Fugitive Bethel police officer arrested in Anchorage

Authorities arrested Aaron Fedolfi, the former Bethel police officer on the run, Tuesday evening in Anchorage, where he was arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

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He’ll be taken back to Bethel for future court appearances.

Facebook photo of Aaron Fedolfi
Facebook photo of Aaron Fedolfi

Fedolfi is charged with attempted third-degree sexual assault and third-degree official misconduct. Both of these are Class A misdemeanors, which can carry a one-year jail sentence and up to a $10,000 fine, in Alaska.

In early September, Fedolfi reportedly picked up an intoxicated woman while on patrol in Bethel and took her near the city’s dog pound. He then allegedly tried to force her to perform oral sex on him.

The woman was able to get away and notified the Alaska State Troopers.

Fedolfi at first denied the claims against him but later changed his story after authorities were able to obtain video from a local pizzeria, that showed Fedolfi picking up the woman.

Fedolfi was later placed on administrative leave. It was during this time that he quit in early October. He had worked for BPD for about two and a half years.