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Stories from the KUCB Newsroom on the topic of crime. You can find the Unalaska Department of Public Safety Police Blotter here: http://archive.kucb.org/community/blotter/

Sand Point Loses Entire Police Force

Jul 28, 2017
Zoe Sobel/KUCB

Sand Point faces a problem with its police force: It doesn’t have one any more.

In just three weeks, all its officers resigned.

City Administrator Andrew Varner says the first officer wanted to be closer to a spouse who is in the military. A week later, two more officers, a married couple, left because of a “family decision.”
 

Varner said that left Police Chief Roger Bacon — who was scheduled to vacation in Scotland — as the island's only law enforcement.

Five Commercial Fishermen Cited Near Port Moller

Jul 11, 2017
Alaska Department of Public Safety

Alaska Wildlife Troopers charged five people near Point Moller last week for breaking commercial fishing regulations.

Troopers cited Darcy Mack of King Cove for fishing from an unregistered boat, the F/V Sky. Mack must appear in court and register his vessel with the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

Troopers fined King Cove’s Tyler Trumble and Mark Newton $260 each, after Trumble was found working on Newton’s boat without a license. Newton was penalized for keeping unlicensed crew and for failing to carry the photo ID required of permit holders.

Unalaska Department of Public Safety

Following an undercover investigation, police have seized 3.5 pounds of marijuana from an accused drug dealer.

The Unalaska Department of Public Safety says Harmon “Danny” Fisher, 59, sold pot to undercover operatives seven times over the last several months — including once to a minor.

While commercial marijuana sales are legal in Alaska, Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley said Fisher’s operation broke state law.

Sarah Hansen/KUCB

Two fishermen have pleaded guilty in Unalaska District Court after violating commercial fishing rules in the Aleutian Islands.  

Last week, the court ordered Michael Mayberry of Lake Stevens, Washington to serve one year of probation and pay more than $2,000 in fines and restitution for falsifying his fishing license.

The court fined George Yoder of Port Townsend, Washington more than $3,000 for fishing without a valid permit. Yoder was also sentenced to one year of probation.

Alaska State Troopers

Police have charged a Nelson Lagoon man for breaking in to the community’s clinic to steal drugs, according to a statement from the Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers arrested Trevor Edwards, 24, after investigating the burglary on April 1.

They also arrested a 14-year-old boy from Nelson Lagoon who acted as an “accomplice.”

Edwards has been jailed in Anchorage on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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