Bethel Police Department

The aftermath of the Alcohol Treatment Center fire. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

The aftermath of the Alcohol Treatment Center fire. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Officials have reopened the investigation into the alcohol treatment center in fire in late 2014. The fire destroyed the new PATC alcohol treatment center, which was under construction.
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Bethel Family Clinic with Bethel Police vehicle parked outside. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Bethel Family Clinic with Bethel police vehicle parked outside. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

The Bethel Family Clinic is cleaning up after a recent break-in.

Among the items stolen are about $300 in cash, syringes, and narcotics with a street value around $24,000, according to Latesia Guinn, executive director of the clinic. Read more →

Bethel PoliceIn a little over a year, the Bethel Police Department has had two high profile cases of police misconduct–one involving police brutality and the other an attempted rape.

The department is still working to improve its hiring practices, and its unclear if either of these men still have their police certification.

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Aaron Fedolfi in Anchorage Jail Court. (Photo courtesy of KTVA 11 News)

Aaron Fedolfi in Anchorage Jail Court. (Photo courtesy of KTVA 11 News)

Authorities have arrested Aaron Fedolfi, the former Bethel Police Officer who was on the run.

Officials arrested Fedolfi Tuesday evening in Anchorage. He was arraigned at the city’s courthouse Wednesday afternoon.

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Photo of Aaron Fedolfi in his police uniform standing next to a Bethel Police Department vehicle. Photo from Fedolfi's Facebook.

Aaron Fedolfi is charged with sexual assault while on duty. Photo courtesy/Facebook.

Authorities are still searching for former Bethel Police Officer Aaron Fedolfi, who is on the run after being charged with third degree attempted sexual assault and third degree official misconduct.

The Fugitive Task Force has joined the search as well.  Read more →

Photo of Aaron Fedolfi. Courtesy of Facebook.

Photo of Aaron Fedolfi. Courtesy of Facebook.

A former Bethel Police officer has been charged with attempted sexual assault, according to press release from the Attorney General’s office Thursday.

The Office of Special Prosecutions is charging former Police Officer Aaron Fedolfi, 23, with one count of third degree attempted sexual assault by a police officer and one count of third degree official misconduct.
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The former entrance of Ayaprun Elitnaurviat Yup’ik immersion school Wednesday morning. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

The former entrance of Ayaprun Elitnaurviat Yup’ik immersion school Wednesday morning. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Updated 5:00 p.m.

Fire marshals are on the scene in Bethel investigating the Kilbuck campus fire. They are photographing the site, talking with the fire department, and interviewing witnesses, trying to assess the damage and cause of the destruction.

“We’re not ruling out anything at this point. But we don’t have anything to offer as far as what caused the fire. So everything you’ve heard so far is rumor and/or speculation,” said Bill Howell, chief of Bethel’s fire department. Read more →

Search and rescue along with police at a spot around the creek near Tundra Ridge. Photo by Dean Swope

Search and rescue along with police at a spot around the creek near Tundra Ridge. Photo by Dean Swope

The Bethel Police Department says the remains of a missing Bethel man, Michael Lomack, were located by Search and Rescue, Monday afternoon.

Police responded to the scene and after investigating, identified the man as 20 year-old-Bethel resident Michael Elijah Lomack. He was reported missing by family members Oct. 21 and was last seen on the 20th.
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A vandalized car near the Bethel courthouse, that had a passenger window broken. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/ KYUK)

A vandalized car near the Bethel courthouse that had a passenger window broken. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/ KYUK)

Vandals broke windows out of at least six vehicles outside of the Bethel courthouse, city offices and KYUK  early Monday morning.

Two city SUV’s, two vehicles parked at the courthouse, one truck near the alcohol treatment center and another belonging to KYUK were damaged. All of them had at least one passenger window smashed and two of the vehicles’ rear-view windows were broken. Read more →

Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police are looking for a dog shooter. On Tuesday, BPD received a report of a dog that had been shot multiple times in the 100-block area of 1st Avenue.
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