Law officers arrest 74 in SW Alaska crime sweep

Posted: Wednesday, December 08, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A sweep by Alaska State Troopers, the U.S. Marshals Service and state drug and alcohol enforcement officers resulted in 74 arrests in more than a dozen southwest Alaska villages.

The Anchorage Daily News reports officers often slept in school during last week's sweep.

Trooper Lt. Dave Tracy says they found 19 people with outstanding arrests warrants and 16 registered sex offenders who were out of compliance. Eight of the arrests were for drug violations.

One of the villages was Chevak, where troopers are still investigating the shooting deaths of an estranged husband and wife, Thomas and Amy Moses. Another woman was injured.

Chevak is a dry village, but troopers say alcohol played a role in the deaths.

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