Crime and Safety

Bruce Ilutsik

The United States Coast Guard recieved a report this morning: The F/V Pacific Knight, a 58-foot seiner and long liner operating as tender in Bristol Bay, capsized near Clark's Point. One person is missing.


Anthony Active, 39, fell from a set net skiff on Monday. His body was found washed onto the beach Tuesday morning.

Rice County Jail

Tanner Savo, 19, was arrested in Minnesota last week on three charges related to the sexual abuse of a minor.


Nancy Larson was reported missing to Dillingham Police on Wednesday. On Thursday afternoon, a group of searchers found her safe in the residence of an acquaintance.

Dan Boyd

Early Tuesday morning, a car hit a bear on Dillingham's Waskey Road near the landfill. 

Three young girls were riding an ATV that rolled over near the Togiak airport. One sustained critical injuries and is being treated in Seattle.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

PenAir agents did not allow Donald Isaacson to board a flight Wednesday because Isaacson was "behaving strangely." An airline employee contacted Dillingham Police when Isaacson allegedly refused to leave the terminal. According to police, Isaacson ran onto the tarmac and was halfway into the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines plane before an officer subdued him. The officer was injured in the process.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 10, Nathan Wassillie climbed 60 feet up the KDLG radio tower. 

Tai Drummond

There's been an uptick in reports of bear and moose around Dillingham. Police advise residents to leave the animals alone.

Police say that the body found floating off Kanakanak Beach last week is 57-year-old Murphy H. Knutsen.

Cheapell D. Jones, 42, allegedly stole a work truck and electronic equipment worth several thousand dollars from BBTC. He faces five felony charges.

Police were unable to identify the body, which will be sent to the State Medical Examiner's office in Anchorage for autopsy and identification.

Alaska State Troopers

Brian V. Clark is charged with the 2015 murder of Ella Olsen. At a Thursday hearing, Judge Herman Walker Jr. approved Dennis Olson Sr. and Emily Olson as third-party custodians for Clark, but he declined to lower Clark’s bail.


A fire last week devastated the home of two Newhalen elders. There were no injuries, but the flames substantially damaged the building and their belongings.

On April 20, Alaska State Troopers say they intercepted Patrick Einhellig, 32, at the Togiak airport, carrying 56 grams of heroin. Einhellig was arrested Friday. He is charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree, which is a felony.