Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assistance rendered, Aug. 5 — Caller reported being attacked by swooping eagles. She was afraid to move for fear of injury. Officers responded to assist. As the officers arrived, the sun set. The eagles seemed to lose interest in the caller once it was dark. She was able to continue walking down the hill unmolested by her feathered attackers.

Roads, Aug. 13 — Officer noticed crab pots precariously perched above the roadway. The pots were moved by the owner.

Suspicious activity, Aug. 14 — A taxi driver brought a fare to the Department of Public Safety because he was trying to solicit sex from her. Christian Berry, 25, was arrested for soliciting prostitution.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 20 — Caller reported that a boat had burned. The M/V Rebecca, which was tied up to an old barge at the head of Captains Bay, had burned to the waterline. Investigation continues.

Assistance rendered, Aug. 20 — Caller wanted officers to check his company housing for "unauthorized partying." Officers responded and did not find anyone partying, authorized or otherwise.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sitka seiner fished in closed waters, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 8/28/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report of a seine vessel fishing in the closed waters of Sandy Cove in the Deep Inlet terminal harvest area. Investigation revealed Michael W. Svenson, 57, of Sitka, operated a commercial salmon seine from the F/V Partisan inside Sandy Cove, which was closed by emergency order.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Troopers investigate Neptune Bay setnet

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Neptune Bay
Type: Wildlife violation
On 8/28/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report of a setnet in Neptune Bay. The setnet had a dead river otter in it as well as approximately 79 dead fish that couldn't be salvaged. It is believed the net was placed sometime between the 18th and the 27th. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Anchor Point at (907) 235-3010.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Troopers investigate deaths at Seward, Akutan

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Seward
Type: Death investigation
On 8/22/16 the Seward Police Department responded to a report of a deceased male near the Polar Seafoods processing plant. Initial investigation revealed James Woods, 58, of Wasilla, was deceased inside a vehicle registered to him. Notification subsequently was made to family members. Seward police requested assistance from the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Bureau of Investigation, which took over case responsibility on 8/24/16. Troopers are continuing the investigation and are asking anyone with information regarding the death to contact the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Bureau of Investigation in Soldotna at (907) 262-4453. Reports can also be made to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 283-TIPS (8477).

Location: Akutan
Type: Suicide
On 8/23/16 at about 0920 hours, the Akutan village public safety officer was notified of a suicide that occurred at the Trident Seafoods plant in Akutan. A Dutch Harbor-based Alaska wildlife trooper responded to investigate along with the VPSO. Investigation revealed a 36-year-old male was found deceased as a result of a suicidal act. No foul play is suspected. The remains have been sent to Anchorage for autopsy. The decedent's name is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assistance rendered, July 23 — A vessel reported that they were in Seattle and found that one of their crewmembers had an Alaska-issued warrant for his arrest. Officers explained that no action could be taken but they could notify their local police.

Ambulance request, July 24 — EMS responders assisted with a patient who had been hit by a forklift.

Animal, July 27 — A man stopped an officer to express concerns about the local ground squirrel population. The man requested that the animal control officer be advised that a feral cat with kittens was possibly killing said population.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Gun-pointing incident reported at Juneau

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Assault
On 8/4/16 at 1243 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a crewmember onboard a vessel who had pointed a firearm at the captain. No injuries were reported. Incident is under investigation.