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...sawed-off rifle, Harrison barricaded the door with cases of sugar and canned food and refused to leave. Spitzer and Trooper Karl Main flew by helicopter from St. Marys to negotiate with Harrison and talk him out of the store. They evacuated the area...
Troopers bust Russian cigarette operation in western Alaska

...a carton, or $1.40 a pack, and then sold them for about $6 a pack. "He made good money," King said. Trooper Karl Main said he wasn't too surprised to hear that there were black-market cigarettes in rural Alaska. With higher prices...
Ex-officer charged with bootlegging

...biting him on the back. The two left the house and VPO Wallace Field found them arguing, according to authorities. Sgt. Karl Main and another trooper flew from Kotzebue to Noorvik Wednesday and searched Outwater's house. The troopers found Outwater...
Village safety a priority for state's new top cop

...unfilled in part because few people have applied and background checks have turned up criminal histories, said Sgt. Karl Main of the region's trooper post in Kotzebue. Past recruiting challenges have involved poor pay and benefits, little support...
Drunk snowmobile driver kills musher, injures passenger on trail

...already had been taken to the local hospital by the time troopers were notified and made it to the scene, said Sgt. Karl Main. He said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. "The driver was consuming alcohol sometime that day," he...


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