Crime

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/

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Unalaska's postmaster is pleading for the return of an American flag that has disappeared from its pole outside the Unalaska post office.

"On Monday night, somebody stole it," said Postmaster Jamesa Marino-Tickle. "They cut the rope and they stole the flag."

The 4-by-10-foot flag was only hoisted last month, after its broken pole stood bare for more than a decade. Marino-Tickle said the post office worked with the city to repair it in time for Memorial Day.

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State authorities have charged a fisherman with first-degree felony assault after he allegedly stabbed another crewman on the F/V Aleutian Sable and fled the crime scene.   

In the indictment, police said Anthony M. Cervantes, 27, got into an argument with Elisha M. Singell while they were drinking on the boat on March 16.

Zoë Sobel / KUCB

The Department of Public Safety has a familiar face in a new role. Ramona Thompson took over as fire chief on March 12.

Thompson has over 35 years of fire and EMS experience including 11 years as the EMS coordinator at the department of public safety. Most recently she worked as the Director of Clinical Services at the Iliuliuk Family Health Services Clinic.

KUCB's Zoë Sobel sat down with Thompson who says she decided to apply for the job now because she saw how much the community has struggled to hold on to a fire chief.

 

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A 27-year-old fisherman, Anthony M. Cervantes, has been arrested in a stabbing incident that sent one person to Anchorage for surgery.

Police responded to the F/V Aleutian Sable early Friday morning following reports that a crewmember had been badly injured in a knife attack. He had a deep laceration to his upper abdomen and was medevacked. Deputy Chief Jennifer Shockley says the victim is in stable condition. 

A second member of the crew was also injured.

Cervantes was apprehended by police officers less than a quarter mile from the boat.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Police are investigating after a dead body was found Thursday in the water in the Carl E. Moses boat harbor. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has identified the deceased as Alexander Johannesen. The 30-year-old had not been seen since Wednesday evening.

There currently are some vessel traffic restrictions at the harbor so divers can canvas the area, but DPS expects to complete canvassing today.

DPS treats all unattended deaths as suspicious and is sending Johannesen’s remains for an autopsy.

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