $2,000 in cash, which he had found near the gas station. The handbag was turned over to its owner.

Welfare check, July 14 — Callers responding to a report of a woman staggering in the roadway found a quite inebriated man tottering back to his vessel. The inebriate appeared capable of safely traversing the short remaining distance to his vessel.

Harassment, July 14 — Officer advised an out-of-town wife who had made repeated calls to both police and security regarding her husband's welfare that her numerous unnecessary calls were creating a safety hazard by tying up phone lines. The wife responded by asking what she needed to do to get her husband arrested for conspiracy to commit murder. She was advised to contact her local law enforcement if she was in fear for her safety.

Assault, July 15 — Officer responded to a report of a fight in progress and found that two men had engaged in a brief altercation after an argument about tribal affairs in their home country. Witnesses put both men at fault, and neither wished to pursue charges.

Trespass, July 16 — Plant security requested assistance with a newly hired plant manager who was inebriated and had been found turning off various machines in the powerhouse. The belligerent plant manager made several comments regarding ownership of said machines, but eventually complied with the request to leave the premises.

Suspicious person, July 16 — An out-of-town wife told an officer she wished to report a crime that had not yet been committed, namely that her husband, who calls to tell her he loves her, is conspiring to have her killed. The wife refused to provide information regarding her location or to speak to police in her jurisdiction about the alleged conspiracy, and hung up on the officer.

Public safety, July 17 — Officer responded to a report that someone was in the water below the South Channel Bridge, and found upon arrival that the person in the water was wearing dive gear and was climbing aboard a dive-flagged vessel.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Assault reported on vessel at Petersburg

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Petersburg
Type: Assault
On 7/23/14 at 0805 hours, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an assault aboard the F/V Favorite. Investigation revealed the 28-year-old captain assaulted a 31-year-old crewmember by grabbing him around the throat with his hands. The crewmember has disembarked the vessel and the investigation is still ongoing.