Crime and Safety

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Shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 10, Nathan Wassillie climbed 60 feet up the KDLG radio tower. 

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There's been an uptick in reports of bear and moose around Dillingham. Police advise residents to leave the animals alone.

Police say that the body found floating off Kanakanak Beach last week is 57-year-old Murphy H. Knutsen.

Cheapell D. Jones, 42, allegedly stole a work truck and electronic equipment worth several thousand dollars from BBTC. He faces five felony charges.

Police were unable to identify the body, which will be sent to the State Medical Examiner's office in Anchorage for autopsy and identification.

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Brian V. Clark is charged with the 2015 murder of Ella Olsen. At a Thursday hearing, Judge Herman Walker Jr. approved Dennis Olson Sr. and Emily Olson as third-party custodians for Clark, but he declined to lower Clark’s bail.

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A fire last week devastated the home of two Newhalen elders. There were no injuries, but the flames substantially damaged the building and their belongings.

On April 20, Alaska State Troopers say they intercepted Patrick Einhellig, 32, at the Togiak airport, carrying 56 grams of heroin. Einhellig was arrested Friday. He is charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree, which is a felony.

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A Togiak teen has been charged for allegedly burglarizing five buildings in the village. Harvey Franklin Jr., 19, faces six felony counts of burglary and one felony count of theft. He was arraigned today in Dillingham Court. Franklin pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Two buildings were burglarized in Togiak early Tuesday morning. Alaska State Troopers suspect that it was same person in both cases. 

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Dillingham residents of all ages turned out for SAFE’s annual “Choose Respect” march. With signs, chants, and songs they marched against sexual assault and domestic violence.

Manokotak and Togiak both launched search and rescue operations over the weekend for people stranded in the cold.

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A former Anchorage resident was sentenced Thursday in Dillingham for recklessly flying low over a boater several years ago. Benjamin Hancock, 38, unintentionally hit the man in the head with the ski of the float plane. Hancock pleaded guilty to felony assault, and he will pay a fine and restitution, but he will not serve any jail time.

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Brandon Yagie, 21, was arrested in Perryville Monday and charged with killing his grandfather, 70-year-old Marvin Yagie.

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Four steams have burned in the last two months. The Dillingham Volunteer Fire Department recommends checking the shielding of chimneys and walls behind stoves.

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