Thursday, January 29, 2015

Arrests made in Dillingham boat burglaries

Radio station KDLG has the story here.

Troopers cite Cook Inlet cod fisherman

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Seward
Type: Groundfish area registration
On 1/24/15 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a summons to Yakov Reutov, 44, of Sterling, on the F/V Dynasty, for participating in the Cook Inlet commercial Pacific cod fishery without first registering for the fishery with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as required. Arraignment set for 2/10/15 in Seward District Court.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Troopers cite Juneau sablefish fisherman

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Exceed sablefish quota
On 1/25/15 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Cub C. Finney, 26, of Juneau, for retaining more commercially taken sablefish than allowed under Department of Fish and Game guidelines. Arraignment set for 2/3/15 in Sitka District Court.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Animal, Dec. 28 — Injured eagle, struck by a car. Alaska State Troopers took custody of the bird.

Trespass, Dec. 31 — Officer advised a fisherman, per a vessel owner, that he was not and never had been allowed onboard the vessel.

Theft, Dec. 31 — An employee at a processing plant reported that several items had been stolen from her luggage, though at what time or during what stage of her journey the theft occurred could not be determined.

Trespass, Jan. 3 — Caller reported a sleeping individual found on a vessel where no person, sleeping or otherwise, was supposed to be. The individual stated he was retrieving his belongings from the vessel. The individual was escorted off the vessel and told not to return.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chatham Strait sablefish harvester charged

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Chatham Strait
Type: Sablefish overage
Information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and fish tickets indicated Richard Curran, 58, of Sitka, had unlawfully retained more sablefish in the Chatham Strait directed fishery than the annual amount of equal share quota specified. Curran took 11,042 pounds of sablefish when his quota was 9,679 pounds (a 14 percent overage). The value of the overage is $3,343.45. Curran was issued a citation to appear in court.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

DUI, Dec. 9 — An officer contacted a driver who had veered off the road before abruptly turning across the roadway and parking near a defunct processing plant. Driver Nicholas Meriwether Dryden, 32, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Fire response, Dec. 19 — Caller reported hearing an explosion near Magone Marine and then seeing a skiff on fire in that area. Fire personnel who responded to the area found a large controlled burn in a ship's hull, which was being used as a fire pit.

Assistance rendered, Dec. 19 — School bus driver reported being stuck on ice on Captains Bay Road. Officers provided traffic control while personnel from Westward Seafoods used their equipment to move the bus.

Ambulance request, Dec. 19 — EMS personnel provided care and transport for a young man who had accidentally stabbed himself in the leg with a new Victorinox knife which was protruding from his backpack.

Assault, Dec. 21 — A man voiding his bladder in public threatened another man who had the impertinence to order him to cease micturating. The unruly urinator was advised he could be barred from company premises if he continued to create problems.

Suspicious activity, Dec. 21, 1801 hours — Crewmembers reported their captain had not been seen since approximately midnight, when he had been drinking at a bar. The crew, who were drinking at another bar, did not appear overly concerned about this state of affairs. A short time later the captain was reported to be back.

Assault, Dec. 22 — Officers responded to a melee outside the airport and found about a dozen alcohol- and testosterone-fueled fishermen milling about the bathroom. The men, only one of whom was injured, could not individually provide any coherent story but collectively related a tale of fishermen gone bad, quite possibly as a result of overconsumption of alcohol.

Noise disturbance, Dec. 24 — A bunkhouse tenant who was decidedly lacking in holiday cheer called police to complain about a neighbor who was cooking, albeit quietly, a late dinner in the communal kitchen. An officer suggested that the complainant simply be nice to his neighbor.

Suspicious activity, Dec. 24 — Caller reported men in a bucket truck were doing something to equipment on the Standard Oil Hill tsunami siren. The responding officer found two city employees repairing tower-mounted communication equipment.

Drunk disturbance, Dec. 26 — A dipsomaniac who had been fired from his previous employment made his way to a different vessel at a different dock, where he was again told by vessel management and police officers to leave.

Seiner pleads guilty at Sitka, nets $1,500 fine

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Conviction
On 9/4/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Nyle D. Thomas, 31, of Petersburg, after observing the F/V Barbara set a seine net prior to the 0600 opening of the Deep Inlet fishery. On 12/2/14 Thomas pled guilty in Sitka District Court to one count of commercial fishing in a closed period. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and placed on probation for one year. The fish caught in the illegal set were released alive at the time of the violation.