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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/

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The man hired to serve as Unalaska’s new fire chief has been fired after he was charged with sexual assault in Illinois.

David “D.J.” Dunn was scheduled to arrive in Anchorage Monday before starting work on the island next week.

Instead, he was arraigned on felony charges for drugging and sexually assaulting a man who attended his going away party.

As a result of the charges, the City of Unalaska has terminated Dunn’s employment.

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.

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