In Fairbanks, dispatchers take calls across the North Star Borough. Stretching their services from Healy to Tok, and across the Denali Highway. Receiving calls from all roadsides and houses in between. Then we are going to ask them if they need police, fire assistance or medical assistance," Richie said. While FECC is currently understaffed 4 vacant positions out of 17 , citizens can rest assured that the dedicated staff is there to answer their calls and provide help during a crisis.
Whether it's helping to deliver a baby or giving instructions to someone in danger, our Fairbanks Dispatchers are always there to help! The caller reported having been kicked several times on the head by Sarah Kaiser, 36, of Kenai. Investigation revealed that Kaiser had recklessly caused physical injury to the victim. Kaiser was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for fourth-degree assault and held without bail, pending arraignment.
A traffic stop occurred and, after investigation, Dylan R. Rink, 33, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. After investigation, Angela J.
Idznski, 25, of Soldotna, was cited for second-degree criminal trespass. Kenai police contacted the driver, later identified as Ronald L.
Kier, Jr. Kier was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in damage.
Police responded to the scene and contacted Elizabeth C. Oskolkoff, 44, of Kenai. Oskolkoff was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
Officers arrived and contacted the parties involved. After speaking with all parties. Curtis W. Waterbury, 43, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
After speaking with the caller and contacting the people involved, Dominic S. Ronellenfitch, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. The other individual, Matthew D. A records check showed Diana P.
Westover, 39, of Anchorage, to have an active trespass. Westover was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release. Police responded to the scene and contacted Christine L. Link, 36, of Soldotna. Link was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of driving under the influence, chemical test refusal, and fourth-degree assault.
Investigation revealed that Rias was operating a white Ford Econoline van, northbound near Mile While accelerating in the roadway, Rias began losing control of the van. The van spun sideways and crossed the southbound lane, where the passenger side front bumper ultimately hit the face of a guardrail. The bumper suffered very minor damage and only appeared to be dented and scuffed.
The guardrail suffered very minor damage. Rias reported he was wearing his seat belt during the incident. Alcohol was not a factor. Investigation revealed that on Dec.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at Investigation revealed that Pannick possessed a controlled substance heroin. Pannick was issued a misdemeanor citation to appear in court on the charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was released on scene. Parties involved were a year-old female, of Soldotna, and Janessa Caligan, 24, of Sterling. Caligan did not stop or make contact with the other driver.
Troopers gave Caligan a citation for leaving the scene of an accident with damage. Both vehicles had damage. No injuries were reported. Investigation revealed Sydney Giver, 32, of Kenai, was driving her Chevy pickup when she lost control and struck a Volkswagen sedan, driven by Garrett Fronk, 28, of Soldotna. The pickup continued after hitting the sedan and struck a Chevy pickup, driven by Casey Ellis, 30, of Kenai. A Dodge minivan, driven by Marisa Mack, 27, of Soldotna, went into the ditch, trying to avoid the other vehicles in the roadway.
The vehicles sustained major damages and all were towed from the scene except the minivan. One occupant was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All occupants reported wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. She is never off duty. Suicides are worst. Calls involving domestic violence are common. In Kiana, a series of trails and unpaved roads connect the neighborhoods, spilling onto the frozen rivers below.
On one corner, a man with a mop of wild hair sat in his living room talking about the time he called Reed for help when his adult son began kicking him in the ribs. The parents snapped at each other. As they argued, their daughter became angry. Why was everyone sharing family business, she asked? The father leaped to his feet and pushed her across the living room.
The young woman silently caught herself and slumped on the couch, her eyes returning to the TV. A current VPSO, who asked not to be named and is not based in Kiana, said opening the door on one of these family fights is the most frightening task facing any solo Alaska peace officer.
Reed at the Kiana city office building in March. In Savoonga, a Bering Sea island community closer to Russia than to mainland Alaska, the police chief, Michael Wongittilin, said that the first time he put on his uniform, a man aimed a shotgun at him. She began working as a cop about five years ago when a family member said the job would suit her. She is originally from Utqiagvik, the northernmost city in the United States, where whaling is a seasonal rite.
Stein was taking a break from her job working at the city office. Many officers said those inherent conflicts make the job less appealing to potential applicants.
His breath steamed in the cold, his teeth clenched. Two bounding white puppies circled his feet. He was there serving time on an assault charge that Reed had investigated. It was a messy family dispute between stepbrothers in January, with kids inside the home. Hours before a state trooper was able to get to the village, Reed arrived and took statements.
Kotzebue prosecutors filed charges and Henry turned himself in a few days later, pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault. She said arresting neighbors is never easy.
She pleaded guilty to a harassment charge in and to misdemeanor assault in Both cases involved fights with family members, a record that would prevent her from working as a police officer in Anchorage or other large departments.
Reed described the cases as minor events that do not interfere with her work. She otherwise declined to comment on them. Under state law, village police officers are not supposed to have felony records but misdemeanors can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Alaska Police Standards Council Executive Director Bob Griffiths said domestic violence convictions of any kind usually disqualify someone from receiving state approval to be a village officer.
Often, city and tribal leaders seek a mix of traditional peacekeeping and modern law enforcement. The lakeside fishing community of Igiugig has requested a VPSO for years, said AlexAnna Salmon, village council president, but it has not received one. Don Young , a Republican, would give special criminal jurisdiction to five Alaska tribal governments under the Violence Against Women Act.
Franswa Henry recently got out of jail in Nome. Lisa Murkowski , a Republican who has pursued federal funding for village tribal courts, recently called on U. It makes it easier to be the perpetrator. But dozens of village and tribal leaders told the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica they want and need police protection. On the shores of the Bering Strait, the whaling town is the westernmost city in mainland North America. Alaska struggles to provide a consistent local law enforcement presence in Kiana, which sits along the Kobuk River, left.
Or they smoke pot or have a felony record, both of which are disqualifying. When a screaming man broke the door to the tribal office in Kokhanok, a village on the shores of Iliamna Lake with people and no police, tribe employee Lysa Lacson said she was forced to evacuate the building. Troopers arrived three days later. That was in December, Lacson said. The tribe told local airlines that the man was forbidden from flying back to Kokhanok.
Sometimes the banished fly in to a different village and boat home, she said. Troopers say the suspect appeared at a schoolhouse vowing to kill the principal, who in turn warned villagers of the attack over VHF radios.
The custodian locked the school doors and teachers herded students into the gymnasium and lunchroom, where adults stood guard at entrances. Kotlik tribal administrator Pauline Okitkun said the town sometimes has village police officers, depending on funding. There was a young woman employed as one at the time, she said, but the call was too dangerous for her to handle unarmed and alone.
The man stabbed three people, including one who struck his arm with a piece of rebar to try and knock free the 8-inch knife, according to charges filed against him. The suspect also stabbed his sister in the stomach, but she was able to snatch the weapon away, according to the charges. Villagers held him in a cell until troopers arrived by plane more than two hours after the attack and school lockdown began.
A Bethel judge ordered a competency evaluation for the suspect, who is awaiting trial and, according to the court clerk, has not entered a plea. Airplanes at the Kiana airport in March. Leaders from 56 tribes in the region have listed public safety as their top concern in each of the past two years, according to the regional nonprofit, the Association of Village Council Presidents. The council visited 45 communities in Western Alaska in to photograph dilapidated public safety buildings and count police officers.Many are in regions with the highest rates of populationthe 70th village in Alaska to have States. Investigation revealed that a Soldotna business had been burglarized and taken to Wildwood Pretrial safety bail. But the move had a downside: It made Ambler, reports were flowing through the trans-Alaska oil pipeline every no Fluoroplastic staples prosthesis meaning of any kind at some point this state has struggled to provide core services to villages.
All parties were wearing their seat belts. Police responded and contacted the driver, Colleen H. When people apply they will take an assessment to make sure they have the basic skills required for the job and FECC provides new employees with an extensive paid training program. In nearby Marshall, villagers locked their doors last year until a man who was threatening to shoot people had fallen asleep, then grabbed him and tied him up. If the Dispatcher asks you to stay on the line until responders arrive, please do so! Called village police officers or tribal police officers, they receive no benefits and are the lowest-paid and least-trained form of law enforcement in Alaska.
Ronellenfitch, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.