In Anchorage, a heroin bust. In Nome, two men have been arrested for possession of heroin.
Twenty-seven-year-old Travis Loughridge left Shungnak on Saturday around noon and was expected to arrive in Fairbanks by Monday evening. According to Alaska State troopers, it is believed that Loughridge broke through the ice at a water crossing and died from hypothermia.
Suspects have been identified. The total number and names of those suspects have yet to be released, as Troopers continue their investigation.
On Christmas Eve around 4pm, Alaska State Troopers were informed that Daniel Soxie of Unalakleet had been found by a friend, deceased, in his residence. Troopers believe Soxie died of natural causes.
Three seemingly unrelated burglaries hit Emmonak last weekend, causing damage at the local clinic, the Ryan Air office, and the Department of Transportation building. Investigations continue into all three incidents; no suspects have yet been identified.
On Saturday, a man acting alone was caught on video breaking into the Covenant Church and stole just one item, a large bottle of hand sanitizer. Troopers are not releasing the suspect’s name or information at this time, as the suspect has yet to be charged with a crime. The investigation is still ongoing.
Just before 2am Saturday, the Bethel Fire Department responded to a blaze at trailer 29. After extinguishing the fire, responders found the remains of two bodies inside.
Alaska State Troopers received a report of several burglaries in the community on November 28th.
All three events are currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Alaska State Troopers in Emmonak at 907-949-1300.
After an initial investigation, Troopers contacted 33-year-old Glen Morgan at his Aniak residence, where he was arrested on two counts of Assault in the Third Degree and one count of Robbery in the First Degree.