Jay Leroy Levan, 68, has been charged with three counts of third-degree assault and one count of official misconduct.
Legal alcohol sales began in Bethel last week. Some community leaders are concerned about how sales may affect dry villages.
After Disaster Declaration, Emmonak Seeks Aid to Rebuild Commercial Fishery and Public Safety Infrastructure
Beyond rebuilding five structures, the emergency funding would help Emmonak buy a new fire truck and construct a water line booster station.
Emmonak’s city manager has sent the disaster declaration to Gov. Bill Walker and the Alaska State Legislature, requesting $750,000.
The fire ruined structures owned by Kwik’Pak Fisheries and Yukon Marine Manufacturing. The damage is estimated at $3 million.
A fire in the village of Emmonak destroyed five commercial buildings and caused an estimated $3 million in damages over the weekend.
The burglaries began with a break-in at the gas station. All of the incidents are probably connected to three or four individuals, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Alaska State Troopers were notified of the break-in on Sunday afternoon. As of Tuesday, Trooper Mark Granda said they have no solid leads or suspects.
A recent water shortage in Unalakleet put a strain on some businesses including Norton Sound Seafood Products, but ultimately it was a surge of cohos that forced the processing plant to send more than $100,000 of fish down to Emmonak.
A large mid-August pulse of fall chum and coho salmon is keeping commercial fishermen busy in the lower river, but those upriver say they have yet to meet their subsistence needs.