Crime and Safety

DILLINGHAM:  The Togiak VPSO arrested Justin Forbes, 24, after he allegedly assaulted two females in Togiak Monday night. One of the females is pregnant.

Forbes had left the scene, but the VPSO found him at a nearby residence. Forbes was reportedly under the influence of alcohol, in violation of the conditions of his probation from an earlier felony assault conviction.

He was arrested and transported to Dillingham for arraignment on two counts of fourth degree assault.

South Naknek Man Arrested for Peeping in Windows

Oct 14, 2013

Benny Kevin Angasan, 20, was charged with two counts of first degree stalking after a woman caught him peeping in windows last Friday morning.

Andrew, Nelson Charged in Last Week's Burglaries

Oct 11, 2013

Police say the two young men helped cash in coins stolen from Teddy's Convenience Store and Stelling's Automotive last Thursday.

Hippenhammer, 47, Convicted of DV Assault

Oct 10, 2013

A jury of six handed down the verdict Wednesday in Dillingham.

An effort is underway to overturn the 2011 decision by the Local Boundary Commission that allowed the city of Dillingham to bring the Nushagak Commercial Fishing District into the city limits. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Brendon Ramey Arraigned on 7 Charges Friday

Oct 4, 2013

22-year old Ramey is accused of breaking into Stelling's, Teddy's, and stealing a truck Thursday. He is being held on $15k bail.

DILLINGHAM:  Last week, a jury of twelve in Dillingham acquitted 39-year old Charles Akelkok of Ekwok on assault charges in a domestic violence case. The charges date to an incident on January 16th this year, in New Stuyahok. The state's prosecutor was unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the crime had occurred, and the case was closed.

However, Akelkok will still spend 24 months in prison for violating the conditions of his parole on the night in question.

Dillingham police have recovered much of what was stolen, and Ramey may face up to seven charges related to the overnight crimes.

45 Days in Jail For Meri Burkhardt

Oct 3, 2013

Meri Jeanne Burkhardt, 34, was sentenced Thursday for her role in sending oxycodone tablets to Dillingham last April.

2 Arrested for Importing Whiskey to Togiak

Oct 3, 2013

Mike Etuckmelra Jr., 44, and Benita Nanalook, 26, are in custody. 30 bottles of whiskey were seized at Nanalook's Togiak home Wednesday.

Josh Savo Guilty in Domestic Violence Assault Case

Oct 2, 2013

Savo was convicted of assault in the fourth degree and interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, and will spend four months in jail.

Tells Bristol Bay Borough police that his use of meth and cocaine is to blame for his actions.

Togiak Man Charged with Felony Importation of Alcohol

Sep 30, 2013

DILLINGHAM:   Ross Greenley, 27, of Togiak, was arrested Saturday at the Dillingham Airport and has been charged with felony importation. 

Authorities say Greenley was preparing to board a flight back to Togiak, and in boxes he was transporting were 12 bottles of R&R whiskey, and three bottles of Burnett’s vodka, all of which was presumably for sale in the dry village.

In total there were 11.25 liters of alcohol in Greenley’s luggage for the flight; after 10.5 liters state statute requires the importation be charged as a felony.

A jury did not agree with the state's charge that Charles Akelkok, 39, had slapped and strangled his girlfriend on January 16th in New Stuyahok.

Vaughn Clark Arrested in Anchorage

Sep 27, 2013

DILLINGHAM:  Vaughn Clark, 37, was arrested Wednesday in Anchorage. He was pulled over by Anchorage police on a traffic violation, and was arrested pursuant to a warrant issued a week earlier.

Clark is alleged to be behind the shipment of 6 grams of black tar heroin to Dillingham earlier in September. Clark was aware of the warrant issued for his arrest but had refused to turn himself in, though he has stated he had nothing to do with the heroin trafficking.