Monday, September 22, 2014

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Suspicious person, Aug. 17 — Harbor officer requested assistance with a drunk who wished to sleep in the jail this night. The drunk, after being advised by an officer that neither jail nor the airport would serve as a hotel, opted to sleep on the grassy knoll at the end of the airport terminal.

Suspicious activity, Aug. 18 — Fishing company staff reported a deckhand might be missing, as he had checked his luggage but failed to make his outbound flight. Company personnel later reported they had made contact with the employee and no further action was required.

Assault, Aug. 21 — Randall K. Burns, 26, was arrested on one count of assault after witnesses reported he had punched a man later identified as Burns' roommate. Burns told officers he had been attempting to get his recalcitrant roommate on the boat, and had told him he'd count to three before hitting him if he didn't board the vessel.

Assault, Aug. 22 — Officers responded to a processing plant at which two employees had begun hitting one another following an argument over some minor issue. Two men both claimed the other had started the fistfight. Under investigation.

Domestic disturbance, Aug. 25 — Intoxicated adult male whined to police that his brother took his liquor bottle and wouldn't give it back. An officer, after speaking with the drunken caller, surmised that really, no police intervention was necessary.

Drunk disturbance, Aug. 25 — Officers responded to a fishing vessel on which a large, intoxicated deckhand was apparently creating quite a ruckus with his crewmates. A soiled and sloppy Henry Siaosi, 30, was arrested and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct after witnesses confirmed that he had fought with multiple people onboard the vessel.

Theft, Aug. 29 — Caller reported that a rental vehicle, left unlocked and with keys inside, had been stolen. A few minutes later the caller reported having found the vehicle in the possession of a man who thought it was his fishing vessel's leased truck.

Theft, Aug. 30 — Bar patron reported that his vehicle, left unlocked and with keys in the ignition, had been stolen from the Norwegian Rat Saloon parking lot. An officer later observed the missing vehicle in the parking lot ... of the Norwegian Rat Saloon.

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.