Crime and Safety

US Dept. of Justice

Following two day sentencing hearing, Judge Timothy Burgess took a rare step in handing down a longer sentence than called for in the guidelines, and ordered Floyd Jay Mann of Puyallup, WA, to remand immediately.

Jeri Mcgill was arrested on the charge of felony assault for pointing an airsoft gun at a truck in downtown Dillingham Monday evening. The orange tip of the airsoft gun was painted black, which made it appear realistic.

Anchorage District Attorney says state cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that S George Peterson did not stab Ellis Kaloke in self-defense.

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Dillingham police arrested Josephine Williams, 35, of Togiak for trespassing at the Bristol Inn. A search of her belongings turned up 22 grams of black tar heroin and 25 grams of methamphetamine, which she said she was transporting from Anchorage for a yet-unnamed man in Togiak.

Floyd Jay Mann, 56, seeks quick return to society so he can get to work compensating his victims for their losses. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess will hear arguments and hand down a sentence during two days of hearings next week in Anchorage.

Dillingham police were called to a Kanakanak Road residence late Monday, Nov. 27, on a report that 34-year-old John Nicholson was intoxicated, shooting a handgun off in the house, and threatening others.

DPD said the responding officer was denied entry that night, but several officers went back the following day with a warrant. No one, DPD said, had been injured by the shooting.

The house, opposite of Chuthmok Road, serves as a summer home for fisherman Doc Nicholson, the defendant’s father.

Billy M. Peterson, 27, was arrested Thursday on a charges of second- and third-degree sexual assault. The alleged rape occurred just after midnight. 

The criminal complaint was filed by state troopers in Dillingham, but investigated by local law enforcement. Two village police officers in New Stuyahok were able to interrupt the incident.

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Joseph Baehm, 21, charged after two houses were broken into and half a dozen firearms stolen Saturday. According to AST, Baehm confessed to the crimes but said he was so drunk he doesn't really remember it.

Caylen P. Kalmakoff, 23, was given more than the presumptive range for abusing a young child in 2015. Judge Gregory Miller handed down the sentence after a hearing in Naknek Wednesday. 

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Over the course of his career, Dutch Shepherd Lutri helped seize some 350 grams of heroin, 1800 grams of meth, over 80 pounds of pot, and $380,000 cash. He was retired in April, and died in early October after a blood clot.

Meth abusing menace has skirted serious jail time for past crimes in part because of Senate Bill 91's reforms, which aimed to put low-level offenders on supervised release rather than behind bars.

Air taxi pilot and flight controller Robert Joseph May, 42, from King Salmon pled guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography and will spend between two and four years in jail.

Floyd Jay Mann, the Puyallup, WA man convicted of scamming some $3 million out of more than a dozen people, many from Dillingham, may not face his sentence as soon as expected.

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Defense for Brian V. Clark, 37, expects it may take a few more months to prepare for a jury trial. Clark is accused of murdering Ella Olsen, 55, in Dillingham in Feb. 2017 in a heroin-related robbery gone bad.

Federal authorities announced the seizure of 10 pounds of meth and four kilos of heroin this week in Anchorage.

Under arrest is Cheng Saechao, 28, of Anchorage. He was charged with possession to distribute 1,000 or more grams of heroin and faces a mandatory 10 years to life in jail if convicted.

The meth was found in the mail after it was shipped to Alaska from California, and authorities discovered the heroin at Saechao’s home.

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