Crime and Safety

DILLINGHAM:  The VPSO in Kokhanok investigated a residential burglary last Friday. Apparently a 13-year-old broke a window to gain entry to the house, then rifled through personal belongings.

The damage was estimated at $600. Burglary, trespassing, and criminal mischief charges were forwarded to the Division of Juvenile Justice.

New Officers on Patrol at DPD

Dec 20, 2013

John Wahl and Dan Decker have joined the Dillingham Police Dept., each bringing decades of law enforcement experience to the job.

DILLINGHAM:  Leon J. Ayuluk, 45, of Dillingham, was arrested by Alaska State Troopers Thursday on a charge that he had failed to register as a sex offender. Troopers say he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest.

Ayuluk has a history of failing to register as a sex offender, beginning in 2006, less than three years after he was sentenced to five years in prison for a 2003 conviction on second degree sexual assault.

Police Arrest DLG Man For Pointing "Rifle" at Woman

Dec 18, 2013

"All the hairs on my body stood up," said the victim, after Andy Larsen Jr., 47, pointed a rifle at her early on Tuesday morning.

Daniel Whittington, 22, and Llyod Davis, Jr., 38, are facing between 7-106 years behind bars for a vicious 2011 assault in Chignik Bay.

Man Assaults Another In Bethel, Threatens With Knife

Dec 17, 2013

KYUK, Bethel:  A Bethel man is facing felony charges for allegedly punching a man and assaulting another while he possessed a knife.

Harold Arnakin, 21, was arrested early Sunday, after police responded to a report of a disturbance. Officers found two people in a standoff, which they quickly separated.

An officer said that one of the victim's face was so swollen and bloody that he did not recognize him, despite several past encounters.

KYUK, BETHEL:  Erica Marcie Hoffman, 32, of Bethel, is facing seven felony charges for allegedly writing checks with another woman’s checkbook.  Police arrested Hoffman last Monday after an investigation into a string of bogus checks cashed around town.

According to police, seven checks totaling over $600 were written and cashed, mostly for groceries and gas.

Dillingham Man Found Dead in Anchorage

Dec 10, 2013

Derick Kroener of Dillingham was discovered dead at a Chugiak residence Saturday afternoon in Anchorage.  Kroener was 50. 

Anchorage Police were called to the scene, and classified the death as "undetermined or accidental". The state's medical examiner will conduct an autopsy and toxicology report.

Kroener was set to go to trial this month in Dillingham on charges stemming from a 2011 arrest for the possession and intent to distribute heroin. 

DILLINGHAM:  A Dillingham resident who parked his car in a pull out nine miles down Snake Lake Road on Sunday came back to the car later in the day to find all four tires had been intentionally flattened.

Happy holidays, the damage was estimated at $800.  

The state troopers are investigating, and hope someone will come forward with information about the case. Call AST in Dillingham at 842-5641.

DLG Woman Arrested For Selling Pot

Dec 6, 2013

Kora Golia, 31, was arrested Thursday. She's facing a felony charge because of her home's proximity to a school, in this case Head Start at BBNA.

2-Year Old Assaulted in Bethel, Man Arrested

Dec 5, 2013

A Bethel man is in custody for allegedly beating his two-year-old son. 

Police were called to a Bethel home early on a morning last week and found the toddler with visible facial wounds and a broken clavicle that would require medevac to Anchorage.

Police say the child was thrown on the ground and kicked multiple times by Maurice Andrews Sr., 30.  A strong odor of alcohol was noticed on Andrews at the time of his arrest.

Andrews was arraigned on a felony charge of assaulting a child under the age of ten. Bail was set at $5,000.

Togiak Teen Hospitalized After Assault At School

Dec 4, 2013

Jaron Vaughn Wassillie, 18, has been charged with felony assault after punching a 16-year-old boy in the face, causing a concussion and breaking several facial bones.

Two Bristol Bay Men Plead Guilty To Sex Crimes

Nov 19, 2013

Robert Geerhart Jr. of Manokotak and Paul Hobson Jr of Kokhanok have each entered guilty pleas to "attempted" assault or abuse crimes on teenage girls this year.


Daniel A. Gonzales, 22, hired as a VPO on Oct. 12th, is charged with having sex with a 16-year-old girl in his police vehicle on Oct. 21st.

Reports of Child Sex Abuse Down, says DPD

Oct 31, 2013

Despite two arrests last week, the police department says reports of sexual abuse of a minor have fallen each of the last four years.