Troopers Open Fetus Death Investigation in Emmonak Assault Case

Troopers Open Fetus Death Investigation in Emmonak Assault Case

Alaska State troopers are investigating a domestic violence assault involving a pregnant victim in the community of Emmonak on July 27. Troopers were notified of that assault on July 30 at 8:20 AM. It has been reported since that time, that the victim “lost her child due to unknown circumstances before delivery,” the trooper dispatch reports. […]

Akiachak Man Assaults Family, Tribal Police in Village Incident

Akiachak Man Assaults Family, Tribal Police in Village Incident

It was reported on Saturday, that an Akiackak man had assaulted to family members while drinking in that village. Tribal police from that community responded to the residence to investigate the incident, but were in turn assaulted by the suspect, identified as, 23-year-old Matthew Pasitnak. Following that assault, tribal officers contacted the Alaska State troopers […]

Arrest Made in Last Year’s Chevak Murder of Roxanne Smart

Arrest Made in Last Year’s Chevak Murder of Roxanne Smart

Almost a year after the discovery of 19-year-old Roxanne Smart found murdered near the clinic in Chevak, troopers with the Alaska Bureau of Investigation have made an arrest in her stabbing death. After traveling to the community of Chevak and conducting a follow-up investigation on on Thursday, troopers report that they arrested 20-year-old Samuel Atchak of […]

Search Concludes for Missing Boater near Napakiak

Search Concludes for Missing Boater near Napakiak

Bethel Search and Rescue, Alaska Wildlife and Alaska State Troopers concluded their search on Monday evening for a missing boater near Napakiak after a boating accident there on Friday. Troopers received a report of a boating accident involving a boat traveling to Atmautluak from Napakiak on the Johnson River at 11:55 pm on Friday. It was reported […]

State Wildfire Update

State Wildfire Update

Fire officials report on Wednesday, that the total fires burning in the state is now at 297. This total reflects three new fires. Included are 45 fires that are currently staffed and 250 fires that are currently being monitored. Staffed fires have burned approximately 461,734 acres thus far, while monitored fires have consumed 1,312,956 acres. […]

Alaska’s Wildfires Increase, Southwest Communities Evacuate

Alaska’s Wildfires Increase, Southwest Communities Evacuate

More communities in Alaska are evacuating residents as wildfires continue to increase over the state. Villagers with health problems, the elderly and children evacuated the community of Aniak on the Kuskokwim River on Thursday as smoke began to thickly envelope the village from a 2,500 wildfire raging across the river. But, as residents from that community […]

Two Southwestern Alaska Suspects Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Both Held on $100,000 Bail

Two Southwestern Alaska Suspects Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Both Held on $100,000 Bail

Two men were arrested on warrants after what the troopers call “a lengthy investigation,” it was reported on Sunday. Both arrests were carried out by troopers on Sunday after indictments were filed in Bethel District Court on Friday. 22-year-old Olie Olrun III was arrested in the village of Atmautluak on a $100,000 warrant, and Christopher […]