Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sitka salmon troller cited twice

Location: Shelikof Bay, Sitka
Type: Commercial troll closed area
On 8/23/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Jeffery M. Farvour, 45, of Sitka, commercial power trolling off of Cape Edgecumbe. Investigation showed Farvour was operating gear from the F/V Suunta within one nautical mile of the Kruzof Island shoreline in the "areas of high king salmon abundance" which are closed during the coho commercial troll fishery by emergency order. Farvour was cited with arraignment set in Sitka District Court.

Location: Sitka
Type: Possess king salmon during closure
On 8/12/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Jeffery M. Farvour, 45, of Sitka, after investigation revealed that Farvour possessed and delivered three king salmon onboard his vessel, the F/V Suunta, during the commercial troll king salmon closure. The kings were reportedly misidentified as another legal species. Arraignment set in Sitka District Court.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Noise disturbance, Aug. 6 — Complaint about loud music in the Nirvana area. Officers patrolled the area without noting any loud noises.

Theft, Aug. 6 — Airline passenger reported that several valuable items had been stolen from her luggage on her Seattle-Juneau-Anchorage-Dutch Harbor journey.

Ambulance request, Aug. 9 — EMS personnel were dispatched to the South Channel Bridge regarding two wet men who were climbing out of the water.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 9 — Police were dispatched to the South Channel Bridge regarding two wet men who were climbing out of the water. The men, who apparently had previously advised an Unalaska Department of Public Safety employee that they would be jumping from the bridge again this year, had already left the area.

Environmental, Aug. 10 — Caller reported two "fishermen" clubbing salmon with rocks. Officers responded but did not locate the salmonid-slaying barbarians.

Assault, Aug. 13 — Officers responded to a reported fight amongst several intoxicated processing plant employees, and found one man with a recently bandaged laceration on top of his head. Statements from participants and witnesses led officers to conclude that no fight had occurred, and the injured man had actually cut his head when he stumbled on some stairs.

Public safety, Aug. 13 — Fishing company representative advised that one of their vessels was bringing to town a man who was having drug withdrawal issues and who was known to have an active warrant.

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.