Crime and Safety

AST Investigating Burglary at AGS Cannery in Egegik

Jan 16, 2014

DILLINGHAM:  State troopers in King Salmon are continuing to investigate a burglary earlier this month at the AGS Cannery in Egegik.

Troopers believe the suspect or suspects entered a window of one of the main cannery buildings on January 7, did some damage, and stole an unknown amount of frozen food from one of the cannery’s freezers. The troopers have not provided an estimated cost of the damage or stolen food.

DILLINGHAM: Another snowmachine was reported stolen this week, but was located and returned the same day with no charges filed, according to Dillingham police.

On Tuesday, a Dillingham man reported that a snowmachine he had purchased from an Aleknagik man for $900 a few days earlier was missing from outside his residence.

Police later saw the machine in the back of a pickup truck, and posed some questions to those in the truck. They said the snowmachine belonged to a woman in Aleknagik who did not know her son had driven it to Dillingham and sold it to someone else.  

The two Togiak men accused of an illegal, wasteful harvest of walrus have now been convicted in both state and federal courts.

Alaska Department of Public Safety

The Alaska State Troopers have a new director. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger has appointed Colonel Jim Cockrell to head the Troopers effective immediately.

Levelock Man Arrested for DUI After Collision

Jan 15, 2014

DILLINGHAM: At a little past midnight on Tuesday morning, the state troopers took a report of a DUI and hit-and-run in the village of Levelock.

Ryan Andrew, 22, is alleged to have driven a 4-wheeler around the village while he was under the influence of alcohol, and according to the troopers Andrew collided into a children’s snow machine with a nine and a six year old on board.   

Those youngsters were thrown from their machine and were injured. Andrew allegedly drove away from the scene.

Koliganek Man Escaped From Dillingham Jail Sunday Night

Jan 13, 2014

Jairus Nelson, 20, was briefly on the lam last night, but was caught when he tried to get into a car driven by an off-duty police officer.

Dillingham Puts Drug Dog "Lutri" Up For Adoption

Jan 10, 2014

Council passes one resolution thanking a recently transferred WAANT investigator for his service, and another putting the Lutri up for adoption.

The office of Governor Sean Parnell

A man who retired last May from the Alaska Department of Public Safety has been chosen by Governor Parnell to become the Commissioner of the Department. Colonel Gary Folger replaces Joe Masters who retired back in October.

"This could be a new beginning for you, or the beginning of the end for you, depending on the decisions you make," Judge Douglass told Keli Dumas.

DILLINGHAM:  A driver was arrested downtown Tuesday afternoon with a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit to be behind the wheel. 

The police say someone called in a report of a dangerous driver on the roads. Bryan Hodgson, 29, was arrested at about 5:00 pm Tuesday; a breath test showed a BAC of .261.  Hodgson was booked at the jail and arraigned Wednesday on a charge of driving under the influence.    

Snow Machine Stolen in Dillingham

Jan 6, 2014

The police are asking anyone with information to call 842-5354.

DLG Man Arrested for Smashing Car Window

Dec 27, 2013

DILLINGHAM:  Police arrested Mike Egeland, 33, Thursday evening on charges of criminal mischief, felony assault, and disorderly conduct.

Police dispatch had taken a report that an intoxicated man was standing in the middle of Little Larry Road, attacking vehicles. After investigating, the officer determined that Egeland had blocked traffic, forcing at least one vehicle to stop, at which point he approached the vehicle and smashed the windshield with his fist.

Egeland was taken to the Dillingham jail on $5,000 bail and arraigned Friday morning.

State May Seek Felony Indictment for Naknek Man

Dec 27, 2013

DILLINGHAM:  Brandon A. Rush, 19, of Naknek, is accused of stealing diesel fuel from the Glacier Construction yard at Leader Creek in Naknek late on December 16, then leading a police officer on a wild car chase. 

Bristol Bay Borough police said that Rush refused to pull his Chevy truck over, and turned off his headlights while driving recklessly on the dark night, endangering others. Eventually Rush tore across a field thick with alders to get away from an officer in pursuit.

Russian Mission Man Killed in Snowmachine Crash

Dec 26, 2013

from  KYUK:  A Russian Mission man died on Christmas Day after his snow machine crashed. Alaska State Troopers say Jeremy Wigley, 35, died in what is believed to be a single-vehicle crash. Wigley’s body was found Wednesday morning on the Russian Mission Lake.

Several hours earlier he had been drinking with his wife and friends. Troopers say Wigley and his wife had been arguing and he allegedly forced her onto his snow machine and drove off.

21-year-old Arrested in 2011 Sexual Abuse of Minor Case

Dec 26, 2013

On Tuesday afternoon, Dillingham police served an arrest warrant on Kameron Nunn, 21, who had only recently come back to town.

The police allege that Nunn sexually abused a 14-year old girl in March of 2011. He’s been charged with second degree sexual abuse of a minor, a class B felony.

The police department says that Nunn moved away from town while they were investigating the case in 2011, and they had not had the opportunity to serve the warrant sooner.

Nunn was arraigned Tuesday, and is being held on $20,000 bail as per the warrant.