Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Domestic disturbance, Nov. 16 — Caller requested officer assistance in removing his girlfriend from his residence. Caller was upset because his girlfriend wouldn't sleep with him but was sleeping with everybody else. Officers advised that the two separate for the evening to avoid further issues.

Welfare check, Nov. 17 — Boat captain requested assistance with a crewmember who went "crazy" aboard the vessel a few days earlier. Captain wanted the individual checked out by mental health when the vessel arrived in town. Officers contacted the individual in question who stated he did not go crazy, but just lost his cool due to the poor conditions on the vessel.

Theft, Nov. 19 — Caller reported approximately $25,000 worth of stolen fishing gear from their vessel. Suspect was identified. Complainant just wanted the property returned and did not want to press charges.

Noise disturbance, Nov. 19 — Caller reported that his neighbor was playing loud, Satan-like music and he wanted it to stop. Officers contacted the group and advised them to turn down the music.

Assistance rendered, Nov. 20 — Officers assisted the Harbor Department with the seizure of a vessel.

Trespass, Nov. 20 — Boat captain requested assistance in removing an intoxicated and aggressive individual from his vessel. Officers advised the subject he was trespassed indefinitely from the vessel upon the captain's request.

Drug violation, Nov. 21 — Officer was notified of possible drug activity by a local fisherman. Individual in question had flown off the island.

Roads, Dec. 1 — Caller reported a fishing buoy rolling around in the roadway on the South Channel Bridge. A city sanitation specialist removed it.

Ketchikan man charged with illegal shrimping

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Ketchikan
Type: Commercial shrimp closed season
On 12/08/14 Donald E. Westlund, 63, of Ketchikan, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, for commercial shrimping during a closed season and unlawful storage of gear. Westlund was cited after 15 of his commercial shrimp pots were located in fishing condition. Arraignment set for 12/17/14 in Ketchikan District Court.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bait seller cited at Dutch Harbor

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Dutch Harbor
Type: No catcher-seller permit
On 12/4/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Reynaldo Bada Sidro, 42, of Anchorage, for selling Pacific cod as bait to a commercial fishing vessel without possessing a catcher-seller permit. Arraignment set for 12/16/14 in Unalaska District Court.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assistance rendered, Nov. 5 — Out-of-state caller phoned 10 or so times to make sure that her mother-in-law was safe from a large storm that was still days away from making landfall. An officer suggested she contact some of her other family members to see what precautions had been put in place.

Assault, Nov. 8 — Several men beat and strangled a lone man outside the Harbor View bar, rendering him unconscious for several minutes and leaving him with severe injuries about the chest and head. The thugs attempted to flee with the victim's jacket but were followed and briefly detained by UniSea security. Officers responding to the scene quickly identified two of the three men as Brandon M. Ahrndt, 27, and Christopher T. Israelson, 23. The third man was later identified as Keith Hilty, 29. Ahrndt, Israelson and Hilty were arrested on charges of robbery, assault and theft.

Welfare check, Nov. 8 — Daughter requested assistance locating and contacting her mother, who apparently had boarded a flight to Unalaska to meet a man named John about a job in a newly opened cafe. Investigating officers were able to locate neither a newly opened cafe nor a man named John associated with any new or old cafes or similar establishments. Several hours later the daughter called to report that she had made contact with her mother.

DUI, Nov. 12 — Local boat captain reported that one of his deckhands had just been terminated due to his level of intoxication. Caller believed that the deckhand was possibly about to drive. Police sergeant contacted the intoxicated individual inside the described vehicle sleeping. There was no evidence that the vehicle had been driven.

Animal, Nov. 12 — Harbor officer observed a dead eagle on Ballyhoo Road near City Dock. Local truck driver reported that three eagles swooped in front of his vehicle and he accidentally ran over the young one. The Alaska State Troopers collected the eagle remains.

Assault, Nov. 13 — Boat captain reported being attacked by a drunken deckhand aboard the vessel. Officers responded and arrested Malaefou Laulu, 38, for assault.

Assistance rendered, Nov. 15 — Local resident got upset when he found a naked man inside his mom's room. He yelled at the naked man and told him to leave the house. The mother soon returned and asked that her son be made to leave the residence for the evening. Officers advised that they could not force the son to leave the residence as he lived there and no crime had been committed.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Silver Bay Seafoods cited over late fish tickets

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Ketchikan
Type: Fish tickets
On 11/12/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, cited Silver Bay Seafoods for 13 counts of failure to submit commercial fish tickets on time to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. A mandatory court date was set for Craig District Court.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Crab captain charged at Dutch Harbor

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Dutch Harbor
Type: Undersized red king crab
On 11/6/14 Dutch Harbor Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Elliott Nicadimas Neese, 32, of Homer, for possessing undersized red king crab onboard the F/V Saga while he was the master and permit holder of the vessel. Arraignment set for 11/13/14 in Unalaska District Court.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Theft reported at Atka Pride Seafoods

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Atka
Type: Theft
On 10/27/14 the village public safety officer in Atka received a report of a theft. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect entered the bunkhouse of the Atka Pride Seafoods plant and stole cash in excess of $500. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Atka VPSO or the Alaska State Troopers.