Crime and Safety

DILLINGHAM:  Vaughn Clark, 37, was arrested Wednesday in Anchorage. He was pulled over by Anchorage police on a traffic violation, and was arrested pursuant to a warrant issued a week earlier.

Clark is alleged to be behind the shipment of 6 grams of black tar heroin to Dillingham earlier in September. Clark was aware of the warrant issued for his arrest but had refused to turn himself in, though he has stated he had nothing to do with the heroin trafficking.

A facebook posting by Patty Luckhurst led people to a court hearing last week in drug case, and started a conversation around town. She continued that conversation this week with KDLG News.

Following a ten month investigation, Anchorage WAANT says Martin is on the hook for 30.8 grams of meth and 39.3 grams of cocaine shipped to Naknek.

An effort is underway to allow Village Public Safety Officers in Alaska to carry guns. VPSO’s are currently precluded from being armed but the shooting death of a VPSO officer in the Bristol Bay region earlier this year has resulted in an effort to change the rules. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Unalaska: Five Arrested in Undercover Drug Sting

Sep 26, 2013

Five people are facing felony drug charges after being arrested Tuesday in Unalaska. KUCB's Ben Matheson has more...

Twyla Gloko, 26, was arrested Monday after boarding a flight to Manokotak with a large amount of alcohol in her bags, authorities say.


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.