Pinard

Orrin Pinard sits at the Palmer Courthouse Friday, March 29, 2019.

PALMER — Talkeetna resident Orrin Pinard has returned to the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility in Palmer after a recent incident around Mile 98 on the Parks Highway.

Pinard, 31, is facing seven charges including felony criminal mischief, assault in the fourth degree, and disorderly conduct according to online court records. He was arrested Monday morning after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance, according to their online dispatch records. Additional charges include three counts of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure in the second degree.

Pinard was arraigned without bail Monday afternoon. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.

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This is far from Pinard’s first offense. He has a lengthy and colorful history in the legal system that spans over a decade.

His criminal background is riddled with numerous incidents that have given him a notorious reputation for erratic, violent and disturbing behavior.

“It has been my experience dealing with Orrin over the years that his behavior has been getting increasingly more unpredictable and violent over the years. His unpredictable behavior, criminal history, sheer size, and ability to quickly cause a lot of damage has caused several people in the community to be very concerned for their safety,” AST officer Andrew Adams stated in an official complaint filed August 24, 2018.

Pinard was convicted of criminal mischief in the fifth degree and disorderly conduct March 29, after he was arrested for wreaking havoc on a roadway and subsequently damaging an Alaska State Trooper vehicle during his transport to Palmer in August of 2018.

In 2010, Pinard’s violent and disturbing behavior hit a boiling point, resulting in numerous charges including assault in the second degree, assault in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and cruelty to animals.

Pinard ultimately pleaded guilty to assault and animal cruelty charges involving a nightmarish scene of violent beatings, bestiality and sexual deviance with his spouse and one of his mother’s dogs.

“Orrin stated that he became angry for being bitten, and also because ‘the dog was causing problems in his marriage’ so he bludgeoned the dog with a baseball bat, killing the dog,” AST officer David Bower stated in his official complaint in the case file.

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