Bush Alaska shipping delays could have masked a multi-year alleged conspiracy to steal hundreds of Apple computers destined for rural schools. A federal grand jury indicted six former Ravn Air ramp agents on January 16 on mail theft and conspiracy charges for stealing the computers, along with other items.
Six former Ravn Air employees have now been arrested for stealing mail bound for the bush. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Anchorage, the thefts took place over a period of two years, starting in spring of 2015 and ending in spring of 2017.
A Quinhagak man’s drunken, armed snowmachine ride through town caused the village to go into lockdown Friday morning. Curtis Pleasant, age 30, was arrested and scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon.