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/

United States Coast Guard

Facing court-martial for murder, U.S. Coast Guard seaman Ethan Tucker has been ordered to stay in confinement at a military prison while he awaits his next hearing. 

The 21-year-old was charged last month with killing his shipmate Ethan Kelch, 19, while the Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro was in Unalaska in January

Unalaska Department of Public Safety

Police are warning Unalaskans to watch for counterfeit money after $3,100 in fake bills was found blowing down Captains Bay Road last week.

A man came across the thirty-one $100 bills on Thursday while driving down the road, according to a statement from the Department of Public Safety.

He stopped and found that they looked and felt fake and then reported the situation to police.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A former UniSea employee is facing drug charges for possessing and selling crystal meth in Unalaska.

Angel Alonso, 31, was arrested July 29 at the fish processing plant's galley. Police officers were there on an unrelated disturbance call when they said they noticed the Fresno, California man behaving strangely.

"He voluntarily allowed them to search his person," said Interim Police Chief John Lucking. "On his person, they found what ended up being two ounces of crystal methamphetamine."

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Unalaska police are partnering with the FBI as they continue investigating last month's fatal crash on Mount Ballyhoo.

Two local high school students were killed when a truck plunged off the cliffside and fell about 900 feet to the shoreline below.

The cause of the crash is still unclear. But as KUCB's Laura Kraegel reports, authorities say they hope to have an explanation by the end of June.

Berett Wilber / KUCB

An Unalaska teen has been ruled a juvenile delinquent for his role in a "prank" last July, in which a handgun was used to threaten another teenager.

A jury delivered the verdict last week after a three-day trial at the local courthouse.

While most juvenile trials are conducted in private, this one was open to the public because of the severity of the charge.

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