Crime and Safety

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.

Anchorage Woman Caught With Heroin at DLG Airport

Sep 16, 2013

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.

DWI Arrest, Dillingham Man Nearly 3x the Legal Limit

Sep 9, 2013

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.

Dillingham Man Hit With Shovel During Fight

Sep 6, 2013

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.

Dillingham Woman Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Sep 5, 2013

"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.

Two More Vehicles Stolen in Dillingham

Aug 23, 2013

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.

Cocaine Seized Enroute to King Salmon

Aug 23, 2013

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.

Togiak Man Arrested for Assault

Aug 14, 2013

A Togiak man was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly assaulting a woman.  The Togiak VPSO responded to a report from a 23 year woman who said that 21 year old Kevin Clark had attempted to strangle her on Saturday.  The VPSO arrested Clark and brought him to the Dillingham jail on charges of 2nd degree assault.