Crime & Justice

Less than two weeks after the Bethel district attorney was told she was being forced out, the prosecutor tapped to fill in until a replacement is named has announced his resignation.

Lisa Demer
A snowmachine an Arctic village uses for emergency response was stolen from the Public Safety building and recovered with extensive damage, Alaska State Troopers said. Megan Edge
Alaska often tops rankings for undesirable characteristics, but when it comes to white-collar crimes like identity theft and fraud, it falls in the middle and back of the pack. Jerzy Shedlock
Three men have been convicted for their roles in a August 2012 home invasion and robbery that left one man with significant injuries. Megan Edge
A man who led authorities on a pursuit along the Seward and Sterling highways over the weekend and escaped custody by fleeing into the woods was arrested Wednesday in Wasilla, after the official search for him had been called off.Megan Edge
A jury on Thursday began deliberating the murder case against Benjamin Wilson, the 31-year-old accused of shooting 28-year-old Leticia Faller in a Butte parking lot last November.Zaz Hollander
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the smuggling of pounds of cocaine to Alaska through the Las Vegas airport.Jerzy Shedlock
James Donald Surrells robbed an East Anchorage branch of First National Bank Alaska on Aug. 13. Prosecutors had recommended a sentence of six years in prison after Surrells pleaded guilty to the robbery.Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers said a police chase in the Valley ended when the suspect was found by a K9 unit partway up a cottonwood tree. The Wasilla man was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including a previous charge of fleeing police, they said.Alaska Dispatch News
A career geologist accused in an Alaska environmental crimes case involving the dormant Platinum Creek Mine is cooperating with authorities and will plead guilty Wednesday to three federal charges.Lisa Demer