Crime and Safety

Governor Parnell Signs Crime Bill

Jun 13, 2013

Governor Parnell signed a bill Tuesday intended to combat the state’s epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault. It toughens penalties for sex trafficking crimes and allows for stronger sentencing. The law requires that perpetrators serve consecutive sentences in cases with two or more crimes involving child pornography. It outlaws the early “good time” release from prison for those convicted of class A felonies.

KDLG

Authorities want to stress during the summer season that importing any amount of alcohol to a dry village is a crime.

Says State made some mistakes that may have led to Active spending less time in prison than the law required.

Travis Schiaffo surrendered his license after admitting to smoking pot on a Caribbean vacation in 2011.

Alaska Department of Public Safety

3 members of the Alaska Legislature are calling for the Alaska Attorney General to investigate the circumstances behind the release of Jerry Andrew Active from jail just hours before he allegedly committed a double homicide and sexual assault in Anchorage.

Larry Phares, KDLG

Surveillance video captured Brendon E. Ramey, 21, as he broke into the Dillingham restaurant and swiped $380 from the register last Wednesday.

Active, 24, of Togiak, has been arrested and arraigned for the grisly murder of an elderly couple and sexual assault of a 2 year girl in Anchorage.

Travis Schiaffo surrendered his license to serve as a law enforcement officer in Alaska amidst unspecified allegations of misconduct.

Brenda Nowatak, 24, has been indicted for her role in causing the death of Trefim Wassillie, Jr, 25, last September near Kokhanok.

Nearly 50 fishermen were cited for illegal salmon fishing last June. Half of them pled not guilty and have been fighting it in court ever since. KYUK's Angela Denning-Barnes has more...

On Monday, Matthew Gust, 32, pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault of a female in Dillingham last summer. He was sentenced to three years in jail.

Dave Bendinger

There has been some movement in the effort to move the Dillingham Animal Shelter from its current location to the National Guard Armory building at the Dillingham Harbor. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

The City and Police Dept. are considering sending another officer to K9 school in order to get the 3-year old Dutch Shepherd Lutri back to work.

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Authorities seized $900 worth of oxycodone pills smugglers had attempted to send to Dillingham inside a box of dead, frozen mice. 

Guns for Village Public Safety Officers Proposed

Apr 8, 2013
Alaska State Troopers

15 members of the Alaska House have added their names as co-sponsors on legislation filed last week to allow Village Public Safety Officers in Alaska to carry guns. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

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