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Three Dead In Bethel; No Foul Play Suspected

Nov 15, 2016
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Over the weekend, three people were found dead in their homes in Bethel.  Police believe that two of those deaths were from natural causes, while the third death, that of 34-year-old Josephine Fisher found Saturday, is still under investigation. An autopsy will be conducted, but police say that there was no sign of foul play.  

The Bethel Police Department has released a statement denying that it failed to submit evidence to prosecutors in the case of Daniel Misner, who pled out to assault charges after firing shots in a residential neighborhood of Bethel earlier this year. 


Alaska State Troopers

The investigation continues into an assault that left a man with multiple stab wounds in Emmonak. Allen Akaran was at his home in Emmonak on Friday when he started punching his girlfriend and then began striking his two-year-old daughter. 

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On Thursday afternoon, the state charged Albert R. Cleveland of Quinhagak in connection with the raid of a Bethel home where law enforcement seized large amounts of heroin and cocaine.

Six Plead Not Guilty To Heroin Charges

Nov 1, 2016
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After the raid of a Bethel home in connection with the sale of heroin and crack cocaine, six suspects have now been arraigned. All pleaded not guilty to the charges, but bail was not lowered for any of the accused.

Alaska State Troopers

A man pulled a knife on an AC Store employee in Aniak over the weekend. According to the trooper dispatch, Glen Morgan, age 33, of Aniak went to the store on Saturday, where he demanded cigarettes from an employee and then turned a kitchen knife on the worker. 

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A Tribal Police Officer from Kongiginak was charged with two counts of assault after he allegedly had a party with confiscated alcohol from the police station.

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The state is seeking a lesser assault charge in the case of Daniel Misner, who fired shots at a man in a residential neighborhood of Bethel earlier this year. Evidence that could have supported a charge of attempted murder was never submitted to his case.


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State troopers, investigators and local police raided a house in Bethel this week and recovered heroin, crack cocaine, money and drug paraphernalia. They arrested seven people. 


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Law enforcement lead several people away in handcuffs with guns drawn Thursday afternoon in what appeared to be a raid in the Alaska State Housing Authority, or ASHA housing neighborhood, in Bethel. 


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