By: joealaska , 5:55 PM GMT on November 11, 2013

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Third Party Custodianship? Ring a bell with anybody?

Probably not. It was a huge situation with me, at least indirectly, the last few months I was in Dutch. Third Party Custodianship is where some person agrees to take into custody someone else who has been arrested and is awaiting trial. That person agrees to keep the criminal within sight and sound at all times, 24 hours every day. This is usually done by a friend or acquaintance of the CRIMINAL. If the criminal is caught out of custody, he goes back to jail to wait. And the custodian can get in trouble too. The custodian gets paid to do this. Forgot to mention THAT.

So about a year ago I came back to Dutch from one of my road trips. I walked into the warehouse and everyone was busy. I noticed an extra guy working. WTF? I went and asked GNU GUY (Doug), who was in charge while I was gone. OH YEAH, he says, he is a custodian of Neuthon’s. He had to explain it to me, as I had never heard about it until then. DOUGS thinking was we had a FREE employee. He was working for nothing. Mainly to keep from being bored.

I asked Doug if he had mentioned this to my boss. NO. Even though he talked with him every day. And of course, Doug did not mention it to me either, even though I called a couple times during vacation and asked WHAT’S NEW? Nothin’.

So I called the boss right away and told him. He hit the roof. The point was our liability. If that criminal got injured “on the job” he probably would have ended up owning the place.

So now I had a critical employee, Neuthon, who was still bound by his agreement with the courts. I could have told Neuthon just to stay home and play custodian there. But we needed him. Actually, we needed more. We ended up hiring BRANDON so he could work with Neuthon legitimately.

Brandon had been arrested for a road rage incident. A young kid cut Brandon off. Brandon followed him and confronted him. Brandon got in one good punch and broke the kids jaw. He was arrested for assault. Evidently Brandon had other issues with the police. We KNEW it was a risk. We felt like we were stuck with him, so we gave him a chance. If it did not work, we would get rid of him.

He turned out to be a hard worker. But we caught him trying to steal a case of Coke, and we let him go. He still had to be with Neuthon, so he continued coming to work and sat out in the parking lot.

Then after five or more years at the job, Neuthon started screwing up.

(NEUTHON was named after Sir Isaac Newton by his Dad. I cannot explain the change in spelling.)

He started coming in late, or just missing work. He would not call in. It got worse. I started to keep a written record of it. Every once in a while I showed it to him and asked him to initial it. It would have been easy to fire him, but we let it go. It was slow at that time and we hoped he got his act together. But he did not. So eventually we had no choice but to let him go. When we did, he was stunned like he did not see it coming.

He stopped the custodial thing with Brandon. I guess they just got tired of being with each other while Brandon shared an apartment with Neuthon and his wife and baby son. Brandon had to go back to jail and wait for his trial.

Months after we fired Neuthon, Brandon came into the warehouse and talked with me. He had been found guilty at his trial and he spent a little more time in jail. But now he was out. He bought a car and told me he was trying to clean his life up. He was crying like a baby, and was begging for another chance with us. Again, we did need help. I called my boss and asked what he thought. I was a bit surprised when he said BRING HIM BACK.

He did OK from then on, but that is when I left the island. After a while Brandon did not work very often, he was a part timer and was ON CALL. Eventually they let him go for the second time.

WELL, last night I talked to the guys in Dutch again. Some big changes coming. But the big news was the latest with Brandon and Neuthon. If you check the recent headlines in The Bristol Times (the link on this site that says LOCAL NEWS) you will see a story about 9 people being arrested for drug sales. Meth and heroin. Neuthon and Brandon are now in Anchorage behind bars.

The kingpin of the group was Brandons DAD. There were a couple more arrests, with the total people now involved at least 14.

AH, life in Dutch. I am sure this story has not ended.

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14. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:31 AM GMT on November 18, 2013
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13. joealaska
2:06 AM GMT on November 17, 2013
CYBER: Talk to your husband. WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE and WHY if possible. A Dusting? A foot? First snow is a big deal. Paint the picture!!

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12. cybersuze
4:35 PM GMT on November 16, 2013
We had snow in Boise!
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11. Rotty3
10:05 PM GMT on November 15, 2013
Wed. night, N. Florida hit the freezing mark.... we're up to much more "seasonal" whatever that means lol.

I kinda figured that Neuthon was doing some drugs related to his charge when he started acting a bit off.

Interesting story nevertheless.

Okay, time to take a deep dive again... at least the ol' US News & World Report has been submitted (all of 10 minutes before the 5 pm EST deadline lol).

Have a great weekend! And a belated thanks to all the Veterans who keep this nation free.

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10. ladyhomer
4:53 PM GMT on November 15, 2013
SO FAR Alaska is hotter than Ohio & Kentucky ~~~ Kodiak hit a high of 59* on Thursday & Dutch has been in the middle 50"s all week long Homer has been in the middle 40"s & we have no snow in Homer!!! now Anchorage is another story they are cold with snow!!it is like springtime here in Homer I hate to leave next week going on vacation to Ohio!!! sure hope they get rid of their snow!!!

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9. dotmom
7:18 PM GMT on November 14, 2013
Pretty darn chilly here in KY! It is warming up a bit - and it is beautiful outside - lots of sun. Trees are almost bare now. Winter has sent a message - it IS on the way!
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8. Ylee
2:28 PM GMT on November 14, 2013
Ya'll froze yet? :' )
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7. Arbie
12:55 PM GMT on November 14, 2013
Wow, that is quite a story LOL. And thanks for the further detail, insideUK.

It is actually down into the 30sF down here in SE TX. This is an event for us. Bring out the winter coats!
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6. dix608greys
11:32 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
gosh..never saw that ending coming! As someone else said, thankfully Joe was not in the thick of this- having to testify at trials and all.
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5. osdianna
4:36 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
Judging by the firepower on the table, I am just grateful none of these fine officers...including the canine one...were harmed by these guys. A guy with anger issues holding a gun...makes my heart go pitty-pat.
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4. insideuk
12:05 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
I wholeheartedly approve of TOK, the drug sniffing doggie from Sand Point, having been included in the photograph of the police officers and the drug haul evidence (showing on KUCB news site).


If you click on the photo you can enlarge it, only then you will notice which direction the dog is STILL looking, the money? nope, the guns? nope, the drugs? You betcha!

Got to love a working dog that never wants to quit.

My recollection of the original ‘road rage’ incident was that Brandon told police that he had broken the kids jaw because he had ‘looked at him the wrong way’. The kid in question was a 16 year old high school student. His injuries sustained at the hands of Brandon Rosa, whom acted alone, put him in an Anchorage intensive care unit.

Because he looked at Brandon in the wrong way.

One must always pay attention to what ones facial muscles are doing when a deeply paranoid, violent criminal passes by. It must have been a delight to have him hanging around the warehouse.

What a shame he got so thirsty.

A case of full fat Coca Cola was it? I doubt he and his pals worried too much about the effect on their pearly brown fangs.

I wonder how much of the local drug scene this Stephen Rosa and his underlings were responsible for supplying. There are certainly a few MIFFED people writing ‘anonymous’ comments under the story on KUCB that seem insistent Mr Rosa senior should get nothing more than a couple of years inside for his crimes. One wonders if there might be a few junkies worried about where their next hit is going to come from, and at what price.

They should be more concerned that their internet comments are directly traceable.

Brandon got a $50,000 bail offer from the Magistrate, along with a requirement to find a willing 3rd party custodian .

Seems nobody was rushing round to help him out this time.

I guess that’s what happens when ALL your friends and family are right there beside you, filling the local jail to its capacity.

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3. osdianna
1:00 AM GMT on November 12, 2013
I read the Bristol Bay Times, first for the article mentioned by Joe, then the rest of it. I always enjoy reading the bits about the local colorful characters; the crab boat wrecked on the rocks when the captain napped, the Oct 25th last four entries about the continuing saga of the man who had drunk too much, ending with him being taken into custody "due to his complete and utter inability to care for himself." Most police blotters are very cut and dry...this one is written by someone who has a wry sense of humor.

We are about to get hit by another juicy (as in wet) storm...the wood stove is stoked and burning, the soup is on, and it's November...here we go.
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2. iaotter
11:41 PM GMT on November 11, 2013
See what happens when you leave? All hell breaks out.
What a mess. Like Cybersuze said "bet you are glad you don't have to deal with that." It would have made for an interesting episode for the book though.

We got snow today. Just enough to warn us that winter is coming. Temp was 34 at 7 this morning and has been dropping since. Dog is very very happy. This is her kind of weather. That husky coat is going to come in handy. Supposed to be down to 14 tonight.
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1. cybersuze
8:09 PM GMT on November 11, 2013
Well that's an update -- bet your glad you don't have to deal with those personnel issues. Sure feal sorry for Neuthon's wife and baby, or maybe its for the best, who knows.
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With Dutch Harbor in the rear view window, I am camped out in Louisville, KY. looking for employment and a new chapter.

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