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

Domestic violence charges against a Bethel police officer have been dismissed, but Officer Martin Oulton remains off duty while the department conducts its own internal review of the case. 

Mountain Village resident Bertha Paulson was killed in California in 2014. Her sister, Margaret Waskey, flew 4,500 miles to confront her sister's killer.
Courtesy of Margaret Waskey.

Last week, a woman from Mountain Village flew to California to confront her sister's killer in court. It took Margaret Waskey 24 hours, three flights, and a snowmachine ride for her to get there.

Wilson Beaver Sentenced To 42 Years In Prison

Jan 26, 2018
Wilson Beaver, age 43, was sentenced to 42 years in prison last week.
Courtesy of State Trooper Nicholas Hayes.

Last week, Napaskiak resident Wilson Beaver, age 43, was sentenced to 42 years in prison for sexual assault. He still faces a trial for additional charges.

Ravn Air's terminal in Bethel. Ravn employees at the Anchorage airport are accused of stealing mail bound for rural Alaskan communities.
Dean Swope/KYUK

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. 


Ravn Air's terminal in Bethel. Ravn employees at the Anchorage airport are accused of stealing mail bound for rural Alaskan communities.
Dean Swope/KYUK

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. 

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.
Dean Swope/KYUK

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

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