Residents in the Southwest Alaska village of Chevak were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after reports of an intoxicated man walking around with a gun. Tribal law enforcement officials say the reports were untrue.
The Alaska State Troopers are asking the public not to donate to GoFundMe sites set up for one of their K9 officers who died while on duty. The dog was shot by a suspect on Sunday during a pursuit near Palmer.
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.