Stories involving criminal activities.

Krysti Shallenberger / Crooked Creek

A man from Crooked Creek faces homicide charges in the August death of his girlfriend, Cheryl Sakar, also from Crooked Creek. He was arraigned Oct. 8.  

Bethel resident Tom McCallson wants the city to maintain a road to  Haroldson Subdivision so that police can drive to his house.
Bethel Police Department

With Bethel voting to enter local option alcohol regulation, bootlegging becomes a felony. Often, the crime has been at the center of local option debates. If liquor stores go away, will bootleggers just step in to fill the void? 

Shots rang out in Akiachak this weekend, leaving one brother dead and another brother medivacked to Seattle for advanced medical care. 

A silver Dodge truck, allegedly driven by an intoxicated driver, collided with a Kusko Cab on September 10, 2019 on Tower Drive in Bethel, Alaska, sending all five people involved to the emergency room.
Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

The driver of a pickup truck crashed into a Kusko Cab, injuring everyone involved on Tuesday. The truck driver, Jerry David, age 53, of Bethel has been arrested and charged with a DUI and four counts of assault in the third degree. 

A Kusko Cab vehicle in a ditch next to AC.

Early yesterday morning, Bethel residents saw a Kusko Cab which had crashed into a ditch in front of AC. Bethel police say that they found the driver attempting to leave the scene. After resisting arrest, he was booked for driving under the influence. 

Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News

Eight communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta got good news last week: more money for more law enforcement positions, thanks to a U.S. Department of Justice program. 

Alaska Native tribes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta can attend a webinar on July 25 to get a handle on how to apply for federal funds to improve services for crime victims. The webinar will be hosted by Yuut Elitnaurviat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 25.

Michael Redfox of Emmonak has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for beating and strangling his girlfriend.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

An unusual court case concluded in Bethel last week, when Michael Redfox of Emmonak received a 17-year sentence for beating and strangling his girlfriend. One of the things that made it unusual was Redfox choosing to represent himself in court, but there was much more to this case.

Joey Mendolia / Alaska Public Media

U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska after vising rural communities that are facing some of the highest rates of violence without any kind of law enforcement. He is also pledging millions of dollars in emergency funds. On "Talk of Alaska," former state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan and tribal rights attorney Lloyd Miller discussed Barr’s visit and its impact on the future of public safety in Alaska. 

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Alaska State Troopers checked the home of Ray Steeves in Upper Kalskag on July 4. They didn’t know if he would be inside, but he was.