Crime and Safety

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.

Dillingham scammer asks for more delay till sentencing

Oct 26, 2017

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.

Clark murder trial pushed back, perhaps till the spring

Oct 25, 2017
KDLG

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.

Feds seize "pounds" of meth, heroin in Anchorage bust

Oct 25, 2017

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.

Cell phone game leads to rollover accident on Lake Road

Oct 20, 2017
Avery Lill / KDLG

Driver and two children appeared to be ok after the single vehicle accident Thursday night. Police say driver, a 20 year old woman, had "momentarily helped" children playing a game on their cell phone before driving the truck off the road.

KDLG

The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will provide SAFE funding for a new position that will will develop a community based violence prevention project.

Alaska State Troopers

KYUK, Bethel: It’s been three days since Kyle Stevens disappeared, and search and rescue workers still haven't found him.

Tununak man sentenced to 65 years for murdering son

Oct 19, 2017

KYUK, Bethel: On Tuesday, Tununak resident Edward Moses was sentenced to 65 years in prison for the 2013 murder of his two-year-old son.

courtesy Alaska State Troopers

Update: Dawson Andrew, 18, located and taken into custody by posse of local volunteers.

The conduct of Carl P. Nunn, 30, was "egregious," said his defense attorney Chris Lesch, but the 15 original charges against him – including kidnapping – were "inappropriate."

Manokotak fugitive and sister arrested Friday

Sep 25, 2017
AST

John Etuckmelra, 28, arrested Friday on two outstanding warrants. He eluded arrest during a previous attempt Sept. 3. AST also charged his sister Deanna Etuckmelra with hindering prosecution.

The teenage boy was found in a skiff down by the city dock, slumped over next to an open can of gas troopers believe he was huffing. The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

Gavin Augustus Carlson, 27, and Delta Elizabeth Bailey, 29, have both been charged with misdemeanor drug possession following a bust early on July 29 in Naknek.

Ekwok man awaits trial on Anchorage rape charges

Sep 21, 2017

Fred Tom Hurley, III, 26, is being held in custody on six rape charges against two women. The young man from Ekwok had been out of custody less than two days before the alleged rapes occurred in Anchorage.

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