Crime and Safety

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Update: Both pilot, passenger survived, successfully rescue by Coast Guard and transported for medical care Monday night.

Update: U.S. Coast Guard helicopter located downed aircraft and is preparing pilot and passenger for medical transport.

Original: Pilot, passenger believed alive but injured after Van Air chartered flight between Pilot Point, Port Heiden went down Monday afternoon. Passenger been able to communicate by cell phone. US Coast Guard enroute from Kodiak.

KDLG:  A partnership of five Bristol Bay regional organizations announced it is forming a task force to address what it calls the "increasing presence of illicit drugs and drug use."

The Drug and Opioid Task Force will work with health professionals, law enforcement, and local community members and organizations to identify solutions to the ongoing issue.

Jeffrey George, 25, facing felony assault, reckless driving charges after allegedly striking a woman with a metal rod, crashing snow machine into a house, following a day of drinking, says AST.

Man dies in Perryville following ATV accident

Jan 16, 2017

Arnold Kalmakoff, 45, passed away two days after an ATV accident, according to state troopers.

Escapee captured in New Stuyahok

Jan 11, 2017

Updated: state troopers apprehended Devin Andrew, 19, after he had escaped custody in New Stuyahok Wednesday.

Three stranded on trail to Levelock returned safely

Jan 10, 2017

State troopers say Danielle Dobkins, Ivon Washington, and Paul Chukwak spent two unexpected nights out in cold temperatures after a 4-wheeler broke down between Naknek and Levelock.

Man charged in Manokotak stabbing

Jan 9, 2017

Austin Waldron, 22, allegedly stabbed another male following an argument during a night of drinking. Victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.

No injuries, no citations in single vehicle accident Saturday in Dillingham.

Gunman in Bethel neighborhood shooting freed

Jan 6, 2017
KYUK/ Katie Basile

The plea deal agreed upon at Daniel Misner's January 5th sentencing minimizes his time served in prison.

KUCB: Seven people have been charged in a major crackdown on methamphetamine distribution in Unalaska.

Overdue Manokotak man back safe, says AST

Dec 22, 2016

Two teams of snowmachine searchers set out Thursday morning looking for Marcus Wyagon, who was believed to be walking to Dillingham. He was treated for cold exposure at the village clinic.

SB 91's reforms off to shaky start, says retiring judge

Dec 20, 2016
Office of Gov. Bill Walker

Judge Pat Douglass had a front row seat as state's criminal justice reforms, SB 91, rolled out over past few months. She says while she agrees with the underlying philosophy, the mechanics have been lacking.

Dave Cannon

Mark Matter, 62, and his wife Cecilia Matter, 63, of Aniak, perished in a plane crash Friday near Marvel Dome northeast of Bethel.

Search and Rescue for Snake Lake homesteader Tuesday

Dec 14, 2016

Mike Branson, 68, made it to East Creek Lodge after a 12 hour trek from the Snake River. He was hospitalized for cold exposure and other injuries. Authorities notified by use of Personal Locator Beacon.

KDLG: A 51-year-old woman was charged with possession of heroin after a traffic stop Tuesday in Dillingham.

Police say they stopped the vehicle because an officer recognized Annie Sergie in the passenger seat, and that there was bench warrant for her in a case on trial this week. When Sergie was searched prior to arrest, a medicine bottle was found on her person that contained a small amount of what police say she admitted was black tar heroin.

She also had close to $600 cash.

Sergie was charged with fourth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.