OK, So I went down to the south side of the Kasilof to help erect fencing for protection of the dunes Thursday night. I pitched a tent right at the end of North Cohoe road, right on the entrance to the beach. All night long people were driving down with 4 wheelers or trucks so needless to say I didn't get much sleep.
So the next night I back up the road about 200 yards to where there is a pull-off. Beyond the pull-off, there is a cable and a sliding gate, denying access, which opened up to a small clearing. I know this is mental health trust lands which the state holds, for the mental health trust. There is approximately 122 acres there.
Being tired, I thought I would throw a tent up and try to get some sleep. After all, setting up guardrails, on the dunes is pretty hard work since we were doing it all by hand.
So I park outside the gate, throw up my tent inside the gate, and crash for the night. No fire, just a tent, air mattress, pump and a paperback novel. I assume that since this is state land, it wouldn't hurt anybody to throw a tent up for the night.
I jump up the next day, Saturday, and run down to the beach, to work some more. At noon, I come back and my stuff is gone. Somebody with a key, unlocked the gate and cable, drove in, picked my stuff up and left, locking that same gate and cable back up.
I know this because there where no tire tracks the night before or when I left in the AM.
I tried to make a police report in Soldotna Trooper office but all patrols were on the other side of the borough.
So, my question is, did a state employeee go to far? I told the dispatcher that even if it was state land, my stuff was gone so to me it was theft.
Anybody else have a similar problem either this year or last? Does anybody know if Mental health Trust even have an office on the Peninsula? It's memorial day weekend so I can't do any leg work until Tuesday. That's another thing, why would a state employee be on patrol on such a weekend? Mental health should not have patrol officers so I am confused. Either they started their own little enforcement action or it is a zealous employee doing it on his own. All I know is somebody with a key took my property. Thoughts???