Crime and Safety

Chief Pasquariello on Ella Olsen, N&N, and meth

Nov 11, 2016

This interview originally aired on the November 4 Bristol Bay and Beyond.

Koliganek man escaped custody Saturday

Nov 7, 2016

KDLG: State troopers say a Koliganek man escaped custody over the weekend, and is still on the lam.

25-year-old Collin Nicoli was allegedly not with his third party custodian on Saturday, and was arrested by the Village Public Safety Officer. The VPSO says at some point Nicoli escaped the holding cell in the public safety office and fled the area, and so far has not been found.

Anyone with information about Nicoli’s whereabouts is asked to call state troopers or the Koliganek VPSO.

Suspect sought in gun theft case

Nov 4, 2016
DPD

Reece Johnson, 21, wanted in connection with theft of over a dozen guns in October. Donald Johnson, 23, Craig Schlosser, 24, and two juveniles already arrested or charged, and most guns recovered.

KDLG

Naknek Electric says Donna Vukich has not agreed to the amount an audit says she misspent between 2010 and 2013. Vukich, the longtime manager, has already paid back $405,000 since her retirement in March.

Chytlook pleads in stabbing case

Nov 3, 2016

Stabbed wife 27 times last Februrary in Aleknagik. Sentenced to three years to serve, seven suspended, with three years probation following agreement with prosecutor.

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.

Check forging case dismissed after restitution paid

Oct 31, 2016

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

Wegner bail request denied

Oct 31, 2016

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.

King Salmon heroin case ends with two year sentence

Oct 25, 2016

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.

Bail review scheduled Wednesday in alleged scammer case

Oct 25, 2016

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.

Huge bust at Bethel drug house Thursday

Oct 21, 2016
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. 

Police looking for suspected thief

Oct 17, 2016
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.

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