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Crime

Stories from the KUCB Newsroom on the topic of crime. You can find the Unalaska Department of Public Safety Police Blotter here: http://archive.kucb.org/community/blotter/

Courtesy Jennifer Shockley, DPS

Updated post: 1/3 at 1:30 p.m.

Two abandoned buildings were destroyed by a fire at Agnes Beach on New Year's Day. The blaze also damaged two other structures and disrupted traffic on Airport Beach road and Captain’s Bay road.

Deputy police chief Jennifer Shockley says public safety first heard about the fire around 7:30 a.m. Firefighters were on scene within 10 minutes.

From a firefighting response, Shockley says it was an ideal place for a fire because there were two nearby hydrants.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Updated: 12/28 at 5 p.m.

Seven people have been charged in a crackdown on methamphetamine distribution in Unalaska.

 

A press release from the Unalaska Department of Public Safety says for three months, officers have used confidential informants and undercover agents to identify local distribution networks.

 

Deputy police chief Jennifer Shockley says over the course of the operation, officers obtained methamphetamine from eight individuals.

 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Unalaska's police department is cracking down on methamphetamine.

A press release says for three months, officers have worked to identity local distribution networks using confidential informants and undercover officers.

During the operation, officers obtained methamphetamine from eight individuals.

In a two day sweep, five people were arrested. Another individual was in police custody on unrelated charges. The department expects to make two additional arrests.

Zoe Sobel/KUCB

Police in Unalaska have arrested and charged two men accused of making counterfeit money. Over the weekend, Henry Zablan and Nicholas Hough were taken into police custody and later charged with fraud.

Deputy police chief Jennifer Shockley says in her 16 years with the department this isn’t the first case of counterfeit money found in Unalaska.

Sarah Hansen/KUCB

The Unalaska Court has ordered an Oregon man to pay more than $20,000 in fines and restitution for possessing and delivering undersized golden king crab.

Chad M. Hoefer of Newport, Oregon was first cited on Oct. 24, according to Alaska Wildlife Troopers at the Dutch Harbor post.

The 46-year-old didn't show up for his arraignment, and wildlife troopers eventually arrested him on Nov. 20.

Hoefer pled guilty to a misdemeanor on Thursday, and the court ordered him to pay $19,255 to the state for taking illegal crab. 

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