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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/

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Police are investigating after a dead body was discovered Monday in Unalaska's Ruth Rock Creek at the end of Captains Bay.

The Department of Public Safety has identified the man as 45-year-old Gregg T. Kortesma, who was found with "significant head injuries" by a pair of local hikers.

Police say Kortesma worked sporadically in Unalaska over the last 20 years, most recently on the fishing vessel Alaska Trojan.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

An Unalaska man is accused of burglarizing a boat in Captains Bay — the same boat that burned in a mysterious fire last month.

Geoffrey Edwards, 41, faces three felonies and a misdemeanor charge after allegedly stealing more than $3,000 worth of items from the M/V Rebecca.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Unalaska's Department of Public Safety (DPS) is still investigating a fire that burned a boat to its waterline in Captains Bay last weekend.

According to DPS press release, a concerned citizen told officers on Aug. 20 that the M/V Rebecca was burning at the head of Captains Bay while tied to another boat, the vessel Grave Robber.


A vessel caught fire in Unalaska waters last weekend.

The incident is still under investigation, but City Manager Dave Martinson said efforts are already underway to address the damaged boat.

"On Saturday, the vessel Rebecca was found burning at the end of Captains Bay," he said. "There was a potential hazard, so the Department of Public Safety has worked with Resolve Marine Group and the U.S. Coast Guard. We're going to execute a $30,000 contract to remove it."

Two Men Face Drug Charges

Jun 27, 2016
Greta Mart

Charges have been filed against Donn Griffin and Jermain Peacock after they were arrested following the sale of drugs to an undercover agent of the Coast Guard Investigative Service.

The Unalaska Police Department and Coast Guard had been conducting an investigation into Griffin’s activities prior to his arrest.

In the last month, Griffin has sold nearly $1,500 worth of drugs, identified as methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, to an undercover agent.