Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assault, May 12 — Brandon Shae Mink, 34, was arrested after officers investigated a report that he had assaulted his girlfriend. Mink, whose girlfriend found he was sleeping with someone else, grabbed his girlfriend in a chokehold and threw her around the galley before challenging her to "fight like a man."

Assist other agency, May 12 — Police and fire officers assisted with evicting 18 tenants from a boarding house after the fire marshal determined the boarding house posed a significant fire hazard.

Trespass, May 12 — Jeremy Bruseau was found by a houseboat owner in the owner's bed, watching television and drinking vodka, with his hand on the buttocks of the owner's sleeping wife. Bruseau was successfully convinced at gunpoint to leave but repeatedly claimed that he had been invited onboard by "the dude." Bruseau stumbled his way to a nearby bar where he collapsed on the sidewalk to await police arrival. He was arrested on criminal trespass charges.

Suspicious activity, May 14 — Caller reported people rolling boulders from the top of Bunker Hill into an area frequented by pedestrians several hundred feet below. An officer hiked to the top of Bunker Hill but found that the suspect boulder rollers had already departed.

Noise disturbance, May 17, 2158 hours — Caller reported a loud ship's horn was blaring with annoying frequency which prevented the caller from sleeping. The offending horn was located and the responsible party, who was trying to fix the broken horn, assured the horn blowing would stop.

Homicide investigation, May 22, 0152 hours — Officers responded to a local bar to investigate a report of "man down." Subsequent investigation revealed that Anthony "Tony" Pouesi had punched Marlo Adams, knocking him out. Adams sustained serious head injury when he hit the ground. Pouesi, 28, from American Samoa, was arrested and charged with assault and providing false information to a police officer. On May 24, Adams died from his injuries. Pouesi's charges were amended to include manslaughter. (Lauren Rosenthal of KUCB has more details here.)

Drug law violation, May 24 — Tam Nguyen, 45, from Vietnam, was arrested and charged with possessing heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine with intent to distribute; distribution of heroin; and illegal possession of a loaded handgun. He also was charged with maintaining a business/building for a drug enterprise.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Three Bering Sea crewmen charged with assault

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Dutch Harbor
Type: Assault
On 5/26/14 Dutch Harbor Wildlife Troopers issued summonses to Ualesi Afoa, 23, of Honolulu; Enders Vaimili Vailolo, 47, of Silverdale, Wash.; and Javoen Shakeem Byrd, 23, of Olympia, Wash., for assault in the fourth degree. The three were crewmen on a Bering Sea commercial fishing vessel and the assaults occurred at sea while the vessel was fishing and processing.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Yakutat troller lacked permit, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Yakutat
Type: Commercial fish without valid permit
On 4/29/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Yakutat cited Kevin Firestack, 48, of Wasilla, for commercial salmon trolling without a valid commercial troll permit. Investigation revealed Firestack caught and sold fish on three different occasions in January using a commercial setnet permit while he was partaking in the winter king troll fishery in Yakutat. Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission records revealed Firestack did not have a valid permit during the dates the fish were caught and sold.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Troopers cite Copper River salmon gillnetter

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Copper River flats
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 5/15/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Cordova Post, cited Clifford M. Johns, 56, of Bothell, Wash., and the F/V Dances with Clams, for operating a drift gillnet in waters closed by regulation (Chinook salmon inside closure area). Arraignment set in Cordova District Court.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Suspicious activity, May 4 — Caller reported gunshots coming from Hog Island. The responding officer also heard similar sounds, and saw several people on the island, but was unable to make contact with them.

Animal, May 5 — Security reported that an eagle was perched in the processing plant break room. Alaska State Troopers were notified of the trespass.

Fire response, May 7, 0517 hours — Fire personnel responded to a warehouse on East Point Loop after a caller reported seeing smoke and sparks from the building.

Assistance rendered, May 7, 0518 hours — Police assisted with evacuating people from and providing traffic control in the area around a warehouse fire.

Ambulance request, May 7, 0519 hours — EMS personnel responded to a fire scene.

Environmental, May 7, 1024 hours — The Department of Environmental Conservation was notified that significant amounts of foam from firefighting efforts had flowed into the nearby bay.

Vehicle damage, May 7, 1440 hours — A parked vehicle was damaged by fire apparatus maneuvering at a fire scene.

Animal, May 8 — Another eagle made itself at home in a local processing facility. Alaska State Troopers were notified of the trespass.

Suspicious activity, May 9 — Caller reported an empty baby carrier parked on the corner of Airport Beach Road and Henry Swanson Drive. Neither the driver nor passenger was located.

Animal, May 9 — An itinerant eagle returned to its perch inside a seafood processing plant. Alaska State Troopers were again notified.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sitka troller charged with sportfishing violation

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka Sound
Type: Sportfishing from commercial vessel
On 5/11/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, contacted Roy E. Uber, 34, of Sitka, while he was sportfishing in western Sitka Sound. Investigation revealed that Uber and his vessel are currently licensed to participate in commercial hand troll fisheries and that he was legally sportfishing in an area closed to commercial hand trolling. Uber had sport-caught king salmon onboard the vessel which were not marked as sport-caught by immediately removing the dorsal fin. Uber was cited for failing to immediately mark the salmon, with arraignment set in Sitka District Court.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Theft, April 27 — Ishmael Guerrero, 29, recently unemployed and unable to board a flight off the island, stole a vehicle whose driver had conveniently left the keys inside when she went into the airport. Guerrero loaded his bags in the bed of the truck and sped towards downtown Unalaska, where he was briefly contacted by an off-duty Alaska state trooper before fleeing in the direction of the Russian Orthodox church. Guerrero, who damaged parts of the historic church before being apprehended by two citizens, was charged with several offenses including vehicle theft, burglary and damaging historic resources.

Liquor law violation, May 2 — Liquor store employee reported that a group of clearly intoxicated fishermen had repeatedly attempted to purchase alcohol. Officers found two of the suspects, who they recognized from previous contacts, stumbling about the area. The bibulous boys were advised they could be arrested if they returned to the liquor stores or bars this night.

Environmental, May 3 — Several drums of what was possibly waste oil were secreted behind the wall of a World War II structure on Tundra Drive. An officer attempted to contact crew onboard the vessel whose name appeared on the barrels, to no avail.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Herring pounder cited over lack of permit card

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kadashan Bay, Tenakee
Type: No CFEC permit card in possession
On 4/29/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, cited Otis M. Marsh, 71, of Petersburg, for operating herring pound gear without a Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission Northern Southeast spawn-on-kelp permit card in actual possession. Arraignment set in Sitka District Court.