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A 53-year-old Missouri man was sentenced in federal court Friday, after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion and admitted to engaging in a multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud customers, including the Village of Igiugig.

Washington man indicted in Naknek hit-and-run incident

Aug 3, 2021

A Washington resident indicted by grand jury in Anchorage following July 21 hit-and-run of two pedestrians in Naknek. 


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Dillingham Police Department Chief Dan Pasquirello provided an update at Thursday’s city council meeting on the February shooting incident.


Naknek resident Christopher Gong faces one count of second degree felony assault after allegedly attacking a woman with a hatchet, according to a news release from the Bristol Bay Borough Police Department.

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The incident was reported by a person who witnessed the theft taking place and called the police on Tuesday. Police say Roehl hid an ATV near the boat yard, and the witness took his keys and backpack from it to prevent him from fleeing.

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Devin Andrew, 23, and Jamie Acovak, 31, died Thursday morning in the village, according to state troopers in Dillingham. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is taking over the case.

Troopers received a call reporting the death of a five-year-old child in the village on April 16.

On April 5 and 6, structure fires in the two communities resulted in two deaths, as well as the total loss of the buildings. No foul play is suspected at this time, troopers and police report.

Sean Whitley, 37, died early Sunday morning after being hit in the head, troopers say. High winds and blowing snow on Saturday prevented a medevac flight from reaching the community.

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After months of discussion surrounding public safety in Aleknagik following a break in, the city council held a meeting at the end of the year about residents' concerns.


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Sightings of a bear roaming on the outskirts of Naknek serve as a reminder to practice bear safety year-round – even in winter.

Tristen Coopchiak's pre-indictment hearing is scheduled for Nov. 8, 2019, in Dillingham.

Twenty-five year-old Theodore Borbridge was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday for an alleged shooting at the Igushik beach.

Bear attacks man in Naknek, according to ADF&G

Jun 11, 2019

The man told state wildlife troopers that he was sleeping in his car with the door open when a bear pulled him from the vehicle. He sustained injuries to his lower leg and was transported to Anchorage for treatment.


The child was transported to Anchorage for medical care and is reported to be in stable condition.