Crime and Safety

Alaska State Troopers contacted Patrick Einhellig, 32, of Dillingham when he arrived at the Togiak airport on Friday. Investigation revealed that he was carrying heroin worth at least $56,000 in Bristol Bay.

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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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Moxie Andrew III, 24, escaped from a holding cell in New Stuyahok on Thursday. UPDATE: According to a Feb. 22, 2018 Alaska State Trooper press release, Andrew turned himself in to law enforcement on Feb. 17. He was transported to Dillingham jail Feb. 18 for remand. 

On Friday, a man’s snow machine broke down between Manokotak and Dillingham. A volunteer search and rescue team found him early Saturday morning. The man was uninjured and returned safely home.

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Last week, the Bristol Bay Opioid Task Force and Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services held a meeting in Dillingham . At the meeting, Bristol Bay residents weighed in on how the state should next respond to the opioid epidemic.

Ole Shangin, 32, was arrested Wednesday on murder charges related to the 2016 shooting death of Joseph Peterson, 31, in Ivanof Bay.

Robert Joseph May, a 42-year-old from King Salmon, will serve two and a half years in jail for possessing child pornography

Alaska Earthquake Center

Several Alaska Peninsula communities evacuated to higher ground during a tsunami warning Tuesday.

The state is seeking input from Bristol Bay residents on Alaska's response plan to the opioid epidemic.

Folsom Jr. pleads out 2016 drug case

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