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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/

Alaska State Troopers

Police have charged a Nelson Lagoon man for breaking in to the community’s clinic to steal drugs, according to a statement from the Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers arrested Trevor Edwards, 24, after investigating the burglary on April 1.

They also arrested a 14-year-old boy from Nelson Lagoon who acted as an “accomplice.”

Edwards has been jailed in Anchorage on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Alaska State Troopers

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited three fishermen late last month for violating commercial fishing rules in the Aleutian Islands.

In Adak, troopers fined Tran Lucky of Puyallup, WA $260 for working aboard the F/V Alaska Victory without a valid license.

The vessel’s captain -- David Bishop of Milton, WA -- received the same fine for employing an unlicensed crew member.

Meanwhile, Dean Pedersen of Wasilla was cited for configuring his cod pots illegally near Sand Point.

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.