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In the News – Sig Hansen arrested after incident with Uber driver

“Deadliest Catch” Captain Sig Hansen was arrested and booked into the King County Jail early Thursday on suspicion of assault and property destruction. According to the Seattle Police Department, an Uber driver picked Hansen and two other passengers up in Ballard after 2 a.m. The group asked to pay cash. When the driver told them they couldn’t because that’s not how the app works, Hansen allegedly got out of the car and kicked the rear of the vehicle. He also allegedly spat on the Uber driver. The driver told officers Hansen and the other passengers appeared “intoxicated.” Hansen was later arrested at a home in Shoreline and then booked into the King County Jail. link 14:32

Vinalhaven fisherman accused of stealing lobsters, boat

A 48-year-old Vinalhaven fisherman was arrested Saturday, April 1, after state officials say he stole lobsters and a boat. Jason L. Marriner was arrested by the Maine Marine Patrol and charged with felony theft, unauthorized use of property and receiving stolen property. Marriner made his initial appearance Monday, April 3, in Knox County Unified Court, where Judge Susan Sparaco set bail at $500 cash or $50,000 surety. He entered no plea because one of the charges is a felony and the case had not yet been presented to a grand jury. Marriner asked to be provided a court-appointed attorney. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 1. According to an affidavit filed in court by the Maine Marine Patrol, investigators had been looking into thefts of lobster crates with lobsters inside, and outboard motorboats on three occasions in Carver’s Harbor on Vinalhaven,,, Read the story here 12:09

Former Deadliest Catch Star Beaten Almost to Death. Then His Big Brother Found The Attackers

Jake Harris, best known as a reality TV fisherman on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” was involved in a brutal mugging this past Saturday in Washington state that left the star with a cracked skull and close to death. Though the police had some information about the attack, they weren’t acting fast enough for Harris’s brother, Josh. Josh Harris, looking to avenge his brother’s violent attack, took matters into his own hands. Josh, upset by a lack of action from the police, asked the community for help. And the community responded. Josh, armed with names, published his information and posted the their photos online. Video, read the rest here 15:32

Three recreational fishermen arrested for fin clipping violations in Rhode Island

2015095603089fc253d-1468034066-7223Three men have been charged under new laws crafted to prevent the illegal sale and harvest of Atlantic striped bass in local waters, the state Department of Environmental Management announced on Friday. Authorities said Chad W. Braga, 31, of Swansea, MA, Brandon DeFaria, 34, of Rehoboth, MA and Michael A. Saviano, 35, of Warren, RI, were arrested for fin clipping violations and found to be in possession of bass that had not been clipped.The regulations require recreational fishers to clip the right pectoral fin of striped bass 34 inches or larger when caught. Fish dealers cannot trade in fish without the fin. The idea is to prevent fish caught recreationally being sold in the commercial market to bypass catch limits and fishery restrictions. Read the rest here 08:39

Rafael arrested, feds posed as organized crime figures looking to buy him out

The owner of one of the largest commercial fishing businesses in the northeastern United States and his bookkeeper were arrested Friday on charges of conspiracy and submitting falsified records to the federal government to evade federal fishing quotas. The charges arose out of an undercover investigation in which federal agents posed as organized crime figures interested in buying the fishing business. Carlos Rafael, 64, and Debra Messier, 60, both of Dartmouth, were charged in a criminal complaint with submitting falsified records to the federal government and conspiracy. They are scheduled to appear in US District Court in Boston at 3:30 p.m. Read the rest here 14:04

Teens charged with stealing 400 pounds of yellowtail snapper from a commercial fishing boat

Police say their investigation led to a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old who live at the Stock Island Apartments.  The younger teen told police “he and his friend used five-gallon buckets to steal the fish.” They reportedly made seven separate trips on their bicycles and sold the fish at a trailer park for $20 per bucket.  Read more here 17:54