Sunday, April 28, 2013

Kodiak herring seiner cited

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kodiak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 4/23/13 at 2026 hours, Kodiak Wildlife Troopers contacted Brian Blondin, 25, of Kodiak, during the herring fishery in the Village Islands/Uganik Bay section. Blondin was the operator/permit holder aboard the F/V Stephanie Lynn and was operating a purse seine outside the designated southern boundary of the Village Islands section. Blondin was cited for commercial fishing during a closed period and given an arraignment date of 5/17/13 in Kodiak District Court.

Troller cited for two undersized king salmon

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Retain undersized king salmon
On 4/25/13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, contacted Frank White, 32, of Haines, the captain of the F/V Triad, as he was offloading king salmon caught during the commercial winter troll season. Investigation revealed White had retained two king salmon under 28 inches in length. The fish were seized and White was cited. He has a mandatory appearance in Sitka District Court.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assistance rendered, April 15 — Officers responded to a residence to assist a very intoxicated individual in removing an unknown and unwanted guest. The complainant pointed to an individual on the floor, stating, "I don't know that dude and he has to go." The dude was none other than a drunken female whom the complainant has known for most of his life. The complainant refused to believe that the "dude" was not a "dude." Officers eventually convinced him of the identity of the "dudette" and all was again well in his world.

Suspicious person, April 16 — Case opened concerning a person who has been creating high levels of concern at several locations in town.

Welfare check, April 18, 0600 hours — The captain of a docked vessel reported a missing crewmember. The crewmember was last seen on the back deck smoking a cigarette. After an exhaustive search of the area around the dock and shoreline, the errant crewmember arrived back at the boat after a night of liberal libation.

Roads, April 18 — Caller reported a large boulder obstructing traffic. An officer responded and with herculean effort pushed the boulder out of the roadway.

Noise disturbance, April 20 — Caller reported neighbors were having a loud party. An officer responded and found the revelers to be reveling to the bebop beat of a fancy new karaoke machine. The partiers were asked to keep the noise to a minimum.

Animal, April 20, 1254 hours — Caller reported a dead eagle. The appropriate agency was advised.

Animal, April 20, 1906 hours — Caller reported a dead eagle. The appropriate agency was advised.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Troller had an undersized king, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Possess undersized king salmon
On 4/20/13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted the F/V Freyja in Sitka Sound. Investigation revealed the vessel was engaged in the commercial troll fishery and owner/operator Joseph Wroblewski, 59, of Sitka, had retained an undersized king salmon. He was cited and the salmon was seized. Arraignment set in Sitka District Court.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Drunk disturbance, April 8 — Officers responded to a bunkhouse to investigate a report of an individual running through the halls screaming and threatening people. The individual was contacted singing loudly in his room. He denied any aggressive behavior and was warned against disturbing his neighbors.

Assistance rendered, April 10 — Officers assisted in corralling a couple of escape artists, ages 2 and 4. Both had snuck out of their residence in an attempt to make it to a friend's house. The wanderers were reunited with their parents who had been searching for them.

Noise disturbance, April 13 — A noise disturbance was reported at a local processing plant. The complaint was dealt with by plant security before officers arrived.

Suspicious activity, April 13 — Complainant reported a strange piece of metal on the beach. An officer responded and confirmed the presence of a strange piece of metal. None involved could identify the nature of the strange piece of metal but determined it was not a danger.

Petersburg man fined over small king crab

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Petersburg
Type: Conviction
On 4/16/13 Jeb Phillips, 25, of Petersburg, pled no contest to possession of undersized golden king crab. Phillips, the commercial permit holder on the F/V Lone Fisherman, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers on 3/17/13 when undersized golden king crab were observed in his delivery to the fish processor. Phillips was fined $3,000 with $2,250 suspended and placed on probation for one year.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Seiner fined for misreporting chum catch

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Conviction
On 4/9/13 Clifford Hudson pled guilty in Sitka District Court to one count of failing to provide factual information on a fish ticket. He was fined $2,500 with $1,500 suspended and ordered to pay $1,207.50 in restitution for the difference in fish tax between two areas. He also was placed on probation for one year. Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, charged Hudson on 3/4/13. Hudson failed to report seine-caught chum salmon taken in the Hidden Falls area of District 12, instead reporting the salmon were taken in another district.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assault, March 31 — Officers responded to a report of an assault at a processing plant. The caller received injury to his face but did not want to pursue charges. The individual that the caller stated had caused the injury denied any involvement. A review of surveillance video upheld the suspect's statement and cleared him of any involvement. Further investigation revealed that the caller received the injury in a drunken wrestling match with a different individual. He still did not want to pursue charges.

Suspicious activity, April 2 — Caller reported that an individual had turned in a WWII-era bomb. The bomb was stored away from inhabited areas pending disposal.

DUI, April 3 — Against a friend's advice, Sheryl Castillo, 56, of Unalaska, drove to the police station to retrieve her dog and was arrested for DUI. Her breath alcohol content was .165.

Public safety, April 3 — Officer contacted two individuals huddled on the side of the road acting suspiciously. The two stated they were praying for guidance.

Disorderly conduct, April 4 — Officers responded to a report of a group of drunken persons walking on the side of the roadway. One of the dipsomaniacs was said to be bleeding from his head and face. Investigation revealed that the injured individual had fallen on the rocks while trying to navigate his way back to his boat. His brother tried to help but made it worse so the two began to wrestle. A third individual intervened and carried the injured brother out of the rocks to the roadway where the group was contacted by the police.

Ambulance request, April 4 — EMS responded and assisted with an individual who had fallen on the rocks and injured his head and face.

Animal, April 4 — Caller reported a "large like bird" sitting on the porch railing at a local bunkhouse, and was afraid it might have been injured. Officers responded and found an adult bald eagle perched on the railing at the front door of the bunkhouse. The eagle appeared content to eyeball everyone who came close. The eagle was shooed away, and did not appear injured.

Ambulance request, April 5 — EMS responded and assisted with an 18-year-old male who suffered face, head and neck injury aboard a fishing vessel.

Animal, April 5 — Caller reported she hit an eagle with her car. The eagle was found to be fine and flew away unscathed.

Disorderly conduct, April 6 — Officers received a call from a hysterical drunken female who was stuck "in a cage" and could not get out. Officers discovered the female at a local ball field curled up against the chain-link fence screaming into her cell phone. The female requested medical attention.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Two Sitka fishermen cited

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Failure to register
On 4/4/13 Benjamin Floyd, 33, of Sitka, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, for failing to register with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game prior to directed lingcod fishing in the Sitka area in 2012. Arraignment set in Sitka District Court.

Location: Sitka
Type: Retain undersized king salmon
On 4/7/13 Peter Dejongh, 43, of Sitka, was cited by Sitka Wildlife Troopers for retaining an undersized king salmon while participating in the commercial winter troll fishery. Troopers had contacted Dejongh on 4/6/13 as he was offloading in Sitka and discovered the undersized fish. Dejongh has a mandatory appearance in Sitka District Court.

Four herring pound permit holders cited

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Craig
Type: Failure to release herring
On 4/5/13 at approximately 0103 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Klawock Post, conducted commercial fishing checks on the herring pound grounds near Craig. Investigation revealed that captured herring had not been released as required by the permit holders on the F/V Andy Sea. Permit holders Bradford Scudder, 55, Andrew Scudder, 24, Matthew Donovan, 27, and Lauchlin Leach, 40, were each issued a summons to appear in Craig District Court.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Public safety, March 24 — Caller reported he had been attacked by an eagle when walking on the sidewalk. The caller was not injured due to wearing thick clothing. The eagle was one of a pair that is currently rebuilding its nest after the nest had been removed early in the year in an attempt to prevent such attacks.

Suspicious activity, March 25, 1102 hours — Caller reported a foul smell coming from downtown. An officer confirmed the presence of the repugnant rancidity but could not locate its origin.

Burn permit, March 25 — Burn permit issued to Alyeska Seafoods.

Drunk disturbance, March 25 — Officers responded to the airport to investigate a report of a drunken and unruly customer. Officers contacted a father and son duet of besottedness and advised them to be more respectful.

Assistance rendered, March 25 — Officer assisted two male individuals who had handcuffed themselves together and then couldn't locate the handcuff key.

Civil, March 25 — Officers assisted with the removal of a terminated and disgruntled processor.

Motor vehicle accident, March 29 — Officers investigated a hit and run accident at Alyeska Seafoods. Investigation continues.

Homer man cited twice over vessel ID issues

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Seward
Type: Vessel license, registration
On 4/2/13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post, issued two citations to Nikolai N. Yakunin, 37, of Homer, on the commercial fishing vessel Wonder Worker, for failing to have a current vessel license number plate permanently affixed to his vessel as required and for failing to have current vessel registration paperwork onboard. Bail was set at $110 for the first violation and $210 for the second violation. An optional court appearance is scheduled in Seward District Court.