A local man has been charged with three counts of assault in the third degree after he allegedly threatened police officers on Saturday.

Peter Oskoloff, 40, was charged with repeatedly threatening death or injury, class C felonies, driving under the influence, a class A misdemeanor, and reckless driving.

According to a court document, the Kodiak Police Department received a call on Friday around 10 p.m., stating that the car of a Kodiak resident was swiped by a four-door pickup truck at the intersection of of Bartel Ave. and Mill Bay Road.  

KPD responded to the scene and contacted the owner of the damaged vehicle, who stated that while stopped at the intersection, a red truck “side swiped him,” according to a police affidavit. The red truck was turning onto Bartel Ave.

An officer on the scene observed the damaged vehicle had scrapes and smears of red paint down the driver side for nearly its entire length. The owner of the damaged vehicle stated that the vehicle turned left toward Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, about two blocks away. 

At about 10:30 p.m., KPD received a call from a security guard at PKIMC, who stated there was a red pickup parked in front of the Kodiak Community Health Center, which he said was suspicious, according to the affidavit.

KPD responded to KCHC, accompanied by the owner of the damaged vehicle. A search of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network revealed that the suspicious vehicle in question was registered to Oskoloff. 

Individuals on the scene stated that they observed a white man eating outside of the vehicle in question. The individual left the scene on foot. 

The security guard at PKIMC stated that he thought the person was drunk because of the manner in which he was stumbling and slurring his words, as well as his general demeanor, according to the affidavit.

At about 12:30 a.m., officers received authorization to enter Oskoloff’s residence. When asked about the whereabouts of his vehicle, Oskoloff told officers that he had left it downtown. An officer on the scene noticed that Oskoloff had “red watery eyes,” according to the affidavit.

When asked if he’d be willing to perform a sobriety test, Oskoloff began yelling, assumed a fighting stance, struck a wall and then forced his way into a back bedroom, according to the affidavit. After a short struggle, officers placed him under arrest and in handcuffs.

Oskoloff repeatedly threatened the officers on the scene, including threatening to kill them and harm the officers’ children.

Once in the Kodiak City Jail, Oskoloff refused to perform a Standard Field Sobriety Test but provided a Datamaster sample, which registered a 0.192 breath alcohol concentration.

 

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