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Search For Armed Snowmachiner Puts Quinhagak On Lockdown

Jan 14, 2018

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.

BPD Unable To Trace Cellphone Calls to 911

Jan 12, 2018

One night last December, D.K.’s husband started drinking. A few drinks in, he started to punch her.


Bethel Police Officer Martin Oulton is accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend last week.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department.

A Bethel Police Officer charged with assaulting his girlfriend is taking time off from work.

Opening Statements Begin In St. Mary's Rape Case

Jan 11, 2018

Wednesday was the first day in the trial of Nathan Agwiak, age 32, who is accused of raping a woman in St. Mary’s in 2015.

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
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Accused heroin dealer William Aloysius is back in custody, this time on a drunk driving charge. The Bethel police arrested him last weekend.

Homicide Charges May Be Filed In Nunapitchuk Woman's Death

Jan 9, 2018
Sandra Frye, age 26, was found injured outside of Bethel earlier this winter.
Courtesy of Facebook.

Homicide charges might be filed in the death of a Nunapitchuk woman.

Bethel Police Office Martin Oulton is accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend on Wednesday night.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department.

Bethel Police Officer Martin Oulton, age 24, is accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend on Wednesday night. He was arrested by his own department Thursday morning.

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A Quinhagak man is in jail after allegedly escaping jail, stealing a four-wheeler, and assaulting a Tribal Police Officer, among other charges.

Troopers Arrest Man Accused Of Strangling Girlfriend

Dec 15, 2017
Daniel Nick, age 25, is accused of strangling his pregnant girlfriend until she blacked out.
Courtesy of State Trooper Nicholas Hayes.

Daniel Nick was arrested in Kwethluk earlier today. The 25-year-old is accused of brutally strangling his pregnant girlfriend, who survived the alleged attack. He was incarcerated at Bethel’s Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC) awaiting trial, but escaped custody last week.

Bethel Resident Found Not Guilty Of Sexual Assault

Dec 15, 2017
The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
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Last year, Bethel resident Garrett Walters was charged with sexually assaulting a family member. A jury found him to be innocent of all charges on Tuesday evening.

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