Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Suspicious person, Aug. 20 — Officers responded to faint cries for help at the Carl E. Moses dock. Upon arrival, officers observed an individual in the water, under the dock, sitting on a float. Officers were able to extricate the subject who was later determined to be inebriated. The subject said he wanted to go for a swim, jumped in and somehow ended up under the dock. Ambulance responded and subject signed a refusal form.

Protective custody, Aug. 22 — Harbor officer reported a man sitting outside of Public Safety who stated he wanted to kill someone. Officers contacted the subject who repeated that he wanted to kill somebody. Subject was detained and subsequently transported to Anchorage for mental evaluation.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Salmon seiner cited at Ketchikan

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Ketchikan
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 8/25/13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, cited Larry Verrall, 69, of Washington, for operating his commercial salmon seine net outside the waters opened by emergency order in District 1F. This charge carries a mandatory appearance in Ketchikan District Court.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wanted man arrested at Ocean Beauty plant

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Excursion Inlet
Type: Fugitive from justice
On 8/20/13 at 1425 hours, Victor Lopez Jr., 27, of Stockton, Calif., was arrested at the Ocean Beauty Seafoods plant in Excursion Inlet on a fugitive from justice warrant issued by the state of Alaska. The Alaska warrant was based upon an outstanding warrant issued by the state of California on the charge of dangerous drugs with a bail of $610,000. Lopez was located by investigators from the state of California who passed the information to Alaska State Troopers. Lopez was transported to Juneau and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $10,000 bail.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

DUI, Aug. 6 — Juan I. Torres, 42, of Unalaska, was arrested for driving under the influence after an officer observed him utilizing the entire roadway for his driving endeavors. Torres told the arresting officer that he had simply gone out to get more beer.

Suspicious activity, Aug. 6 — Caller reported a suspicious-looking van parked in a parking lot. An officer responded and found a man employed by UAF, working on equipment designed to track tectonic plate movements.

Assault, Aug. 9 — Captain of a vessel reported a recently terminated employee had made verbal threats against him and was refusing to leave the vessel. The captain requested officers remove the subject from his vessel. Officers contacted the individual who reeked of consumed alcoholic beverages, advised him of the captain's request and told him to vacate the premises. The subject left without incident.

Welfare check, Aug. 10 — Officers responded to a report of someone jumping off the South Channel Bridge. Officers did not locate the individual but were able to ascertain, by wet trail marks, that the subject had climbed out along the embankment.

Trespass, Aug. 11 — Per the UniSea Harbor View bar doorman, a 72-hour trespass advisement was issued to a subject who insisted on challenging others to fight in the bar.

Traffic crime, Aug. 11 — Caller reported a vehicle speeding through Westward Seafoods. The vehicle was determined to belong to a local business. The owner of the business was contacted and advised to adhere to all posted speed limits.

Drug law violation, Aug. 11 — Officers responded to a report from the U.S. Coast Guard concerning alleged illegal drug activity aboard a fishing vessel. Officers conducted an investigation on the vessel which revealed no illegal drug activity.

Trespass, Aug. 14 — Caller requested two individuals be trespassed from his fishing vessel. Action pending contact with said individuals.

Traffic crime, Aug. 16 — Officer observed two vehicles racing on Henry Swanson Drive with one of the vehicles almost colliding head-on with the officer. When contacted the individuals stated they wanted to give their toddler son the sense of racing in the wind. Subject was summonsed for multiple charges.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Seiner nets $4K fine, forfeits 13,660-pound catch

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Sentencing
On 7/30/13 Izaak Esquiro, 37, of Warm Springs, Ore., pled no contest to one count of commercial seining in closed waters. He was fined $6,000 with $2,000 suspended, and his catch of 13,660 pounds of salmon was forfeited to the state of Alaska. He also was placed on probation for one year. An investigation by Alaska Wildlife Troopers had revealed that Esquiro, captain of the F/V Coral, had fished the closed waters of Nakwasina Sound.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Money reported stolen from bunkhouse

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Seward
Type: Theft
On 8/15/13 Reinaldo Cajigal, 56, of Seward, reported he had been saving money and left it in the Polar Seafoods bunkhouse. Cajigal said it was stolen sometime the day before. While Cajigal was making his report, Bradley Davis, 58, of Seward, also reported he had money stolen from his room in the bunkhouse during the same time frame. The investigation continues.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cordova fisherman nets $500 fine, probation

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Cordova
Type: Sentencing
On 6/12/13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Cordova Post, observed a skiff operating a set gillnet during a closed period. Investigation revealed the skiff was operated by Lyle A. Kritchen, 55, of Cordova. Kritchen appeared for arraignment on 8/1/13 in Cordova District Court and pled guilty to commercial fishing in a closed season. He was fined $3,000 with $2,500 suspended and placed on unsupervised probation for one year.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Ambulance request, July 25 — EMS personnel provided care and transport for a patient arriving by tugboat.

Fire safety, July 28 — Caller reported a bonfire near UniSea. Officers found one bonfire in an area far from UniSea, but did not observe the bonfire committing any criminal acts.

Trespass, July 29 — Officer issued a trespass advisement, per Westward Seafoods security, to a recently terminated employee who was no longer welcome on Westward property.

Liquor law violation, July 31 — Officer advised a drunken sailor that he was not allowed to enter or remain on any licensed premises for the rest of the night, due to his level of intoxication. The man left in the company of his shipmates, who agreed to see him safely to his hotel room.

Welfare check, July 31 — Girlfriend called requesting help locating her boyfriend, believed to be employed by a local processor. Officers were unable to establish his employment at that location, but later received word that the girlfriend finally had been able to reach him and no longer needed police assistance.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 1, 1248 hours — Caller reported a possibly suicidal crewmember on his vessel. Officers responded and found a man who had been unable to sleep, had had a headache for days and was generally unable to reconcile himself to the Aleutians' famed gloomy skies and dark oceans. There was no indication the man was suicidal but medical care was requested for his other issues.

Ambulance request, Aug. 1, 1302 hours — EMS personnel provided care and transport for a man with a headache and other medical issues.

Suspicious activity, Aug. 1 — Business manager reported that gasoline was being siphoned from company vehicles, and asked that officers increase patrols in the area where the vehicles are usually parked.

Disorderly conduct, Aug. 1 — Abdiaziz Hajinur, 25, of Colorado, was arrested for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after he first blocked an airport access door to keep passengers from boarding an outbound flight and then refused to comply with officers' demands that he leave the area. Hajinur was unable to explain why he had behaved so, though he repeatedly assured officers that he did not wish to kill them.

Welfare check, Aug. 2, 1732 hours — Officer responded to a home wherein one dipsomaniac sibling reported that his brother was freaking out, wasn't eating, had been vomiting for four days and had threatened him. The officer found both inebriated brothers accusing the other of vomiting.

Ambulance request, Aug. 2, 1815 hours — EMS personnel provided care and transport for a man who was freaking out, wasn't eating and had been vomiting for four days.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 3 — A man who identified himself as God's Army Bear told police that he had been instructed by God to kill another man, if he was first attacked by the other, and requested assistance obtaining a protective order for both his and his intended victim's safety. The man was provided with appropriate paperwork from the court.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 3 — Officer helped a young boy who had climbed up a small rock face and was unable to get down. The boy had not injured himself and was safely returned to stable ground.

Noise disturbance, Aug. 3, 2312 hours — Complaint about noise from a music festival. The band in question ceased playing after being advised of the complaint.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Seiner cited again, 13,660 lbs of salmon seized

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial seine closed waters
On 7/24/13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, received a report from the Sitka office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game that they had just observed the F/V Coral setting in the closed waters of Nakwasina Sound. Troopers contacted the vessel and an investigation revealed the captain, Izaak Esquiro, 37, of Warm Springs, Ore., had fished the closed waters of Nakwasina Sound. Esquiro was issued a summons to appear in Sitka District Court, and his catch of 13,660 pounds of salmon was seized.

Southeast seiner fined $1,000, loses catch

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Plea
On 7/17/13 Izaak J. Esquiro, 37, of Warm Springs, Ore., pled no contest to one count of operating a commercial salmon seine in a closed area. He was fined $1,000 and ordered to forfeit just under 8,000 pounds of illegally taken salmon. Wildlife troopers had cited Esquiro on 7/11/13 for operating in a closed area during the Amalga Harbor seine fishery aboard the F/V Coral.