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Gottardi found guilty of arson

It took a jury less than two hours Wednesday to find Rickey Gottardi guilty of setting Auke Bay ablaze last September. Although defense attorney Steven Wells said his client's chief accusers were...
A faulty shut-off valve contributed to the extent of Auke Bay fire; cleanup continues

...Cox said. "We certainly feel like we're the victims of vandalism and mischief and it's going to be costly." Rickey Gottardi, 45, a boat resident at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay, was arrested Tuesday in connection with cutting the three fuel...
Arson suspect says he was falsely accused

...Auke Bay and setting Dehart's Marina on fire last month says he has no motive for the crime and did not commit it. Rickey Gottardi, 45, said he believes others have reasons to accuse him of cutting fuel lines at the marina and lighting the fuel...
Gottardi gets 20 years

...setting the September 2004 Auke Bay fire and hearing the judge call him "a clear and substantial risk to the public," Rickey Gottardi began to cry. "I didn't do it," the 46-year-old man said late Friday morning when he was done reading a...
Photo: After the fire

Robert Clauder pulls a burned post from the pilings of the old DeHart's Marina dock Monday as he helps to rebuild it after it was torched in September. Rickey Gottardi, 45, is charged with setting the dock afire and awaits a January trial.
Charges increase for man accused of arson

Charges have become more severe for the man accused of arson after a September fire at DeHart's Marina. Rickey Gottardi, 45, was indicted on felony charges of first-degree arson and third-degree criminal mischief after the Sept...
Breaking Ground in 2005 Auke Bay stood trial twice in 2005. After the first jury failed to reach a verdict in April, the second found Rickey Gottardi guilty in July of first-degree arson. Juneau Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins sentenced him to serve 20 years...
Man in jail for setting Auke Bay Harbor ablaze in 2004 back in court

...marina on fire in September of 2004 was back in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday before Judge Patricia Collins. Rickey Gottardi, 51, appearing by telephone from Anchorage, had an evidentiary hearing pertaining to his motion for post-conviction...
Arrest made in Auke Bay fire

...gallons of fuel - mostly diesel - floating in the harbor and flames shooting 60 feet in the air. No one was hurt. Rickey Gottardi, 45, was arraigned before Magistrate John Sivertsen Jr. Wednesday in state District Court in Juneau. Gottardi...
Police and Fire

...plate, valued at $300, was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Shaune Drive. The plate was stolen Aug. 28. Rickey Gottardi, 43, was arrested at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday near Aisek Street for second-degree theft, a felony. No other...


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