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.

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.