Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Togiak fisherman ordered to pay $25,000

Radio station KDLG has the story.

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Environmental, Feb. 7 — Caller reported what appeared to be a large oil spill in the water near Hog Island. Substance was found to be a sootlike substance and not oil.

Suspicious activity, Feb. 7, 2138 hours — A false report of an individual in possession of a side arm was reported at a local lounge by a man who claimed to be knighted by the queen of England. The gentleman and his two coworkers later started shouting at each other. An officer advised the inebriated parties to go to their separate rooms and warned them he didn't want to get a call back for them.

Drunk disturbance, Feb. 7, 2217 hours — A man was reported shouting and roaming the halls of the Grand Aleutian hotel. Officers found the inebriated gentleman and coworkers creating a noise disturbance in a room. They were again advised to stay in separate rooms and to keep the noise down.

Welfare check, Feb. 10 — Concerned Seattle mom requested officer assistance in contacting her son. Son was contacted and informed about his new nephew.

Environmental, Feb. 10 — Caller reported a "foamy, stinky smelling, not appealing" amount of water was running off from an area near a local processing plant into the bay. Officer investigated but could not locate the substance. Coast Guard was notified.

Liquor law violation, Feb. 10 — Local fisherman dropped off an extremely intoxicated fisherman in a wheelchair into the Grand Aleutian hotel lobby where he proceeded to cause a scene. Officers responded and advised the inebriate that he was too intoxicated to enter liquor establishments for the rest of the evening.

Drunk disturbance, Feb. 10 — Boat captain requested that a drunk fisherman be removed from his vessel. Officers convinced the captain to let the inebriated male sleep it off as he was not able to care for himself. Captain stated that he would be firing the deckhand in the morning.

Ambulance request, Feb. 11 — EMS personnel responded to a local processing plant for a 50-year-old female who tripped and hit her head, leaving her unconscious.

Theft, Feb. 12 — Fisherman reported that his vessel sent a $5,000 check to his residence in Washington state. Subject stated that someone in Washington cashed the check at a Wells Fargo Bank and that he has never gotten it. Officer advised the subject to get a copy of the stolen paycheck and a statement from his employer.

Assist other agency, Feb. 12 — Officer served a local fisherman civil paperwork on behalf of the Alaska State Troopers.

Found property, Feb. 13 — Wallet found at the UniSea galley.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Troopers cite troller at Sitka

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 3/6/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Christopher Nash, 28, of Juneau, near Cape Edgecumbe after observing his vessel, the F/V Orion, operating commercial troll gear in waters west of the Sitka Sound winter troll boundary during a closed period. Nash was issued a summons to appear in Sitka District Court.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Crabber cited, undersized catch released alive

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Undersized king crab
On 2/21/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a commercial golden king crab dockside inspection of the F/V Steller at the Alaska Glacier Seafoods dock in Juneau. Investigation showed skipper Daniel Foley, 68, of Gustavus, had caught and retained 23 undersized golden king crab out of a total of 151 crab. Foley was issued a summons for the violation. After documenting the undersized crab, troopers were able to return them to the sea alive. Arraignment set for 3/18/16 in Juneau District Court.

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Environmental, Feb. 1 — The Coast Guard reported an oil spill at a local dock. The Coast Guard contacted all the necessary parties and had the spill under control.

Harassment, Feb. 6 — Two females were reportedly exposed to male genitalia while they were cooking in the common space of a local bunkhouse. The accused exposer stated he recently used the restroom and was unaware of his privates being displayed. An officer gave him a stern warning.