Crime and Safety

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

Jan 12, 2018

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State troopers say an autopsy has been ordered to help determine what caused the death of Jarius Nelson, 23, who was found deceased about two miles outside the village Wednesday.

Dillingham police found 24 grams of black tar heroin and 7 grams of methamphetamine on New Year’s Day. DPD arrested an Anchorage woman who admitted to flying to Dillingham to sell drugs.

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Bethel Search and Rescue needs help. On a nearly nightly basis this winter, the all-volunteer group has been called to assist people who are intoxicated and have lost their way on the surrounding trails. The group says that about 70 percent of their calls come from the Bethel Police Department. Now Bethel Search and Rescue wants BPD to match its resources with the organization's services.

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.

No charges in July fatal stabbing in Levelock

Dec 11, 2017

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

KDLG

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.

DPD arrests felon accused of shooting incident

Dec 1, 2017

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. 

KDLG

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.

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