Former Kotzebue Postmaster Indicted on Drug Conspiracy Charges

Former Kotzebue Postmaster Indicted on Drug Conspiracy Charges

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he United States Justice Department says that the 34-year-old former Postmaster in the community of Kotzebue faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of drug conspiracy and other charges leveled at him by a federal grand jury this week. Shaun Pete Snyder, the former postal worker from August 2005 […]

Kotzebue Homicide Suspect Peter Wilson to be Arraigned on Murder Charges Today

Kotzebue Homicide Suspect Peter Wilson to be Arraigned on Murder Charges Today

Through evidence gathering and other areas of the investigation, investigators have refuted the claims made by Kotzebue man, Peter Wilson, and as a result he has now been charged with three counts of Murder I, Kidnapping, and four counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor I, all felonies. During the preliminary investigation, Wilson had told […]

Packed Courtroom for Kotzebue Man Arrested in Connection to Ashley Johnson-Barr Case

Packed Courtroom for Kotzebue Man Arrested in Connection to Ashley Johnson-Barr Case

The Anchorage federal courtroom where 41-year-old Peter Wilson was in attendance on the charge of making false statements to a federal officer was packed to overflowing with standing room only as the defendant awaited the results of his detention hearing on Tuesday afternoon. Wilson’s charges stem from statements he made to the  FBI as they investigated […]

Kotzebue Man Due for Arraignment Tuesday in Connection to Death of 10-Year-Old Kotzebue Girl Ashley Johnson-Barr

Kotzebue Man Due for Arraignment Tuesday in Connection to Death of 10-Year-Old Kotzebue Girl Ashley Johnson-Barr

While the  lone arrest made in connection to the disappearance and death of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr has only been charged with making false statements to a federal officer, authorities say that  they have obtained a warrant to gather DNA and trace evidence samples from that Kotzebue man, identified as 41-year-old Peter Wilson, as they continue to move forward […]

Search Continues for Missing Kotzebue 10-Year-Old, AST Shifting Focus

Search Continues for Missing Kotzebue 10-Year-Old, AST Shifting Focus

Despite a weeklong intensive search in the northwest Alaska community of Kotzebue by close to 100 searchers and investigators that include 15 FBI agents from inside and outside the state, local police and troopers, are no closer to finding 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr. Ashley, who has been missing since September 6th, was last seen leaving the […]

Northwest Alaska Man Arrested after Assault/Weapons Incident in Buckland

Northwest Alaska Man Arrested after Assault/Weapons Incident in Buckland

Alaska State Troopers in Kotzebue and Selawik responded to Buckland on Monday morning following a report of an assault incident with shots-fired incident. As troopers were arriving at Buckland, 28-year-old Rodney Hadley turned himself in to Buckland Village Police Officers. The preliminary investigation into the incident revealed that Hadley had, while intoxicated, threatened community members […]