Stories involving criminal activities.

A man is facing charges after hitting a six-year-old with a vehicle in a Bethel neighborhood and fleeing the scene.

A Holy Cross man accused of assaulting a Tribal Police Officer on Friday was off his medication, according to State Troopers who took him into custody. Dino Peters, 22, was recently released from the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. He is currently being held at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center, where he faces six assault charges, as well as a charge of reckless endangerment of a child. Troopers say Holy Cross Tribal Police Officer Justin Whitley was physically assaulted and chased by Peters with a hatchet.

Holy Cross Man Charged with Assaulting Officer with Ax

Apr 18, 2017

State Troopers took custody of a Holy Cross man accused of assaulting a Tribal Police Officer on Friday. Dino Peters, 22, was taken to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center to face six assault charges, as well as reckless endangerment of a child. Holy Cross Tribal Police say Peters physically assaulted and chased the officer with an ax when they responded to a call at Peters’ residence. Members of the community helped to apprehend him.   

In Pilot Station, a party went bad. One man is dead and another has been arrested and charged with shooting him.  

State Troopers received a report Thursday morning that Dennis Alick, age 27, was killed. Brian Fancyboy, age 23, has been arrested for murder.

A fatal shooting in Pilot Station was reported to State Troopers Thursday morning. Twenty-seven-year-old Dennis Alick was killed and a suspect has been identified.

A Kipnuk student has been charged with terroristic threatening and assault after threatening teachers and students during an afterschool study session that sent the school into lockdown last Tuesday.

National Parks Service

Two muskox have been poached near Bethel, and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are searching for whoever is responsible. The Troopers found the two animals near a snowmachine trail between the Bethel dump and Akiachak on Sunday.

White County Sheriff's Office

Alaska prosecutors are working with U.S. Marshals to return a man charged with 76 counts of sexual violence committed in Nightmute to Alaska. Fifty-one year old Jeffrey Jackson is in custody in Arkansas on $1 million bail and is contesting extradition.

Alaska State Troopers

Two Tribal Police Officers were assaulted in Akiachak this weekend by intoxicated men. One faces a firearms charge; both are charged with assault.

Inebriates, Taxis, and Hotels Are A Bad Mix

Mar 15, 2017
Dean Swope / KYUK

One of Bethel's hotels wants help from the city council in dealing with people who have been drinking.

Juan Delgado with Delta Cottages stood up and told the council that the owners of the hotel want the city to stop taxi cabs from dropping inebriated customers at their door. He says that the hotel doesn't rent rooms to people who are drinking because they damage the property and threaten the guests. He says that his insurance won't cover all the damage caused by intoxicated hotel patrons.