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Man sentenced to 115 Years

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, Bethel Superior Court Judge Nathaniel Peters sentenced Samuel Atchak to 115 years for the murder and attempted sexual assault of a 19-year-old Chevak woman. Atchak previously pled guilty to murder […]

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DUI incident

Alaska State Troopers received multiple REDDI reports 0n 6-9-22 at approximately 2153 hours regarding a brown, 2015, Ford Explored which had nearly caused several head on collisions, near mil 120 of the Tok Cutoff. AST […]

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Man arrested

The Alaska State Troopers were notified on June 10, 2022, at 2:10 am, that 26-year-old Atmautluak resident Emmitt Paul provided alcohol to a toddler who was then brought to the village clinic. Paul then proceeded […]

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Washington man arrested for enticing Bethel child

Investigators of the Alaska State Troopers working in conjunction with investigators from Homeland Security Investigations and the Spokane Police Department arrested 40-year-old Spokane, Washington resident Brian Kevin Powell on May 19, 2022. Mr. Powell was […]

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Homicide Investigation

The Alaska State Troopers received a report that an adult male had been stabbed in Scammon Bay on April 7, 2022, at around 2:00 pm. The wounded man, 35-year-old Scammon Bay resident Cedric Yunak died […]

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Bethel taxi cabs hit by juveniles

Taxi cabs are an essential form of transportation in the hub community of Bethel. On Sunday, 3/28/2022 at approximately 8:00pm Bethel Police Communications received a report of damage to three separate taxi windows from thrown […]

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Man arrested in Kotlik

It was reported to AST that Calson Aparezuk, age 34 of Kotlik, entered the Kotlik school by an unknown method and was armed with a rifle on February 17, 2022, at 0007 hours. Two adult […]

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Man victim of homicide

Bethel Police Communications received a report of a possible homicide inside a residence in the 400 block of Owl Street on 02/07/2022 at approximately 0530 hours. Police officers and fire medics responded to the scene. […]

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Fugitive mortality in Aniak

A US Marshals Fugitive Task Force was in Aniak at the request of the Alaska State Troopers to effect a high-risk arrest warrant for 34-year-old Aniak resident Andrew John on February 4, 2022, at approximately […]

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Man victim of homicide

Bethel Police Communications received a report of a possible homicide inside a residence in the 400 block of Owl Street on 02/07/2022 at approximately 0530 hours. Police officers and fire medics responded to the scene. […]

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Bethel man arrested for bank robbery

Bethel Police Communications received a report of a bank robbery on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at approximately 11:00am from the AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union within the Alaska Commercial grocery store at 135 Ridgecrest. Officers responded […]

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Arrest made in Akiachak

The Alaska State Troopers received a report on October 16, 2021, at approximately 1500 hours, that a teacher in Akiachak had sexually abused a juvenile. Troopers responded to Akiachak and investigated the allegations. Upon further […]

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Man arrested

The Alaska State Troopers report that they were requested to conduct a welfare check on an adult female in Aniak on September 1, 2021, at approximately 1027 hours. Based on a preliminary investigation, Troopers determined […]

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Bethel man arrested for cutting 2 victims

Bethel Police Communications received a report of possibly multiple people with cutting injuries in the 100 block of Housing on 08/27/2021 at approximately 0315 hours. Police officers and fire medics responded to the scene and […]

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BETHEL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Press ReleaseOn 07/05/2021 at approximately 0320 hours, the Bethel Police Communications received a report of a man with a gunshot wound in the 200 block of Ptarmigan. Police officers and fire medics responded to the […]

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Illegal drugs found hidden internally

Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan, along with the Ketchikan Police Department, Ketchikan Airport Police, and Juneau DEA conducted a joint operation to disrupt the flow of illicit narcotics into Southeast, Alaska on February 5, 2021. […]

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Illegal drugs found hidden internally

Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan, along with the Ketchikan Police Department, Ketchikan Airport Police, and Juneau DEA conducted a joint operation to disrupt the flow of illicit narcotics into Southeast, Alaska on February 5, 2021. […]

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Illegal feeding of big game animal

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report that an individual had posted Facebook live videos of herself feeding carrots to a moose that she was also touching and petting on 1-30-2021. Angel Bunch, age 43 […]

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Drugs seized in Interior city

A Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit Fairbanks Area Narcotics Team (FANT) operation seized over $95,000 worth of illegal drugs from the streets of Interior, Alaska, this week. On January 25, 2021, Troopers, Officers, and Agents assigned […]

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Trailhead thieves arrested

I n early January 2021 Alaska State Troopers with Palmer’s Criminal Suppression Unit began a full-scale investigation into the massive amount of thefts occurring at the Mat-Su Valley trailheads. On 1/29/2021 at approximately 1750 hours, […]

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AST seeks help in homicide case

The Alaska State Troopers were notified of a body located along the Parks Highway north of Willow on 1/9/2021 at approximately 1330 hours. The remains appeared to be that of an adult female. The death […]

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Man arrested for kidnapping

Troopers received a report of a juvenile possibly being kidnapped and released by Stanley Vaska, age 59 of Russian Mission on 10/24/2020 at 2142 hours. Troopers were unable to respond to Russian Mission by aircraft […]

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Eight arrested in Nome drug bust

In January through October 2020, the Nome Office of the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit’s (SDEU) Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT) lead a large-scale investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin and methamphetamine […]

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Man arrested

Alaska State Troopers in Bethel responded to an incident involving a DV Assault on 10/11/2020 at approximately 2111 hours. Jayden Andrew, 23 years old of Tuluksak, was arrested on Assault I, Assault II, Burglary I, […]

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School burglarized

Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary on 10/9/2020 at approximately 1551. Investigation revealed that the Crooked Creek School was broken into. This case is being closed at this time due to the […]

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Man arrested

Alaska State Troopers in Bethel responded to an incident involving a DV Assault on 10/11/2020 at approximately 2111 hours. Jayden Andrew, 23 years old of Tuluksak, was arrested on Assault I, Assault II, Burglary I, […]

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Teen indicted for murder

A grand jury of the Superior Court for the State of Alaska Fourth Judicial District at Bethel on June 30, 2020, has indicted Jordan T. Mark, age 18, of Quinhagak for first degree murder, first […]

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Troopers Respond to Apparent Domestic Violent Deaths in Rural Alaska DPS Committed to Partnering with Alaskans to Stop the Violence

July 1, 2020, Anchorage – In less than 10 days, five people were killed in Western Alaska. The first was Lawrence Paul; he was killed in Grayling on June 22, 2020. Two women, Rhoda Adams […]

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Bootlegger/drug dealer arrested

The Bethel office of the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT) on 06/01/2020, received information from a citizen source that Samuel Davis (age 31) of Elim had traveled to Anchorage and purchased large amounts […]

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Men arrested

Village Police Officers in Stebbins on 5/30/2020 at approximately 1904 hours, contacted the Alaska State Troopers to report that Richard Hunt, age 32 of Stebbins, Michael Raymond, age 23 of Stebbins, and Paul Pete, age […]

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Man arrested for homicide

A man from Stony River was arrested regarding an incident involving the death of another man last month. Jason Bobby, 41, of Stony River, was arrested in Stony River following an arrest warrant with a […]

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Assault arrest

Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Domestic Violence assault in the village of Tuluksak on 11/15/2019 at approximately 1603 hours. Investigation revealed that Melissa Mike, age 29 of Tuluksak, assaulted a family member […]

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K9 assists in apprehending thief

The Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI Report of a vehicle driving erratically and ultimately crashing into the ditch in the area of Chena Pump on November 6, 2019 at approximately 12:21pm. The driver was […]

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Man arrested in fatal shooting incident

Alaska State Troopers were notified of a shooting incident involving two brothers in the community of Scammon Bay on 10/20/2019 at about 2000 hours. Weather prevented immediate response from Troopers and medivac aircraft. Troopers have […]

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Man arrested for smuggling

Investigators with the Alaska State Troopers’ Anchorage Airport Interdiction Team (AAIT) contacted Quincy Iyatunguk, age 28, of Nome at the Anchorage International Airport prior to boarding a flight to Nome on 10/29/2019, at approximately 1530 […]

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Waterfowl Hunting Violations

Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Cold Bay cited three men for waterfowl hunting violations on 10/15/19. Washington resident John Davies, age 50, was cited for taking an Emporer goose without a drawing permit and failing to […]

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Terroristic threatening

Alaska State Troopers received a report from the village of Nunapitchuk on 10/19/2019 at approximately 1230 hours of a Juvenile who brought an airsoft pistol to the school. AST shortly responded and investigation revealed that […]

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Stolen cash recovered

Aniak based Alaska State Troopers arrested Bradley Kruger (19 yoa of Fairbanks) on 10/20/2019 the for a $10,000 FTA felony warrant and after an investigation revealed he stole an iPad and about $2,800 dollars from […]

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Drug overdose death in Sand Point

Sand Point Police and EMS have responded to two overdose calls in the past two days, one resulting in the death of 26-year-old Raylene Kochuten of King Cove. INCIDENT 1 On 08/31/20 19 Sand Point […]

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Contraband seized

Spring Creek Correctional Center staff contacted the Alaska State Troopers to report finding and intercepting illegal narcotics received in the mail addressed to an inmate on September 25, 2019 at approximately 0845 hours. Suspects have […]

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Stolen homemade smoker recovered

Alaska State Troopers received a report of a suspected theft of property from a recreational cabin in Willow on 8/12/2019 at approximately 1642 hours. Interview with the complainant revealed he saw a post on Facebook […]

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Middle school student charged

Alaska State Troopers responded to Teeland Middle School for the report of found marijuana on 09/13/2019 at 1200 hours. Investigation revealed a student had brought a small amount of marijuana into the school. The student […]

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K9 officer sniffs out drugs

The Soldotna AST K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on a white 1996 Ford F250 on the Kenai Spur Highway at N. Miller Loop after observing the driver and passenger not wearing seatbelts   on […]

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Man arrested

Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault in the village of Napaskiak on 8/31/2019 at approximately 2254 hours. Investigation revealed that Alexie Evan, 25 years of age of Napaksiak, used a four-wheeler as […]

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K9 assists in drug bust arrest

The Alaska State Troopers’ Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit in Ketchikan with the assistance of K-9 Misty, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Ketchikan Police Department arrested Christian Mathers (age 21 of Ketchikan) for […]

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Assault at YKCC

Alaska State Troopers responded to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Corrections Center for a report of an inmate v. inmate assault on 8/23/2019 at about 1100 hours. Investigation revealed that a 36 year old male inmate had committed […]

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Kidnapped dog returned safely

The Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak investigated the report of a residential burglary on Sean Circle on 8/20/2019, at 1418 hours. Subsequent investigation revealed that Skyler Waite, 26 years old of Kodiak, had entered the […]

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Escapee apprehended

A report was made to AST that Brandon Agathluk (age 27) of Emmonak had escaped from the Emmonak Police Dept on 8/21/19 at about 0255 hours. Agathluk had been arrested earlier in the evening on 2 […]

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Illegal importation halted

A local commercial airline in Nome contacted Nome AST to report bottles of alcohol were found in a passenger’s baggage checked for Shaktoolik on 8/8/19 at about 0900 hours. Contact was made with a 54 year […]

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Man injured in assault

Alaska State Troopers in St. Mary’s was notified of a disturbance in St. Mary’s on 7/26/19 at 1547 hours. AST investigation revealed Allen Andrews, age 37 of St. Mary’s, had cut a 28 years of […]

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Man arrested

Hooper Bay Village Police contacted Alaska State Troopers to report Marcus Seton (age 20 of Hooper Bay) was highly intoxicated and running around the village pointing guns at people on 7/2/19 at about 1900 hours. […]

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Juveniles cause fire

Alaska State Troopers received a report of fire in Alakanuk on 6-25-19. Emmonak AST responded and learned that several juveniles broke into an abandoned residence belonging to the Assembly of God Church. One of the […]

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Man arrested

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Matthew Pilotte (44) of Ketchikan for wasting sport caught fish when he was observed throwing a whole rockfish to an eagle while trolling the waters near Ketchikan on 6-29-2019. This […]

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Man arrested

Alaska State Troopers received a report from Nunapitchuk of an intoxicated man shooting at and threatening to kill household members on 6/16/2019 at about 0830 hours. Troopers from Bethel responded by state aircraft to Nunapitchuk, […]

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Cell phone theft

Alaska State Troopers responded to an address in Sutton for the report of a stolen cell phone on 6/9/2019, at approximately 2028 hours. Investigation revealed an unknown female was hitchhiking from Palmer to Eureka and […]

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Man arrested

Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received a report of assault from the village of Akiachak on 6/6/2019 at about 0902 hours. Tribal Police Officers (TPOs) reported Matthew Pasitnak threatened them with an axe. Investigation revealed […]

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Burglar identified, arrested

Alaska State Troopers were notified of a burglary at the city building in Napakiak on 11/12/2018. The suspect had used a crow bar to break into the building and steal a safe that was bolted […]

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Church vandalized

AST responded to a church near mile 2 of Big Lake Road in Big Lake for the report of a burglary on 06/07/19 at 1850 hours. Investigation revealed a window was broken on the church […]

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Driver arrested

An Alaska State Trooper conducted a traffic stop of a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander for erratic driving on Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy in Bethel on 4/13/2019 at approximately 1050 hours. The vehicle was swerving onto the […]

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DUI on Kuskokwim

Alaska State Troopers received a call from a concerned citizen of the village of Napaskiak on 2/23/2019 at about 1625 hours. It was reported a Toyota Tundra truck was stuck in the overflow on the […]

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Tuluksak teacher arrested

The Alaska State Troopers Bethel Violent Offender’s Unit (VOU) arrested John Paul Donald Douglas, 37 years old of Tuluksak, for an outstanding $50,000 + CATP arrest warrant stemming from an investigation coordinated by the Alaska […]

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Assault with uluaq

State Troopers in Togiak received a report of an assault which had occurred at a residence in Togiak On 06/16/17 approximately 1756 hrs. Investigation revealed that Cynthia Williams, age 22, of Togiak had physically assaulted […]

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Inmates assaulted

Alaska State Troopers in Seward were notified of an assault that occurred at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward on 6-8-17 at 1433 hours. It was reported that two male inmates were assaulted by six […]

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Death investigated in Pilot Station

A man in Pilot Station is deceased after being shot, said the Alaska State Troopers. On 4/13/17 at about 0029 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a fatal shooting in Pilot Station. A Village […]