Crime and Safety


Authorities found six grams of heroin they believe Cherilyn Serradell was hiding in a body cavity; Vaughn Clark, 37, allegedly arranged the shipment to Dillingham.

State of Alaska

Another senior official in the administration of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell is stepping down. Last week it was DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan now it’s Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters.

An anonymous tip led WAANT to Cherilyn Serradell, 27, as she arrived from Anchorage. She had black tar heroin in her purse and on her person.


40+ Togiak residents called the DA's office to say they don't want Kevin Harless, 51, back, after over an ounce of pot was seized at his house Monday.

City of Dillingham

The City of Dillingham is hiring a well-known consulting firm to examine how to replace 2 vital pieces of city infrastructure. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Chief Pasquariello was attacked while arresting Crystal Noden, 31, for violating the conditions of her release. Noden's brother Petla was tased.

Peter W. Franklin, 59, was arrested after police saw his white Chevrolet swerving on Lake Road Saturday night. Police say his blood alcohol level was .213.

Police say a 9" gash to the back of the man's head matched up nicely with the shovel he claimed he was hit with.

"I'm sorry, I was drinking..." said Crystal Noden, 31, in court Thursday, after being arraigned on misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure.

Several states have signed onto an amicus brief filed in support of a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association against a federal law that restricts the sale of handguns to young adults between the ages of 18 and 20. The amicus brief was filed by the Attorney General for Alabama. 21 states have co-signed the amicus brief including Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana and Oklahoma. The case in questions is the National Rifle Association of American vs. the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Keli Dumas, 26, was arrested with a package containing black tar heroin and meth. Authorities wonder if the drug problem is getting worse.

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Julian Gutierrez, 33,  was arrested after Bristol Bay Borough Police seized 28 marijuana plants, growing implements at his Naknek home last Thursday.


Travis L. Backford, 24, is under arrest for one of the thefts, DUI and driving without a license. He was apprehended by Knik workers early Monday.

Bristol Bay Borough Police and Anchorage WAANT busted a Naknek man traveling with 4 grams of cocaine, a gun, and brass knuckles.

WAANT Team and VPSOs Seize Liquor in Manokotak

Aug 15, 2013

A man at a construction camp in Manokotak has been charged with importing alcohol into the local option community.  An investigator with the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team along with Manokotak VPSOs served a search warrant Tuesday and seized three 1.75 liter bottles of whiskey and vodka.  49 year old Mark Michaelsen of Anchorage was charged by summons with the importation of alcohol to a local option community.