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Trooper Report Week of July 24, 2016

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Location: Thorne Bay

AK16057631
Type: REDDI / DUI

Dispatch Text:

On 07-25-16 at approximately 1545 hours, Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales Island received a REDDI report that a white Chevrolet pickup truck had driven recklessly through a Highway Work Zone near the Control Lake Junction by striking a construction sign and driving through the ditch. Prince of Wales AST contacted the vehicle at the Thorne Bay Road/Kasaan Road interchange. The driver, identified as Harold Smith (39 YOA of Klawock), was ultimately arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving. Smith was transported/remanded to the Craig City Jail. Bail was set at $1500 cash and Smith was ordered to be held until arraignment.

Location: Whale Pass

AK16054306
Type: Retained Snagged Salmon in Fresh Waters

Dispatch Text:

On 7/23/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post Post cited Daniel Peters (23YOA) of Klawock for retaining a snagged salmon in the fresh waters of Neck Creek. He was issued a citation with bail set at $130 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.

Location: Nichols Bay, Prince of Wales Island

AK16053318
Type: No Crewmember License / No ADF&G Vessel Plate Displayed

Dispatch Text:

On 7/14/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post conducted a commercial vessel boarding on a commercial salmon tender. The boarding revealed that John Aleksich (65YOA) and Julian Pilfold (34YOA) of Canada did not have a 2016 crewmember license. They were each issued a citation with bail set at $260 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court for no crew member license. The vessel operator, Randolf Pilfold (65YOA) of Canada, was issued a citation for failing to display a ADF&G vessel number plate. Bail was set at $110 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.


Location: Whale Pass

AK16054314
Type: Retained Snagged Salmon in Fresh Waters

Dispatch Text:

On 7/23/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post cited Brandon Taylor (24YOA) of Klawock for retaining a snagged salmon in the fresh waters of Neck Creek. Bail is set at $130 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.

Location: Prince of Wales

AK16053609
Type: Sport Fish Without a Sport Fish License

Dispatch Text:

On 7/12/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post cited Malone Hemmings (17YOA) of Craig for sport fishing without a sport fishing license in the marine waters near Craig. Bail set at $210 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.

Location: Nichols Bay, Prince of Wales Island Case number

AK16053608
Type: No Buoy Markings on Shrimp Pot

Dispatch Text:

On 7/23/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post cited John Ruben (69YOA) of Oregon for fishing a sport fish shrimp pot without the proper buoy markings in Nichols Bay. Bail set at $110 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.

Location: Whale Pass

AK16045630
Type: Failure to Complete Logbook

Dispatch Text:

On 6/23/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post cited John Kumiski (63YOA) of Florida for failing to complete the ADF&G logbook after sport fish guiding a charter in Whale Pass. Bail is set at $210 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.

Location: Elfin Cove

AK16050246
Type: Failure to display current ADF&G vessel plate

Dispatch Text:

On 7/2/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post contacted Dennis Montgomery (61YOA) of California while conducting a offload of commercial salmon in Elfin Cove. Montgomery was cited for failing to have his current 2016 vessel plate attached to his vessel. Bail set at $110 with an optional appearance in the Juneau District Court.

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Location: Craig Harbor

AK16053833
Type: Failure to Log Yelloweye Rockfish

Dispatch Text:

On 7/21/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post cited Tony "Scott" Ownbey (62YOA) of Craig for failing to record a yelloweye rockfish for his nonresident client. Bail set at $110 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.

Location: Noyes Island

AK16044230
Type: Failure to Log King Salmon

Dispatch Text:

On 6/18/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post cited sport fish guide Dennis Luckenbach (56YOA) of Oregon for two counts of failing to log king salmon on both of his nonresident client's fishing licenses. Total bail is set at $220 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.

Location: Noyes Island

AK16050944
Type: Failure to Log Lingcod

Dispatch Text:

On 7/11/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post cited sport fish guide Thomas Tucker Jr. (50YOA) of Oregon for failing to record a lingcod on his nonresident client's license. Bail set at $110 with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.

Location: Port Alice, Prince of Wales Island

AK16050953
Type: No Sport Fish Guide License

Dispatch Text:

On 7/11/16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post charged Patrick Galloway (26YOA) of Sea Otter Sound Lodge for guiding sport fishing clients without a sport fish guide license. He was issued a mandatory court appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.


Location: Hollis

AK16055610
Type: Death Investigation

Dispatch Text:

On 07/28/16 at approximately 2336 hours, Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales responded to the report of death at a residence in Hollis. Investigation revealed David Watkins, age 65 of Hollis, died in his home of natural causes. Next of kin was present at the time and no foul play is suspected. The State Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted and released the body to the family.


Location: Southern Prince of Wales

AK16055347
Type: Search and Rescue

Dispatch Text:

On 7-28-16, at approximately 0050 hours, the Patrol Vessel Enforcer heard a distress call from the 41 foot pleasure craft “Outlaw” stating that they were taking on water and wouldn’t be able to stay on board much longer. The P/V Enforcer, which is the Department of Public Safety’s 84 foot patrol vessel based out of Ketchikan, immediately launched its skiff with two Wildlife Troopers to respond. The P/V Enforcer pulled anchor and followed. The distress call came from the area of Long Island which is located just off of the southwest coast of Prince of Wales Island. The P/V Enforcer was anchored about 18 miles to the west near Dall Island when the call came in. While the skiff was en route, the Coast Guard reported that they had lost contact with the vessel in distress. The Enforcer Skiff arrived on scene 0139 hours and located four individuals in a small dingy and three others on a rock near their mostly submerged vessel. Two of those individuals were wet and soaked in gasoline. The Troopers were able to take all seven individuals aboard and then waited in calm waters until the P/V Enforcer arrived. The Enforcer crew took the seven passengers on board and provided dry clothes, food and drinks. The Enforcer then provided transportation to Clarence Strait where they rendezvoused with USCG who took the passengers the remaining way back to Ketchikan. All seven members rescued were from the same family. Four reside in Ketchikan and the remaining three in California. The P/V Enforcer was in the middle of a routine commercial and sport fish patrol at the time of the incident.


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