Crime and Safety

Johnson was busted with two pounds of marijuana Saturday in Anchorage, then arrested for assaulting a family member in Koliganek Monday.

New Prosecutor At The D.A. Office in Dillingham

Jul 30, 2013

Duke Circle, "not exactly as old as dirt", comes to Dillingham with years of experience in law enforcement and living in rural Alaska.

Burkhardt Pleads "No Contest" In Drug Case

Jul 30, 2013

Meri Jeanne Burkhardt, 34, was on the sending end of 9 oxycodone tablets hidden in a box of dead, frozen mice bound for Dillingham in April.

Caleb Brown, 21, is being charged with third degree sexual abuse of a minor for allegedly touching a 15-year old through her clothes while she was sleeping.

Inmate Smashed Jail Window With Trashcan

Jul 26, 2013

Josephine Joann Paul, 21, is being charged with felony criminal mischief for smashing out a window while sobering up in jail Wednesday night.

R&R Whiskey Importers Busted

Jul 26, 2013

WAANT Officials seized seven bottles bound for Togiak, and five more already in Manokotak. Both are dry villages. Massa Nukwak, 41, was arrested.

8-Year Old Boy Survives Hit-and-Run in Togiak

Jul 25, 2013
Vivian Active

"God has spared my son, he is my miracle," said Stanley Bradford's mother, Vivian Active. Bradford remained under the careful eye of doctors Thursday.

New Stuyahok Man Arrested for hitting VPSO

Jul 23, 2013

A New Stuyahok man was arrested Saturday for allegedly hitting the VPSO.  According to state troopers, the VPSO responded after reports of a fight involving 21 year old Bradley Bond. 

Troopers say that as the VPSO investigated, Bond struck the officer.  He was then arrested and taken to the Dillingham jail. Bond faces charges of Assault 4 and disorderly conduct.

The Cook Inlet Fishermen’s Fund is suing the Alaska Department of Fish and Game over the management of the commercial fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet.

No Suspect In Friday Morning Vehicle Theft, Crash

Jul 22, 2013
Ben Matheson, KDLG

Adam Kane of Dillingham says his liability insurance won't cover his vehicle stolen early Friday morning and crashed on Kanakanak Road.

Chignik Lagoon Woman Arrested

Jul 18, 2013

A Chignik Lagoon woman is in custody after allegedly acting recklessly with a rifle.  The Chignik Bay VPSO responded Tuesday to a residence and arrested 50 year old Lee Ann Scoville.  Troopers say she had scared family members with the rifle.  She allegedly then hid the weapon while the VSPO investigated.  Scoville was arrested for 3rd degree assault and tampering with evidence.

A Kokhanok man has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting an underage male family member.  Following his arrest Tuesday, Edwin Zackar is now in custody in Anchorage on 30 thousand dollars bail. 

State troopers first investigated the assaults in 2011.  They say Zackar abused the victim between 2007 and 2009.  Last week, a grand jury in Anchorage indicted Zackar on one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Third Degree. 

The court issued a warrant, and Zackar was arrested Tuesday.

29 Charged for Medicaid Fraud

Jul 12, 2013

The State of Alaska is filing charges against 29 caregivers in Anchorage for Medicaid fraud.  The state says they committed over 350 thousand dollars of fraudulent billing at the cost of taxpayers. The vast majority was allegedly done by personal care attendants at Good Faith Services, an Anchorage based company that provides services like personal care, transportation, and care coordination to those receiving Medicaid funds.

Togiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges

Jul 12, 2013

A Togiak man is in custody after allegedly threatening to kill two family members.  Around 9 p.m. Wednesday night, the Togiak VPSO responded to a house on the report of a possible assault.  There the VPSO arrested 23 year old Norman E. Blue. His family members had fled the residence following the threats and then contacted the VPSO.

Blue is facing two counts of 4th degree assault and is held in the Togiak jail without bail.  Troopers say alcohol was not a factor.

Coolidge, Jr. Released On Time Served After Plea Deal

Jul 9, 2013

Joseph Coolidge, Jr, 46, of Aleknagik pled guilty to a felony "cause fear of injury with a weapon" charge, and misdemeanor weapons misconduct.