• At approximately 7:56 p.m. Alaska State Troopers were conducting an investigation of a single vehicle collision on Rezanof Drive at the Mill Bay Gas-N-Go. During the investigation AST identified a passenger from the involved vehicle as a 22-year-old male of Kodiak. At the scene he became emotionally out of control. He began smashing the windshield out of his mother’s pickup truck. He was subdued by AST and arrested for criminal mischief third degree (class C felony)/domestic violence.
The damage to the windshield is estimated at more than $500. He was remanded to Kodiak City Jail and held without bail pending an arraignment.
• At approximately 7:56 p.m. Alaska State Troopers attempted a traffic stop on a 1996 Ford Ranger for a moving violation. The vehicle failed to stop and after a brief pursuit the suspect vehicle crashed into a ditch. The driver was identified as a 19-year-old male of Kodiak. A passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
The driver was found to impaired by alcohol at the time of the collision. He was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence, minor consuming alcohol, minor operating after consuming alcohol, reckless driving, eluding in the first degree and assault in the third Degree.
He was remanded to the Kodiak City Jail and held without bail pending an arraignment. This is his third arrest for DUI in a 17-day period.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. the Akhiok village public safety officer responded to a complaint of shots fired at a nearby residence. Investigation revealed that a 28-year-old male of Akhiok was firing a 9 millimeter handgun from the front porch of his residence.
During the course of the investigation it was determined that he was impaired by alcohol while in possession of the handgun. The VPSO arrested him and transported him to Kodiak by air taxi. After arriving in Kodiak he was remanded to the Kodiak City Jail and charged with one count of misconduct involving a weapon fourth degree (a class A misdemeanor). Bail was set at $500.
At approximately 1:45 a.m. Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence off Hilltop Drive in Kodiak. While responding troopers observed a gray 2005 Ford F-250 rolled over in the ditch near the Otmeloi Way and Hilltop Drive intersection.
The investigation revealed that a 48-year-old male of Kodiak was involved in the domestic disturbance, attempted to leave, and was involved in the motor vehicle collision. He returned to the residence where he was contacted by troopers. Further investigation revealed he had been consuming alcohol prior to the collision and was driving while impaired.
He was arrested for DUI, transported and remanded to Kodiak Police Department Jail where bail was set at $500.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. a bear mauling occurred in the southern part of Kodiak Island. A 48-year-old male from Fairbanks was approaching a brown bear he had just killed. While approaching the dead animal, he walked past a bear den approximately 100 yards from his kill. A Kodiak brown bear charged out of the den at him.
He tried to evade the charging bear; however, the bear pounced on him and both rolled down a hill approximately 50 feet. During the fall, the bear and the hunter separated. Once the two stopped rolling the bear ran back to its den. No shots were fired. The hunter was bitten on the head during the brief encounter and received minor scalp injuries.
His 13-year-old son was present during the attack. He fell down in the alders while trying to evade the bear and was not injured. The son assisted his father by bandaging the injuries.
The hunter was able to skin and salvage the bear he had killed. He was flown out on the morning of the April 29 to Kodiak by Andrew Air. He went to ADF&G to seal his bear before going to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for treatment.