Crime and Safety

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.


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

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.


As Dillingham swells with seasonal workers, Dillingham's police officers are on the road, patrolling to ensure the safety of people and property.

Cate Gomez

Responders suspect the Bristol Bay drift boat's stove caught fire. Dillingham Volunteer Fire Dept. and other volunteers able to snuff out the flames quickly. Two were treated onsite for smoke inhalation.

A 25-year-old Ekwok man, who was accused of sexual assault, was found not guilty. He remains in custody, however, for assaulting a police officer and corrections offer before his trial.

Puyallup, WA man may plea in Dillingham scam case

Jun 12, 2017

Admitted gambling and drug addict Floyd Jay Mann, 55, “wishes to accept responsibility” for bilking some $3 million out of more than a dozen victims, according to attorney.


Fred Tom Hurley III, 25, is accused of assaulting a woman at her Ekwok home in June of 2016.

"Blossom D" skipper arrested for DUI Saturday

Jun 5, 2017

William E. Sanchez, 56, taken into custody for DUI Saturday. The F/V Blossom D was towed into harbor by Good Samaritan vessels who say a highly intoxicated Sanchez "bumped" into them at Queen's Slough.

Jason Jordet/Alaska DNR/Division of Forestry

The Kenakuchuk Creek fire northeast of Okstukuk Lake likely started by lightning, and first reported by area pilots. State firefighting assets out of McGrath will monitor fire that is in a "limited protection zone."


Dacia Quan Smith, 31, of Lake Forest Park, WA, arrested on two charges of first degree assault after a bar fight Tuesday in downtown Naknek.


Gust Griechen IV, 25, has not been seen since April 27. AST has found no signs of the young man after aerial searches and taking K9 dogs to the village this week to search on the ground.