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Credit card information from Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation employees may have been compromised. YKHC and Bethel Police are investigating.

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What if someone were using your credit card at the same grocery store where you shop? Would you notice? Especially if the charges were similar to what you spend? Someone in Bethel seems to have guessed no and allegedly racked up a series of fraudulent charges at AC, the Alaska Commercial Company.


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Bethel based state troopers say they are recommending criminal charges against two tribal police officers in the southwestern Alaska village of Quinhagak.

Dave Bendinger with KDLG in Dillingham reports the two allegedly TPOs allegedly drank confiscated bottles of alcohol at the jail, gave alcohol to an 18 and a 19 year old girl, and engaged in sexual activity with one of the females. according to an online press release from the Troopers.

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FBI agents along with State Troopers and Bethel Police conducted searches in at least three subdivisions in Bethel Tuesday, in connection with possible illegal alcohol sales.  

WAANT Investigates Illegal Alcohol Sales in Bethel

Jun 7, 2016
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Officers with uniforms bearing the logos of the Alaska State Troopers, FBI, and Bethel Police are at the Trailer Court Area of Bethel. As of Tuesday afternoon, officers were searching vehicles used by the Quyana Cab Company.

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Bethel Police arrested 22-year-old Travis Dostert for allegedly burglarizing a local air freight company, and after investigating, say he may be connected to other recent burglaries.

Bethel Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Incident

May 22, 2016
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After a week-long  investigation, Bethel Police have arrested 22-year-old Kyle Jones of Bethel as a suspect in a stabbing incident that occurred earlier this month.

The Bethel Police Department said in a press release, they got a call on Friday, May 13 around 2 a.m. that a male had been stabbed in the Pinky’s Park area of Bethel's City Subdivision.

Police identified the victim as William Pete. He was taken to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation for treatment.

Bethel Police Seek Help Catching Suspects

May 19, 2016

Four burglaries in five days have sparked a police investigation in Bethel. Police believe these incidents are connected and are looking for help from the community in identifying the suspects. 

Bethel's Alcohol Sales Spill Over Into The Villages

May 13, 2016

Kuskokwim villages say they’re feeling the effects of Bethel’s new liquor store. The shop opened last week in the Kuskokwim’s hub after decades of banned sales.


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Alaska State Troopers arrested 38-year-old Akiachak resident Harry Nose last week, he is facing multiple felony assault charges.

Troopers say last week on Thursday, Tribal Police Officers in Akiachak requested their assistance regarding an assault. Police say Nose assaulted his female guardian at their residence, he was released there under a court order after serving out a prior conviction.