Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Two charged in Egegik processing plant burglary

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Egegik
Type: Burglary
On 10/15/19 Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary at a fish-processing plant located in the village of Egegik. Trooper responded. Investigation revealed George Chernikoff, 42, and Timothy Olsen, 21, both of Egegik, burgled a bunkhouse and net locker storage facility. Chernikoff and Olsen caused approximately $1,100 in damage and stole items valued at approximately $200. Chernikoff and Olsen were subsequently arrested, transported and remanded into the King Salmon jail, without incident, on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, theft and criminal trespass.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Fisherman charged at Cordova with illegal catches

Alaska authorities have charged Keith D. Edens, 29, with two counts of illegally fishing within 500 yards of a freshwater salmon stream.

The case is pending in the District Court at Cordova.

On Aug. 26, Alaska State Troopers received a report that the F/V Lady Kay, later determined to be skipped by Edens, was commercial fishing in closed waters in Bainbridge Passage, court papers say.

Two witnesses observed the Lady Kay making sets, and one of the witnesses — a fish spotter — took photos and video, the papers say.

Troopers noted Edens filled out two fish tickets on Aug. 26, dropping off 101,454 and 61,394 pounds of salmon and receiving $48,854.40 for the fish, the court papers say.