Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Disorderly conduct, Dec. 6 — UniSea security advised of a fight in progress at the Grand Aleutian hotel. Responding officers determined that several drunken fishermen had engaged in heated argument which resulted in one man receiving a cut on his head.

Theft, Dec. 6 — Officer investigated the theft of 11 crab pots from a processing facility, and determined the pots had been inadvertently released to a person other than the owner. The two parties contacted one another and made arrangements for the return and/or appropriate sale of the fishing gear.

Welfare check, Dec. 7, 0840 hours — Caller reported a man with dark skin and dark clothing was walking near the roadway without apparently paying attention to passing traffic. An officer contacted the man, who was not incapacitated in any way, and advised that he wear brighter clothing for walks in the pre-dawn Aleutian gloom.

Suspicious activity, Dec. 7 — A twitchy bunkhouse resident claimed, among other things, that his housemates have been removing his fingerprints from framed photographs in order to incriminate him in nefarious crimes. An officer advised the man to better secure his personal belongings and suggested that reducing illicit drug use might also reduce his paranoia.

Theft, Dec. 8 — A grocery store patron demanded that she be given a bag of shrimp for which she claimed to have already paid. The patron stalked off with the shrimp after an employee, believing something fishy might be going on, took the matter to a supervisor. Store management elected to handle the matter without police assistance.

Traffic crime, Dec. 9 — Officer contacted the driver of a pickup whose load of unsecured crab buoys kept falling from the vehicle, creating a rolling traffic hazard and stopping traffic on at least two occasions.

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