Friday, April 29, 2016

Troopers cite Ketchikan salmon troller

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Ketchikan
Type: Commercial fish closed season
On 4/29/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Aaron Anderson, 30, of Ketchikan, for commercial trolling for salmon in the West Clarence Strait management area when the season was closed. The charge requires a mandatory appearance in Ketchikan District Court.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Child's call for help spawns big search at Wrangell

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Wrangell
Type: Search and rescue
On 4/20/16 at 1424 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report from the U.S. Coast Guard of a request for help on marine radio channel 16. USCG determined the call for help was from a young child who failed to describe their position. USCG sent a vessel and a helicopter to Wrangell to search for any boaters in need of assistance. Wrangell Search and Rescue deployed a float plane to search the area. All search efforts were unsuccessful in locating any boaters in distress in the area. AST has confirmed there have been no reports of anyone overdue in Wrangell. At 2119 hours all search efforts were suspended due to darkness and no boaters in distress were located.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assistance rendered, March 29, 0112 hours — Officer assisted with an EMS call in which an intoxicated individual had fallen off of his boat and into the water. The waterlogged drunkard belligerently declined medical attention while his rescuer, having lacerated his finger, was transported to the clinic.

Drunk disturbance, March 29, 0303 hours — Officers investigated a report that the wet and belligerent individual who was pulled from the water after falling off his vessel had been pushed into the water. The report could not be substantiated.

Sexual assault, March 29 — Jorge Rivera, 32, of Kennewick, Wash., was arrested on sexual assault charges after an investigation showed he attacked a female aboard a vessel.

Environmental, April 1 — Officers investigated a suspicious blue and green tinted discoloration running over the concrete and draining towards the ocean. The information was forwarded to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Theft, April 2 — Caller reported the theft of approximately 45 cans of whipped cream. Inspection of the video surveillance system revealed two suspects. Investigation continues.

Welfare check, April 2 — Caller reported her son had been abandoned by his fishing vessel in Dutch Harbor. Officers assisted her in comforting her forlorn baby boy.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Crabber nets $5,000 fine at Unalaska

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Unalaska
Type: Conviction
On 4/5/16 James E. Wolkoff, 60, of Anchorage, pled no contest in Unalaska District Court to illegally possessing and/or delivering undersized bairdi Tanner crab. The court imposed a $10,000 fine with $5,000 suspended and a year's probation.