Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Seiner penalized $37K in salmon-driving case

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Drive salmon from closed waters — commercial seine
On 2/11/15 Nina Alber, 52, of Cordova, permit holder aboard the F/V Leading Lady, entered a guilty plea in Sitka District Court to one count of driving salmon from closed waters. The plea was part of a pre-trial agreement through the Sitka District Attorney's Office. Nina Alber was fined $3,000 with $1,000 suspended and ordered to pay $35,000 in restitution for illegally taken fish and placed on probation for one year. Charges against vessel operator Louie Alber were dismissed as part of the agreement. The charges stemmed from a July 2013 offense where crew on the F/V Leading Lady were documented driving salmon out of closed waters near Hidden Falls hatchery.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Theft, Jan. 21 — Department store staff learned from security footage that a man identified as Pedro C. Parra, 34, had stolen a pair of Xtratuf boots by replacing his old, worn-out pair with a brand new pair and then walking out of the store. Parra, who was found onboard his vessel, was charged with one count of theft.

Missing person, Jan. 25 — Caller reported a crewman was missing and had last been seen about 24 hours earlier. Six minutes later the caller reported that the crewman had flown off the island.

Drunk disturbance, Jan. 31 — Officer contacted a woman who was punching walls on various company buildings, and learned that she was upset because of some unkind things a friend had said about her. The officer advised the woman she could be charged with a crime if she damaged property with her blows. A comrade agreed to get the woman safely back to her own room.

Welfare check, Feb. 1 — Caller reported two males carrying an unconscious female into the hotel, and asked that officers check into the situation. Officers found the three in the hotel parking lot, where the woman could be seen laughing loudly just before falling on her face. Officers determined that the woman was not in any danger from the men, one of whom was her boyfriend and agreed to take her home for the evening.

Traffic crime, Feb. 3 — Officer advised a man who had driven to the Unalaska Department of Public Safety for a tour of the facility that he was not allowed to drive until properly licensed.

Assault, Feb. 6, 0012 hours — A bar patron was attacked by, among others, a man with a greasy ponytail who was allegedly concerned about an unpaid bar tab. The victim wished to pursue the matter only if medical treatment was going to cost him money.

Trespass, Feb. 6, 0036 hours — The victim of an assault was issued a trespass advisement, per bar staff, after he responded poorly to teasing about being beaten up.

Criminal mischief, Feb. 7 — An intoxicated Letipan Maycry, 29, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after he broke the door to a stateroom, elbowed one man in the chest and attempted to punch another onboard the processing vessel Gordon Jensen.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Kodiak pair charged with illegal cod fishing

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Marmot Bay area, Kodiak Island
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report from the U.S. Coast Guard that they had observed the F/V Loki with its Pacific cod pots fishing within the closed waters around Marmot Island. Following an investigation, Ty L. Rouse, 53, of Kodiak, and Tyler J. Obrien, 27, of Kodiak, were issued citations for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment set for 3/20/15 in Kodiak District Court.

Two sablefish fishermen fined, lose catch value

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Sablefish overage
On 2/3/15 Cub Finney, 26, of Juneau, pled guilty to retaining an overage in the 2014 Northern Southeast inside sablefish commercial fishery. Finney was fined $500 and forfeited the overage proceeds of $4,396.73 to the state of Alaska.

Location: Sitka
Type: Sablefish overage
On 2/3/15 Richard Curran, 59, of Sitka, pled no contest to retaining an overage in the 2014 Northern Southeast inside sablefish commercial fishery. Curran was fined $500 and forfeited the overage proceeds of $3,343.45 to the state of Alaska.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Juneau sablefish harvester cited

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Sablefish overlimit
On 2/5/15 John C. Phillips, 56, of Juneau, was cited for retaining an excessive overage of commercially taken sablefish. Phillips retained 1,228 pounds (12 percent) over the quota set by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Arraignment set for 2/24/15 in Petersburg District Court.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kodiak fisherman cited over lack of VMS

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kodiak
Type: VMS
On 2/2/15 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Keith Blondin, 27, of Kodiak. Investigation found Blondin had operated two vessels for commercial groundfish, but did not have the required vessel monitoring system aboard either vessel. Arraignment set for 3/6/15 in Kodiak District Court.