Crime and Safety

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As Dillingham swells with seasonal workers, Dillingham's police officers are on the road, patrolling to ensure the safety of people and property.

Cate Gomez

Responders suspect the Bristol Bay drift boat's stove caught fire. Dillingham Volunteer Fire Dept. and other volunteers able to snuff out the flames quickly. Two were treated onsite for smoke inhalation.

A 25-year-old Ekwok man, who was accused of sexual assault, was found not guilty. He remains in custody, however, for assaulting a police officer and corrections offer before his trial.

Admitted gambling and drug addict Floyd Jay Mann, 55, “wishes to accept responsibility” for bilking some $3 million out of more than a dozen victims, according to attorney.

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Fred Tom Hurley III, 25, is accused of assaulting a woman at her Ekwok home in June of 2016.

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William E. Sanchez, 56, taken into custody for DUI Saturday. The F/V Blossom D was towed into harbor by Good Samaritan vessels who say a highly intoxicated Sanchez "bumped" into them at Queen's Slough.

Jason Jordet/Alaska DNR/Division of Forestry

The Kenakuchuk Creek fire northeast of Okstukuk Lake likely started by lightning, and first reported by area pilots. State firefighting assets out of McGrath will monitor fire that is in a "limited protection zone."

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Dacia Quan Smith, 31, of Lake Forest Park, WA, arrested on two charges of first degree assault after a bar fight Tuesday in downtown Naknek.

AST

Gust Griechen IV, 25, has not been seen since April 27. AST has found no signs of the young man after aerial searches and taking K9 dogs to the village this week to search on the ground.

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DPD investigating reports of more than twenty boats that were broken into over the winter. They say this is an annual problem, and of the recent break-ins, there did seem to be much stolen.

Gust Griechen IV, 25, was last seen in late April. State Troopers have no records of him leaving Pilot Point by air, and are asking any with information on his whereabouts to call AST King Salmon or Dillingham posts.

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Jacinto George, 18, and two 17-year-old juveniles, charged with breaking into Grant three times, stealing cash, a Honda ATV, and damaging property.

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KDLG: A Chignik Lagoon man is serving a ten year jail sentence for the sexual abuse of a young child.

Larry Pete McCormick, 52, was charged with first degree sexual abuse of a minor last fall, after a state trooper investigation. Troopers were alerted to the abuse in August, and charged McCormick by September.

The disturbing abuse occurred when McCormick agreed to watch young children for a night in Chignik Lagoon. The victim said she woke up while being molested, and was able to get away from the perpetrator.

KDLG: Dillingham police arrested a young man on charges of assault, robbery, and criminal mischief this week.

The new charges add to a growing criminal history for Reece Johnson, 22, who last year was accused of shooting his friend in the back and also helping steal more than a dozen firearms from an area home.  

Alex W. Savo, 25, originally of Naknek, pleaded guilty May 1 and was ordered to serve a two year sentence. His co-conspirator, Taylor Lack, 21, of Wasilla, is scheduled to plead Friday.

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