Crime and Safety

Akiak attempts to banish former VPO, alleged bootlegger

2 hours ago
courtesy Mike Williams

Akiak Native Community IRA Council issued a banishment order for Jacques Anthony Cooper, who they a former Village Police Officer they accuse of bootlegging. He denies the allegations, says tribe turned against him on account of his law enforcement work.

DPD

Joshua G. Rivera, 38, was caught with 12.5 grams, $19,000 cash in January, 2016. He reached a plea deal Tuesday, agreeing to six year jail term. Rivera complained that jail is a hard place for an addict to recover.

Bryan Anderson, 35, Bristol Bay Angels varsity basketball coach, could not be resuscitated after falling into the lake returning from a hunting trip late Sunday.

A 10-year-old in Togiak accidently shot a 6-year-old fatally on Wednesday. The 10-year-old did not purposefully point the gun at the other child and thought the firearm was not loaded.

State troopers, Koliganek VPSO seeking public's help in tracking down Sean Nelson, wanted on an assault charge from an incident late Wednesday in the village.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Dillingham police found Mary Tilden was in possession of one dose of heroin during the July 29 drug bust on the F/V Andy O. At a hearing Wednesday, the possession charge was dropped in return for a plea to violating terms of her probation.

KDLG

Police are offering a $500 dollar reward for successful buys by confidential informants.

Avery Lill / KDLG

Andrew "Weebee" Olsen, 29, arrested on drug possession and trafficking charges after tips lead police to Saturday night boarding and bust at the Dillingham Harbor. Six grams of heroin, cash, and syringes seized.

A funeral service is being tentatively planned for Saturday for Bristol Bay fire chief Steve Jones. The fisherman, firefighter, and community leader collapsed and died suddenly Sunday afternoon.

NPS

Pilot Joel Black of Pemberville, OH, sole occupant of Cessna 206 that crashed. Cause of crash unknown. Pilot's remains have been recovered and transported to Anchorage for an autopsy.

KDLG

U.S. Coast Guard air assets, state troopers, Pilot Point VPSO and volunteers, and good Samaritans searched until Thursday night for a crewman from the F/V Lady Colleen who went overboard around midnight Thursday.

Knik mishap snarls downtown Dillingham traffic

Jul 25, 2017
Allison Mollenkamp

A Knik asphalt truck blocked the in-bound lane of Kanakanak Road Tuesday afternoon, but otherwise no injuries or damage reported.

Nick Ciolino / KDLG

Two on board de Havilland Beaver walked away after crash Friday morning in Dillingham.

Frustrated and fearful Kvichak River village questions why killer roams free awaiting possible homicide charges to be filed after Friday night killing.

"Worst offender" given 5 years after repeated DUI offenses

Jul 20, 2017
DPD

Judge Tina Reigh sentenced Basil Backford, 44, to a flat five year sentence following sixth conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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