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Crime

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

An airport drug bust has stopped an influx of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine from reaching the small community of Sand Point.  

Alaska State Troopers arrested Daniele Glodowski, 37, of Anchorage last week, following a joint narcotics investigation with the Sand Point Police Department.

Police Chief Hal Henning said Glodowski was taken into custody at the Anchorage airport before she could leave on a flight to Sand Point.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

An Unalaska jury has acquitted a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman last year aboard a floating processor docked at the island.

On Friday, jurors returned six “not guilty” verdicts, clearing 33-year-old Jorge E. Rivera of all charges related to sexual assault, assault, and burglary.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A body was pulled out of the water near Unisea’s G-1 dock Sunday afternoon. In a press release, the Unalaska Department of Public Safety identified the deceased as Tyrone Matthew Towarak.

The 27-year-old was reported missing by his employer Saturday. His death is being treated as suspicious meaning Towarak’s remains will be sent to the medical examiner for an autopsy.

If you have information about this case, please contact Sergeant Patrick Bliss at 907-581-1233.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

This week jurors in Unalaska are hearing the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 51-year-old woman.

Jorge E. Rivera is charged with two counts attempted sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault, assault, and criminal trespass.

The State of Alaska alleges that in March 2016, Rivera entered the bedroom of a woman and proceeded to touch her without consent and against her requests that he stop.

When officers interviewed Rivera, he said he did not remember entering the woman’s room and said, “if they said I did it, I must have.”

Sarah Hansen/KUCB

The state’s case against a former city employee is moving forward, following a criminal investigation that revealed cash has been stolen from Unalaska City Hall.

In her first court appearance on Tuesday, Matapua Natalie Faailoga faced updated charges of theft, fraud, forgery, misapplication of property, and official misconduct.

Police say the former accounting assistant has admitted to siphoning $15,751.94 from the city’s cash receipts over the last year.

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