Crime and Safety

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."

KDLG

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.

AST

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.

KDLG

DPD investigating reports of more than twenty boats that were broken into over the winter. They say this is an annual problem, and of the recent break-ins, there did seem to be much stolen.

Gust Griechen IV, 25, was last seen in late April. State Troopers have no records of him leaving Pilot Point by air, and are asking any with information on his whereabouts to call AST King Salmon or Dillingham posts.

DPD

Jacinto George, 18, and two 17-year-old juveniles, charged with breaking into Grant three times, stealing cash, a Honda ATV, and damaging property.

KDLG

KDLG: A Chignik Lagoon man is serving a ten year jail sentence for the sexual abuse of a young child.

Larry Pete McCormick, 52, was charged with first degree sexual abuse of a minor last fall, after a state trooper investigation. Troopers were alerted to the abuse in August, and charged McCormick by September.

The disturbing abuse occurred when McCormick agreed to watch young children for a night in Chignik Lagoon. The victim said she woke up while being molested, and was able to get away from the perpetrator.

KDLG: Dillingham police arrested a young man on charges of assault, robbery, and criminal mischief this week.

The new charges add to a growing criminal history for Reece Johnson, 22, who last year was accused of shooting his friend in the back and also helping steal more than a dozen firearms from an area home.  

Alex W. Savo, 25, originally of Naknek, pleaded guilty May 1 and was ordered to serve a two year sentence. His co-conspirator, Taylor Lack, 21, of Wasilla, is scheduled to plead Friday.

Tonya O'Connor, who has more than a decade of experience as the Dillingham court clerk and deputy magistrate, is now officially the Magistrate Judge and Clerk of Court.

DPD

Ty Anthony Moore, 26, pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, has heroin dealing charge dropped. Ordered to serve one year in jail, but first freed to fish in Bristol Bay this summer.

KDLG: A Dillingham man was arrested Friday after allegedly strangling a woman until she lost consciousness. 

The incident occurred at the Forestview Apartments in HUD.  Police say 29-year-old Andrew "Weebee" Olsen was highly intoxicated and had put one hand on the victim’s neck until she blacked. He was charged with second degree assault and held at the jail pending arraignment.

USCG via AST

US Coast Guard located wreckage of Cessna 208B at 3000 feet Monday evening. AST will coordinate difficult recovery efforts. Pilot Gabriele Cianetti, 54, was killed and stilled trapped in the wreckage. 

KDLG: A man originally from South Naknek has been found guilty of vehicular homicide by a jury in Mount Vernon, Washington.

KDLG

Following SB 91's reforms, City of Dillingham seeking to add trespassing, underage drinking, and violating conditions of release to city ordinance, with each carrying a hefty fine for violations.

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