Trooper Report Week of September 24, 2017 - P.O.W. Report

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Trooper Report Week of September 24, 2017


Location: Craig
Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period/ Commercial Fish Closed Waters / False Information on ADF&G Fish Ticket / Unlawful Possession of Fish
Dispatch Text:

On 9/25/17, Curtis J. Demmert, age 31 of Klawock, was charged with one count each of Commercial Fish Closed Period, Commercial Fish Closed Waters, filing False Information on an ADF&G Fish Ticket and Unlawful Possession of Fish. The charges originated after Wildlife Troopers on Prince of Wales Island received a report of illegal commercial fishing near the headwaters of a bay on Dall Island. Investigation of the complaint showed that the crew of the Fishing Vessel Tlingit Lady had commercially harvested roughly 23,000 pounds of chum salmon in a closed area in District 3A. The salmon were then sold to a fish buyer. The proceeds of the sale have been confiscated by AWT for possible forfeiture. The Prince of Wales District Court issued multiple search warrants related to the investigation including a seizure warrant for the vessel. The F/V Tlingit Lady, as well as its seine net, seine skiff, and all fishing gear were seized. Demmert has a mandatory appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.


Location: Prince of Wales Island
Type: Snagging in Freshwater
Dispatch Text:

On 9/26/17 at approximately 1250 hours, Prince of Wales Wildlife Troopers contacted Norbert Urbat, of Newport Washington, sport fishing the Klawock River. AWT observed Urbat land a Coho salmon that had been snagged through the dorsal fin. Urbat then clubbed the salmon and retained it unlawfully. Urbat was issued a $130.00 citation for Snagging in Freshwater. The Coho was seized and later donated to the Klawock Senior Center.

Read More: Craig Police Report Week of September 17, 2017

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