Stories involving criminal activities.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Two school district pickup trucks were stolen Thursday morning from the Lower Kuskokwim School District office parking lot.

Superintendent Dan Walker says that around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, vandals hotwired one truck and rammed it into the side of a school van before speeding away. 


Later, they returned the truck, hotwired another one, and drove away again. The second truck was found in a ditch off BIA Road, just past Larson Subdivision. All the vehicles involved were damaged.

Alaska State Troopers

Troopers confiscated 19 bottles of Vodka on their way into the dry village of Alakanuk on Wednesday. Joey Buster, age 20, of Anchorage was flying the contraband through the St. Mary’s airport on his way to Alakanuk. During the flight, one of the bottles broke in his bag and blew his cover, “making the contents readily apparent,” according to a trooper dispatch. Criminal charges for alcohol importation are pending.

Bethel Police Department

An accused sex offender made a run for it by the Bethel courthouse Tuesday morning.

Adrian Wagner / KYUK

A Quinhagak man named Brenton White has been arrested on charges of attempted sexual abuse of a minor and furnishing a minor with alcohol in a dry village.


Once again, fish camps along Oscarville Slough have been broken into and vandalized.


Alaska State Troopers are investigating a blood covered truck discovered in Lower Kalskag.


A former Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation employee has pled guilty in Anchorage Superior court to distributing child pornography.

Bethel Police Department

A Bethel jury has awarded $140,000 to a man injured in the back of a police vehicle when the officer slid off the road and hit an electrical pole.

The crash occurred in 2014 when former Bethel Police Officer Aaron Fedolfi was driving the vehicle with Adrian Hoffman of Tununak handcuffed in the back seat.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Gunshots rang outside Bethel’s AC Quickstop Thursday night.

Police and medics responded and found an unidentified male had been shot at and four bystanders assaulted, according to a Facebook post by the Bethel Police Department.

The bystanders were uninjured, and medics transported the unidentified male to the hospital and treated him for minor injuries from being hit with a gun.

Bethel Police Department

Bethel said goodbye to one of its longtime officers last month. Bethel native and former BPD Officer Gwen Drake left the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta to begin working as a campus police officer at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She starts her new job Wednesday. KYUK talked with Drake about what’s ahead and how her time policing in a rural town will help her work on an urban campus.