Alaska State Troopers report that they received several calls from the community of Venetie, a community situated on the north side of the Chandalar River 45 miles northwest of Fort Yukon, on Tuesday, concerning burglaries and other events that had occurred in the community.
As a result of the call-ins, Rural Unit troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers out of Fairbanks, and VPSOs responded to the community on Wednesday to conduct investigation into the events.
As their investigation in the community progressed, investigators identified and arrested a suspect, 18-year-old Enoch John. John was charged with Attempted Arson I, two counts of Burglary I, two counts of Criminal Mischief IV, as well as one count of Vehicle Theft II.
Troopers report that the investigation into the events in the village are continuing and they are currently identifying other suspects.