Break-ins in Teller and Elim, and a car theft in Nome, have kept Troopers busy.
Troopers say 18-year-old Ned Ahgupuk and three 15-year-old boys used a crowbar to pry open a door to the clinic’s medication room before stealing 101 tablets of painkillers and five syringes of morphine.
Reports of break-ins and vandalism at camps near the Safety Roadhouse this week are sparking community frustration, while Alaska State Troopers continue to investigate.
In Monday’s news: Shell’s drilling rig Nobel Discoverer arrives in the Chukchi amid uncertain weather; telecommunication problems in Wales trouble residents, organizations for more than a month; Coast Guard suspends search for crewmen missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak Island; strong Yukon River chum salmon runs sees a single pulse of over 200,000 fish two weeks ago; 66-year-old pilot George Vonderheide killed in single-engine plane crash near Homer; and Sitka’s “Brewery Bandit,” Carl Liberty, charged with burglary and theft from Baranof Island Brewery.
Nome Public Schools offering reward for information on break in at Nome Beltz; Nome School Board passes 2013 budget, requesting an additional $906,000 from city; Liitfik is planned name of NSHC’s wellness center, offering detox and substance abuse treatment; Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum to reevaluate whether artifacts found at Snake River Sand Spit from a camp or village.