Crime and Safety

Dillingham Dept. of Public Safety

Found passed out at the wheel, "drooling on himself," convicted felon recently banished from Togiak was in possession of 1.4 grams heroin, a concealed pink handled pistol, and close to $8,000 cash. Moore was admittedly "high on the supply," says DPD.

KDLG:  Dillingham Police charged a 22-year-old woman with possession of methamphetamine, and the same woman was charged with importation of alcohol to Togiak, a dry village.

Shania Clark has been a person of interest to law enforcement in Togiak, but not in Dillingham. The house she was staying in has been of interest to police, however, and a search warrant was served there the evening of January 16 looking for a firearm involved in an armed burglary case.

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Members worn down by high number of calls and frequent abuse by drunk individuals. BSAR says the number of calls for help, almost all alcohol-related, has spiked since legalization of alcohol sales in town.

Benny Kevin Leon Angasan, 24, facing two counts of second degree sexual abuse of a minor for alleged rape of young victim more than a dozen times between 2013-2015.

Given 300 day jail sentence in return for plea to misdemeanor theft charge. State says still prosecuting four other men involved in theft of 17 guns last October.

Police, troopers encouraging heightened sense of suspicion and self-protection, and is asking that family keep an eye on vulnerable elders. Scams, thefts targeting quick cash to "support habits," says DPD.

Coast Guard called in for Togiak medevac

Jan 30, 2017

KDLG: The US Coast Guard was called to medevac a crash victim from Togiak this weekend.

State troopers confirmed that 58-year-old man was involved in a snow machine accident Saturday, and weather conditions prevented a local air medevac service from responding out of Dillingham.

Togiak Village Police say the man was testing a snow machine on a nearby trail, and a truck following behind him collided when the snow machine stopped abruptly.

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Daniel Doty, currently an Anchorage municipal prosecutor, will move to town and take the reigns from current ADA Pamela Dale by June 1.

Drug mule Jason Alto, 21, of Egegik caught May 30 with three pounds of meth on board the ferry Kennicott. US District Court Judge Timothy Burgess handed down 20 month jail sentence with five years probation.

Attorney asked for lower bail, in part citing "weak charges" against his client Clark. State disagrees, saying case is strong. Clark was indicted for the Feb. 2015 murder of Ella Olsen in Dillingham.

Carl Perry Nunn, 29, of Dillingham was charged in the "brutal" assault of a female victim who said she was strangled several times, dragged around by her ankles, and driven in a truck that was crashed into a ditch.

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Village grieving loss of Alex Nielsen, 17, who was killed after ATV struck a snow bank on Iliamna Lake. In a tragic coincidence, his father Niel was killed 11 years ago on the same day, January 19, 2006, in an ATV accident outside of Kokhanok.

Anchorage Police served $10,000 arrest warrant and took Reece Johnson, 22, under arrest Wednesday at Merrill Field as he tried to board a flight to Ekwok.

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Update: Both pilot, passenger survived, successfully rescue by Coast Guard and transported for medical care Monday night.

Update: U.S. Coast Guard helicopter located downed aircraft and is preparing pilot and passenger for medical transport.

Original: Pilot, passenger believed alive but injured after Van Air chartered flight between Pilot Point, Port Heiden went down Monday afternoon. Passenger been able to communicate by cell phone. US Coast Guard enroute from Kodiak.

KDLG:  A partnership of five Bristol Bay regional organizations announced it is forming a task force to address what it calls the "increasing presence of illicit drugs and drug use."

The Drug and Opioid Task Force will work with health professionals, law enforcement, and local community members and organizations to identify solutions to the ongoing issue.

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