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Anchorage Daily News
Posted: December 17, 2010 - 7:23 pm
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On 12-15-2010, approximately 1753 hours, Isaac James Helmericks 32 y.o.a. of Adak reported he was setting out his duck decoys in the water off Sweeper Cove, Adak Island when a white SUV pulled up on Finger Bay Road approximately 300 yards away. An unknown person(s) used a rifle to shoot at his decoys that were tied up to his boat. Helmericks reported that he stood up on the boat and waved his arms to get their attention and the person in the SUV continued to shoot a couple more rounds. Helmericks then discharged a round from his shotgun into the air. The SUV then left driving off towards the town of Adak. On 12-16-10, AST identified the suspect SUV and the occupants. AST contacted all the occupants of the suspect SUV after they landed in Anchorage. The investigation revealed Tyler J. Andersen 20 y.o.a. of Anchorage had used his rifle to shoot from inside the vehicle at the duck decoys. He initially did not realize they were decoys and that Helmericks
was nearby.Andersen's rifle was seized. Fish and Wildlife Troopers collaborated on the case and charges will be forwarded to the DA for prosecution.