Crime and Safety

KDLG

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

Drug bust on the F/V Andy O

Aug 1, 2017
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.

Levelock stabbing under investigation as a homicide

Jul 17, 2017

Alaska State troopers responded Friday to a stabbing in Levelock.

Mann, 55, of Puyallup, WA, pleaded guilty to all 19 counts in Anchorage federal court Wednesday. He remains free on bail, but faces up to 20 years in prison after he is sentenced in December.

Stormi K. Joachim

Someone dumped hundreds of processed fish carcasses by Ralph's Road in Naknek. Bristol Bay Borough police are investigating this littering case.

DPD

Police arrest two teenage fishermen from Eagle River for allegedly taking pickup truck to drive "brodies" out in the Waskey Road gravel pit.

Bristol Bay summer spikes for law enforcement, too

Jul 5, 2017
KDLG

Dillingham Police and Alaska State Troopers fielding more calls than usual, with almost all criminal activity related to alcohol.

Cate Gomez / KDLG

A Ford being driven "erratically" in downtown Dillingham Friday morning came to an abrupt stop against another truck. The driver, who appeared to be overdosing on opiates, was given Narcan by police. No one else was injured.

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