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Buis family thankful for search effort, community support for their current and future efforts in the search for Sharon.We would like to thank Alaska State Trooper Tim Birt and his team, Troopers Joshua Bentz and Chris Umbs, for leading and organizing the search for Sharon. We also want...
On day three, search for hiker continues

...for Mount Juneau."They will be inserted with the helicopter into the high alpine areas," Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Tim Birt told the Empire in an interview.More than 50 searchers - a mix of Juneau Mountain Rescue members, Southeast Alaska...
Hiker's family: 'We're not throwing in the towel'

...that evening at the Mount Roberts trailhead on Basin Road.Troopers say they don't know what happened to her. Sgt. Tim Birt previously told the Empire there was no evidence of foul play or of an attempted suicide."I don't know what happened...
Family of missing hiker speaks out

...have set up at the Mount Roberts tramway.The search on Tuesday concluded around 8 p.m. without any luck, Trooper Tim Birt told the Empire. Searchers will resume work Wednesday morning."We don't really have any new leads to follow...
Search for missing hiker widens on second day

...2010 for a suicidal subject in the Dredge Lake area. He was never found. Game planJuneau-based Alaska State Trooper Tim Birt said in an interview at 2 p.m. Monday that there is still no word of Buis, but they will continue to search."Our...
Update: Troopers call off search for missing hiker

...There's been a lot of effort that's gone into it, and there's been no new leads," Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Tim Birt said, adding, "We're all emotionally involved in it."Juneau's local search and rescue community - Juneau Mountain...
Getting the drugs off the street

...task force. "School kids, young adults, adults - each group has their own sources," said Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Tim Birt of the Southeast Alaska Narcotics Enforcement Team. He said users acquire marijuana from whatever age or cultural group...
Escalating meth addictions put focus on cold medicine

...popular enough that people with no interest in nasal decongestion are stealing them, said Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Tim Birt, who heads the region's multiagency drug-enforcement task force. "All of the stolen Sudafed is being used illegally...
Prescription painkillers are becoming a bigger problem in SE

...said the multiagency task force is seeing more recreational use of prescription painkillers, Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Tim Birt said. "Diversion drugs," Birt called them, because they are diverted from their legal purpose. People need to be...
Northwest Digest

...third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, stemming from events of Jan. 11. Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Tim Birt of the Southeast Alaska Narcotics Enforcement Team said Aston's arrest was related to the ferry seizure case, although...


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