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Video shows police encounter with autistic man _Updated (3 Videos)
Police body camera footage released Thursday by the city of Kodiak shows part of what happened during a Sept. 16 encounter between three officers and Steller Way resident Nick Pletnikoff. Following public records requests from media including the Kodiak Daily Mirror and a Dec. 22 order from Superior Court Judge Steve Cole, the city released footage from police body and dashboard cameras, police officers’ reports, ...
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SWAB: Don’t use roll carts near Pillar
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard recommendations from the Solid Waste Advisory Board including leveling fees for residential customers, removing roll carts from three roads that see a high number of bears, and adding a reuse center. The recommendations come as the borough’s contract with Alaska Waste, which began in 2010, approaches its 2017 expiration. One of the recommendations from SWAB was to renegotia...
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Stevens sees further cuts on the way
State Sen. Gary Stevens foresees deeper cuts to Kodiak services as lawmakers attempt to bridge Alaska’s budget gap in the upcoming legislative session. In just over two weeks, lawmakers will convene in Juneau and confront a $3.5 billion budget deficit. Without the political will to increase taxes or cut public distributions of the Alaska Permanent Fund during an election year, Stevens said that this year will like...
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Man sentenced in 2011 sexual assault case
A Kodiak man convicted in 2014 for a sexual assault from 2011 will serve 10 years in jail. Christopher Panamarioff, 23, was sentenced to 17 years in jail with seven suspended on Dec. 2 by Judge Steve Cole. Panamarioff was originally charged with two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, penetrate without consent, but he was found not guilty of the first count during a jury trial in December 2014. As part o...
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Keep whole person in mind
To the editor: This letter is written regarding the upcoming release of the footage of the Sept. 16 police interaction, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The person at the center of these events is Nick Pletnikoff, friend, neighbor, classmate, co-worker, dedicated volunteer, outdoors adventurer, runner, fellow citizen. He has a tremendous work ethic, strong interest in learning, and is more commit...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 31
Nov. 8 At 3:13 a.m., police received a request for assistance removing an intoxicated man from the 200 block of West Rezanof Drive. They left when police asked. At 8:08 a.m., police received a report of a woman wanting to kill herself. Police took her into protective custody. At 11 a.m., police received a report of a dog barking for two hours in the 1300 block of Rezanof Drive. The owner promised to resolve the is...
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GUEST OPINION: Paying more for our own oil
Prior to the public reception for Gov. Walker on Dec. 21, I checked diesel fuel prices for boats to buy bulk, at the 4,000-gallon level. Seattle’s base price was $1.37, totaling $5,480. North Pacific Fuel’s dock in Kodiak was $2.56 before taxes, totaling $10,240. That’s $4,760 more for marine diesel, and I’ll buy far more during the fishing year. Seattle’s oil products that came out of our wells — shipped to Anaco...
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Bias shows in cases cracked
To the editor: Bell’s Flats has had a number of break-ins over the holidays. All were reported to the Alaska State Troopers but remain unresolved. This summer approximately five outboards were stolen from Fish and Game property. Not much later the outboards were located in a neighboring garage and reclaimed by the authorities.The guilty were arrested and are now awaiting trial. From my understanding, it took a lit...
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Nativity: A time to clean house of the soul
For some Orthodox Christians, Christmas is a time to clean house, purging those nooks and crannies of built-up dust, grease, dirt and other impurities. This thorough cleaning is a reflection of the activity that should be taking place in the heart, said Deacon Irenaios Anderson, St. Herman Seminary academic dean and teacher, who gave a lecture explaining the significance of Christmas, more commonly known as Nativi...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 31
Dec. 18 At 8:06 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary at a residence. They found that a Ruger .45 caliber pistol and a Ruger .357 caliber pistol were stolen from a residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact the troopers at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. Dec. 22 At 11:16 p.m., AST received a report of a possible domestic violence protective order violation. They found a ma...
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