Derek Adams, "The Banished Man" as some have begun to call him, was arrested Wednesday for violating his parole. Law enforcement officials found that he was carrying hundreds of dollars in cash and a large amount of what appears to be heroin.
After noticing a rise in vandalism, theft, and other crimes, Bethel resident Daniel Maczynski has decided to take matters of protecting his neighborhood in his own hands. Maczynski is setting up a Neighborhood Watch in Bethel’s City Subdivision as a way to deter crime before it happens. The initiative is partially in response to reports of heroin users turning to theft and crime to support their habit. The Bethel Chamber of Commerce invited Maczynski to speak at Chopstix restaurant to discuss his idea.
KYUK's Charles Enoch speaks with Daniel Kaczynski about his neighborhood watch idea.
The Village Police Chief who was wounded last week in Chevak was apparently unarmed. The man who shot him subsequently killed himself. The latest report from the Alaska State Troopers sheds more light on the events of last week.
One person is dead and another is wounded after an armed conflict yesterday in the village of Chevak. According to a village police officer, the suspect shot another officer three times and then turned the gun on himself. The suspect died instantly; the officer’s status has not been released at this time.
Bethel Police Officer Eric Pavil has been promoted to Detective after serving on the force for almost two years. His new title is Investigations Corporal. KYUK spoke with him in May about how he balances his role as a community member with his duties as a policeman.
Police have arrested Mathew Romer for a stabbing that occurred in Bethel this weekend. The 25-year-old faces one count of assault in the first degree. The victim, a 26-year-old man from Newtok, was found Saturday morning, lying on the ground in the 200 block of Akiak Drive bleeding from the abdomen. Emergency workers transported him to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation before flying him to Anchorage where he’s listed in stable condition at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Bethel Police continue investigating the case and ask any witnesses to contact them.
State prosecutors last week used the term "bad apple" to describe former Bethel Police Officer Andrew Reid, who pled guilty to assault and misconduct charges in the beating of an Alaska Native man. A key witness in the case doesn't think that's the right description.