Crime and Safety

Justin Sharp

No injuries have been reported and no other buildings were damaged in the blaze. However, internet service has been down in portions of the village since Monday.


Former Naknek Electric Association manager faces federal theft, tax charges

Dec 17, 2018

Donna Vukich used Naknek Electric Association credit cards for more than $500,000 of personal expenses, prosecutors say.

Andy Straley was arrested on November 19 for allegedly attempting to bring 115 grams of methamphetamine into Dillingham. On Tuesday, a grand jury delivered a true bill of indictment for the charge of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Gary Nielsen

A Kokhanok home near Iliamna Lake burned on Saturday. Volunteers fought the flame for five hours.

Law enforcement have been looking for Jaron V. Wassillie, 23,  for allegedly committing two burglaries.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The Bristol Bay Housing Authority found 29 of its units show signs of meth contamination. It can cost roughly $100,000 to clean a badly contaminated unit. 


Trevor Nielsen, 20, allegedly supplied meth and marijuana to a 13-year-old.

Jaron Wassillie, 23, is wanted for allegedly burglarizing a business and the school in Togiak.

Dillingham Police Department

A concerned citizen told police where Einhellig was sleeping, and law enforcement says he was arrested without incident.

Dillingham Police Department

Law enforcement is searching for John Einhellig, 32, after a shooting in Dillingham Thursday night.

Strong earthquake hits Southcentral: here’s what we know

Nov 30, 2018
APM/ Nathanial Herz

UPDATE: The Dillingham Wolverine Volleyball team is in Anchorage for the state championship tournament. The entire team and its coaches are safe and unharmed.

NOAA/ National Weather Service

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage this morning, disrupting power and damaging roads. The tsunami warning that was in effect this morning has been cancelled.


Andy Straley, 50, was arrested at the airport in Anchorage last week with more than 100 grams of methamphetamine in a suitcase.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Dillingham’s only probation officer retired in April. While the Division of Probation and Parole has worked to hire a replacement, the region has operated without an on-site officer for six months.


Donald P. Johnson, 25, allegedly waved a lit blowtorch over the victim's legs and face.