Crime and Safety

Authorities investigate shooting death in Ivanof Bay

Jul 20, 2016

A convoluted murder investigation is underway in the remote Alaska Peninsula village of Ivanof Bay. 

Dillingham Police Dept.

An intoxicated Fred T. Hurley III, 24, alleged to have broken into VPSO building, forced entry into a home, exposed himself to a woman, kicked and punched troopers, and tried to kick the door of the plane open enroute back to Dillingham. 

Justin Braswell, 22, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound late Tuesday.

Pat Douglass, Dillingham's second ever Superior Court judge, is going to retire after the first of the year. Alaska's Judicial Council will seek candidates to take her place.

Kathryn Bronn

In the absence of a local government, it's taken years of fundraising, grant-writing, and dedicated volunteers to launch a fire department in Port Alsworth. 

Spencer Vaughn Brewer, 20, of Seattle was killed after he was crushed between two barges. He was in the water after trying to help unfoul a buoy mooring, witnesses tell police.

Alaska State Troopers

Three plus pilot onboard were not injured when Cessna 185 overturned after fouled landing Wednesday afternoon.

Joseph Baleras, 36, has not been seen since he parked his truck at mile 44 on the Nome Highway to hike and mountain run this weekend.

Napakiak man was drunk, dragging a passenger around who was hanging on to the stern of a leaking boat.

Nuisance bear damages septic pipes, digs in lawns

Jun 27, 2016
Cate Gomez / KDLG

It’s not uncommon for bears to get into garbage or smoke shacks around Dillingham, but this weekend in Neqleq subdivision a bear took a surprising interest in something else.

KDLG: An exhaustive residency investigation by state wildlife trooper Travis Lons in King Salmon has led to seven misdemeanor charges against set netter Kevin Cossairt, 48. The charges include unsworn falsification and making known false statements.

The state alleges that Cossairt has been a full time resident of Bonner Ferry, Idaho since around 2011, working full time for the city there.

Spencer Tordoff / KDLG

One bear ripped part of the siding and insulation from a cabin on Kanakanak Road, startling the sleeping 18 year old girl inside.

Jason Corey Vincent Alto, 20, allegedly caught with the meth while traveling to Whittier aboard the M/V Kennicott at the end of May.

LoriDee Wilson's family has not heard from her since she was reported missing in late March from the Rainforest Recovery Center. 

KDLG: State troopers say they arrested 25-year-old Cody Trefon from Nondalton Wednesday after a 10 month investigation in alleged sexual abuse of a minor.

According to troopers, last August a child being interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center in Dillingham regarding a separate incident said she had been sexually assaulted by Trefon when she was 11 or 12 years old.

Troopers say Trefon was not charged and arrested until their “lengthy” investigation was complete. He was remanded to custody at the Bristol Bay Borough jail.