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Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Early Wednesday morning, Bethel police arrested an intoxicated man who allegedly threatened to shoot a community service patrol officer.

Bethel police say the CSP responded to a report of an intoxicated, passed out person, outside a motel. The officer met Martin Ashepak, age 60 of Bethel, who, according to police, had a loaded handgun in his possession and threatened to shoot the officer.
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CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this story KYUK reported that Bethel Winter House was holding a meeting Friday. That meeting is actually tonight (12/11).

Officials from Bethel Winter House plan a meeting tonight to discuss what went wrong earlier this week resulting in the shelter closing and how it can reopen.
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The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

According to the Alaska State Troopers, the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team in Bethel arrested an individual on Friday last week on importation charges.
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troopers, alaska state troopersThe Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team and Village Police officers arrested a man they say was attempting to bring 18 bottles of alcohol into Nunapitchuk. Last Thursday, VPO’s in Nunapitchuk met 23-year-old Mishael Angaiak at the airport after his flight from Bethel touched down.

They found 18 bottles of liquor in his bag. They arrested him for violating probation and planned to file charges for alcohol importation.
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Julien Jacobs talks with early arrivals at a meeting about how to get rid of drug dealers and bootleggers in Bethel at the ONC Multipurpose Building on Friday, September 26th.

Julien Jacobs talks with early arrivals at a meeting about how to get rid of drug dealers and bootleggers in Bethel at the ONC Multipurpose Building on Friday, September 26th.

About two-dozen Bethel residents gathered at the ONC Multipurpose Building, also known as the Old Bowling Alley, Friday evening to discuss how to get rid of illegal drug dealers and bootleggers.

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Krissy Medina with baby Faith.

A Bethel woman who had a baby while in a coma, then passed away was laid to rest over the weekend. Jessie Ayagalria was clinically brain dead for most of her pregnancy. Her baby, Faith, was born on July 8th and is now being raised by family in Bethel.

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VFW Club and Bingo Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

VFW Club and Bingo Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

The Alaska Alcohol Beverage Control Board says two Bethel establishments have been illegally allowing patrons to bring in and consume their own alcohol, operating as what’s known as “bottle clubs.” But two conflicting statutes in the state alcohol law put certain clubs in a gray area.

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