Crime and Safety

Grocery store burns in Kobuk

Oct 31, 2016

KNOM, Nome: No injuries are reported after three buildings caught fire in the community of Kobuk on Sunday.

Alaska State Troopers were initially notified at 12:51 A.M. Sunday morning, October 30th, that a grocery store in Kobuk was engulfed in flames. Further reports state the fire spread to the store’s storage building as well as to a house located next to the store.

Again, no injuries were reported. Troopers state all three buildings are considered a “total loss.”

Man arrested after elder thrown from porch

Oct 31, 2016

KDLG: A New Stuyahok man was arrested Friday for allegedly throwing an elder off a porch and recklessly driving an ATV around the village drunk. He allegedly came dangerously close to striking a pedestrian while driving the ATV.

The incidents occurred earlier in the month. Norton Konukpeok, 42, was arrested and charged with third and fourth degree assault and reckless endangerment.

NPS Photo / Chuck Lindsay

On the 6th day of search, David McRae and his Pilatus Porter found during a brief window of clearer weather at an altitude of 6500 feet.

All 17 charges against Brianna Brandon, 26, dropped after elderly victim says more than $3000 paid back.

Will need to post $20,000 and find a third party custodian to be released while heroin dealing case is litigated.

Last of three perpetrators of abuse on young victim to be sentenced. "It's interesting that at no time did you express remorse," said Judge Pat Douglass while handing down five year term.

KDLG: Jorden Bishop of Palmer was sentenced Wednesday to a flat two year sentence in a case involving a large amount of heroin he was caught with at the King Salmon Airport in 2015.

Attorney for Floyd Jay Mann, Jr., of Puyallup says his "financial, mental health history, and drug history" will be important to defense, and wants judge to clarify who has access to that information.

Adrian Wagner / KYUK

47 grams of heroin, half a pound of crack cocaine, $64,000 cash, and paraphernalia seized in multi-agency raid on suspected trafficking house. Seven people under arrest. 

DPD

Michael Kohler, 28, is wanted on several warrants. Last seen walking away from Jake’s Place, after allegedly stealing keys, ATM cards, and a cell phone.

Alice Moxie, 26, and Dick Itulmulria, 50, both flown to Dillingham for medical care after accidents caused by drinking and driving, say troopers.

KDLG

Jim Bob Folsom, 30, caught with drugs, guns, and money after probation officer found him using fake penis for scheduled urinalysis.

Sentenced to one year in jail for selling two doses of heroin to police confidential informant in Dillingham in late 2014.

KDLG

A jury of his peers said Ronald Johansen, 23, stole the Dodge truck pictured below last year. He's likely to spend one to three years in jail for the class C felony offense.

Troopers say alcohol and speed were "significant factors" when Ford Expedition driven by 21-year-old Kendall Alvarado rolled and went off the roadway early Sunday.

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