Oregon man charged, arrested for making false mayday calls to Coast Guard

Oregon man charged, arrested for making false mayday calls to Coast Guard
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. District Court in Oregon has unsealed a five-count indictment alleging Bud O’Neil Burkleo, 35, of Warrenton, Oregon, made false mayday calls to the Coast Guard during a seven-month span in 2016 prompting numerous rescue responses. Burkleo was arrested Friday morning in Warrenton...

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard seeks information from the public to locate a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at a Coast Guard helicopter crew conducting training at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wednesday evening. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely landed after they were hit by a laser multiple times. The aircrew conducted visual acuity...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation
K-9 Ricky and his handler Petty Officer 1st Class Jordan Brosowsky, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco (91105), conducts a sweep of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry terminal parking lot in Juneau, Alaska, March 12, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brian Dykens. JUNEAU, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative...

Coast Guard civilian employee arrested in Clark County

Coast Guard civilian employee arrested in Clark County
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard civilian employee with the Coast Guard Investigative Service in Seattle was arrested Saturday and booked into Clark County Jail on charges of 2nd degree rape. Jonathan Sall, 56, of Poulsbo, was arrested by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and is being held on $20,000 bail. The alleged incident occurred in Clark County. Sall was on assignment as the Special Agent in...

Coast Guard petty officer found not guilty of child endangerment

Coast Guard petty officer found not guilty of child endangerment
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard petty officer accused of child endangerment was found not guilty Thursday at a general court-martial at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jimmy Barlow, currently stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, was accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 134 – child endangerment resulting in gross bodily harm. The not-guilty verdict followed...

Coast Guard experiences spike in suspected hoax distress cases in NC, Va.

Coast Guard experiences spike in suspected hoax distress cases in NC, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard command centers in North Carolina and Virginia experienced an increase in suspected hoax distress calls in November. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington and Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth typically notice a spike in the amount of traffic on VHF-FM channel 16 during the late fall, as well as an increase in suspected false distress...

Coast Guard to court-martial petty officer accused of child endangerment

Coast Guard to court-martial petty officer accused of child endangerment
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a general court-martial Tuesday at Coast Guard Island in Alameda for a petty officer accused of child endangerment. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jimmy Barlow is accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 134 – child endangerment resulting in gross bodily harm. Barlow is the subject of a six-year investigation by both the...

Coast Guard continues efforts to deliver aid to Puerto Rican communities impacted by Hurricane Maria

Coast Guard continues efforts to deliver aid to Puerto Rican communities impacted by Hurricane Maria
A child stands in what is left of his house in Utuado, Puerto Rico, which was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Maria Oct. 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, FEMA, U.S. Army and Puerto Rico “Hacienda” personnel combined efforts throughout the week to deliver water and thousands of meals to local towns and...

Coast Guard, partners deliver relief supplies in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, partners deliver relief supplies in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard and partner agencies distribute 3,000 meals and 4,500 liters of water Sept. 26, 2017, in Humacoa, Puerto Rico.  (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Investigative Service agents, Coast Guard law enforcement teams, Federal Emergency Management Agency crews, Red Cross crews, Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency crews and Puerto Rico police officers delivered 3,000 meals and 4,500...