Crime and Safety

Dillingham scammer asks for more delay till sentencing

Oct 26, 2017

Floyd Jay Mann, the Puyallup, WA man convicted of scamming some $3 million out of more than a dozen people, many from Dillingham, may not face his sentence as soon as expected.

Clark murder trial pushed back, perhaps till the spring

Oct 25, 2017
KDLG

Defense for Brian V. Clark, 37, expects it may take a few more months to prepare for a jury trial. Clark is accused of murdering Ella Olsen, 55, in Dillingham in Feb. 2017 in a heroin-related robbery gone bad.

Feds seize "pounds" of meth, heroin in Anchorage bust

Oct 25, 2017

Federal authorities announced the seizure of 10 pounds of meth and four kilos of heroin this week in Anchorage.

Under arrest is Cheng Saechao, 28, of Anchorage. He was charged with possession to distribute 1,000 or more grams of heroin and faces a mandatory 10 years to life in jail if convicted.

The meth was found in the mail after it was shipped to Alaska from California, and authorities discovered the heroin at Saechao’s home.

Cell phone game leads to rollover accident on Lake Road

Oct 20, 2017
Avery Lill / KDLG

Driver and two children appeared to be ok after the single vehicle accident Thursday night. Police say driver, a 20 year old woman, had "momentarily helped" children playing a game on their cell phone before driving the truck off the road.

KDLG

The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will provide SAFE funding for a new position that will will develop a community based violence prevention project.

Alaska State Troopers

KYUK, Bethel: It’s been three days since Kyle Stevens disappeared, and search and rescue workers still haven't found him.

Tununak man sentenced to 65 years for murdering son

Oct 19, 2017

KYUK, Bethel: On Tuesday, Tununak resident Edward Moses was sentenced to 65 years in prison for the 2013 murder of his two-year-old son.

courtesy Alaska State Troopers

Update: Dawson Andrew, 18, located and taken into custody by posse of local volunteers.

The conduct of Carl P. Nunn, 30, was "egregious," said his defense attorney Chris Lesch, but the 15 original charges against him – including kidnapping – were "inappropriate."

Manokotak fugitive and sister arrested Friday

Sep 25, 2017
AST

John Etuckmelra, 28, arrested Friday on two outstanding warrants. He eluded arrest during a previous attempt Sept. 3. AST also charged his sister Deanna Etuckmelra with hindering prosecution.

The teenage boy was found in a skiff down by the city dock, slumped over next to an open can of gas troopers believe he was huffing. The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

Gavin Augustus Carlson, 27, and Delta Elizabeth Bailey, 29, have both been charged with misdemeanor drug possession following a bust early on July 29 in Naknek.

Ekwok man awaits trial on Anchorage rape charges

Sep 21, 2017

Fred Tom Hurley, III, 26, is being held in custody on six rape charges against two women. The young man from Ekwok had been out of custody less than two days before the alleged rapes occurred in Anchorage.

Troopers, DPD respond to calls for help as pair of hunters reported being chased at high speeds by another man after a minor accident on Snake Lake Road. Ronnie Johnson, 54, charged with two counts of fear assault.

Knutsen mostly to blame for his own death, says jury

Sep 13, 2017
KDLG

All twelve jurors (it only takes 10 for a verdict in a civil trial) agreed that Fred Knutsen was 90 percent at fault for his Aug. 21, 2012 drowning. Former DPD officer Ramon Golden was 10 percent to blame, said the jury, because of his inflammatory language that did not help de-escalate the situation. Knutsen's two children were awarded $38,000 total, to be paid by the city of Dillingham or its insurance company. However, that amount is subject to paying the plaintiff's attorney, and possibly having to pay 90 percent of the defense legal bill after losing the case.

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