Crime and Safety


Andy Straley and his son Leroy say they disrupted drug users trespassing at what should have been a vacant home Wednesday, and want to see more community policing.

After capture, a dozen show up for Young arraignment

Sep 8, 2016

Held without bail until a Superior Court arraignment in Anchorage on Sept. 14 for alleged violations of felony probation. Community members present on account of suspected ties to heroin sales.

Nabbed: DPD catches up with wanted man Tuesday evening

Sep 6, 2016
courtesy Dillingham Police

After a tip, Christian Young taken peacefully into custody in the Nerka subdivision.

Napaskiak man picked up on rape charge

Sep 6, 2016

KDLG:  State troopers in Bethel say they found and arrested a dangerous man wanted on several charges, including attempted first degree sexual assault.

42-year-old Wilson Beaver of Napaskiak, a registered sex offender, allegedly broke into a home in the village and put a knife to a woman’s home in exchange for sex. Troopers say the woman was able to escape but was injured. This happened on August 15, and Beaver disappeared until Sunday, when he was arrested in Atmauluak without incident.

He was transported to Bethel for arrest and arraignment.

Luke Brummer / KDLG

Christian A Young, 24, of Anchorage, is wanted on a robbery charge and suspected of trafficking heroin into Bristol Bay.


Saturday, 10 a.m.:  DPD and AST have not been able to apprehend Christian A. Young, a known heroin dealer from Anchorage, who fled capture on foot Friday afternoon.


Five dead after RAVN Cessna Caravan and Renfro's Super Cub crashed outside of Russian Mission Wednesday.

Levelock man sexually abused teenager, say troopers

Sep 1, 2016

Eric Andrew Tallekpalek, 21, arrested, told authorities he was drunk but thought the sex with his 14-year-old relative was ‘consensual.’

Nushagak hunter cited for taking cow moose

Sep 1, 2016

KDLG:  State wildlife troopers say they contacted a pair of hunters Wednesday as they were returning from a trip up the Nushagak River.

Austin Waldron, 22, of Manokotak was cited for the "unlawful" taking of a cow moose. For residents in August, GMU 17C is open to hunting any antlered bull. Waldron was also ticketed for hunting without a license.

Waldron's hunting partner John Einhellig, 29, of Dillingham was cited for not displaying registration numbers on his skiff.

An arraignment is scheduled later this month at the Dillingham court.

Drug Enforcement Agency

AST sergeant Luis Nieves says the deadlier narcotic is here, and suppliers are pushing sales as fishing season earnings and BBNC dividend checks put more cash in the market.

Dillingham heroin case dismissed by prosecutor

Aug 29, 2016

KDLG: Assistant district attorney Pamela Dale dismissed a drug trafficking charge against Chelsea Sam, 23, of Dillingham.

Robert C. Nicholai, 53, arrested on charges he touched three children after luring them into his home.

Gust pleads in stalking case

Aug 24, 2016

180 day jail sentence for Ivan A. Gust, 27, accused of stalking 11-year-old girl after family published series of disturbing messages posted on social media.

Quinhagak responds to a series of apparent heroin overdoses

Aug 17, 2016
Adrian Wagner / KYUK

Four overdoses, including one fatal, reported in Quinhagak this week, and authorities believe heroin is to blame.

KDLG:  The Supreme Court of Alaska has again upheld a lower court ruling that allowed the City of Dillingham to foreclose on James Bingman's Sr.'s properties following years of tax delinquency.