54-year old Kirk Allyn Vandoren was arrested on August 20 at the Sitka airport on suspicion of drug trafficking. Police obtained a search warrant and arranged an x-ray of Vandoren’s abdomen. He was later found to be carrying over 23 grams of heroin internally.
The grand jury indicted Vandoren on one felony count of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, and one misdemeanor count of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree.
Vandoren is being held in the Sitka jail pending $25,000 bail.
Sitka police are also seeking information from anyone whose children may have had interaction with 46-year old Khari Wade. Police arrested Wade on Saturday (8-26-17) on
charges of Indecent Viewing or Photography of a Minor and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Police are asking anyone to come forward who may have seen Wade in the men’s locker room at Blatchley swimming pool on Friday evening, August 25. They’re also trying to locate three boys, all around age 10, who may have interacted with Wade at the Sitka skate park at around 3 in the afternoon on Saturday, August 26. The number for Sitka police is 747-3245.
Wade was arraigned telephonically in Juneau court on Sunday. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled in Sitka Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. on September 6.
Wade is being held in the Sitka jail pending $12,500 bail.