Crime and Safety

A 36 year old Manokotak man is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl.  At 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, troopers received a report that Robert Geerhart Junior had become highly intoxicated after drinking R&R whisky. 

Around 3 or 4 a.m. he allegedly left his house and went to a tent in the yard where 7 girls, including his 5 daughters, were camping.  Troopers say he began having sex with the victim, one of his daughters’ friends.

Governor Parnell Signs Crime Bill

Jun 13, 2013

Governor Parnell signed a bill Tuesday intended to combat the state’s epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault. It toughens penalties for sex trafficking crimes and allows for stronger sentencing. The law requires that perpetrators serve consecutive sentences in cases with two or more crimes involving child pornography. It outlaws the early “good time” release from prison for those convicted of class A felonies.

WAANT Bust a Reminder for Bristol Bay Travelers

Jun 12, 2013

Authorities want to stress during the summer season that importing any amount of alcohol to a dry village is a crime.

Says State made some mistakes that may have led to Active spending less time in prison than the law required.

Travis Schiaffo surrendered his license after admitting to smoking pot on a Caribbean vacation in 2011.

Alaska Department of Public Safety

3 members of the Alaska Legislature are calling for the Alaska Attorney General to investigate the circumstances behind the release of Jerry Andrew Active from jail just hours before he allegedly committed a double homicide and sexual assault in Anchorage.

Bristol Eagle Robbed; Ramey In Jail After Guilty Plea

May 29, 2013
Larry Phares, KDLG

Surveillance video captured Brendon E. Ramey, 21, as he broke into the Dillingham restaurant and swiped $380 from the register last Wednesday.

Active, 24, of Togiak, has been arrested and arraigned for the grisly murder of an elderly couple and sexual assault of a 2 year girl in Anchorage.

Former DPD Sergeant Surrenders Police License

May 23, 2013

Travis Schiaffo surrendered his license to serve as a law enforcement officer in Alaska amidst unspecified allegations of misconduct.

Nowatak Indicted For Murder

May 23, 2013

Brenda Nowatak, 24, has been indicted for her role in causing the death of Trefim Wassillie, Jr, 25, last September near Kokhanok.

Nearly 50 fishermen were cited for illegal salmon fishing last June. Half of them pled not guilty and have been fighting it in court ever since. KYUK's Angela Denning-Barnes has more...

Gust Pleads Guilty to Attempted Sexual Assault

May 14, 2013

On Monday, Matthew Gust, 32, pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault of a female in Dillingham last summer. He was sentenced to three years in jail.

Dave Bendinger

There has been some movement in the effort to move the Dillingham Animal Shelter from its current location to the National Guard Armory building at the Dillingham Harbor. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Without Handler, DPD's Lutri On the Sidelines

Apr 17, 2013

The City and Police Dept. are considering sending another officer to K9 school in order to get the 3-year old Dutch Shepherd Lutri back to work.

Rats! Oxycodone Pills Seized at Anchorage Airport

Apr 16, 2013

Authorities seized $900 worth of oxycodone pills smugglers had attempted to send to Dillingham inside a box of dead, frozen mice.