An Ouzinkie man has been arrested after Alaska State Troopers say he stole a pickup truck from a non-profit group last week and totaled it in high-speed driving on the local airport's runway.

According to a Saturday AST dispatch, 21-year-old Andrew Panamarioff has been charged with first-degree vehicle theft, obstructing a runway, reckless driving and three counts of violating his conditions of release.

AST spokesperson Megan Peters says investigation of the incident began at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium staff called troopers to report that a truck owned by the group -- a 2009 red Chevrolet Silverado -- was taken from its Spruce Island location overnight Friday. Soon after the report, the truck was found off the east end of the local airport’s runway.

“Investigation determined (Panamarioff) stole the truck and was driving on the active runway at high speeds and lost control and (collided) with numerous tree stumps,” troopers wrote.

“The truck launched off the runway while skidding on three tires going very fast,” Peters wrote in a Monday email to Channel 2.

In addition to the truck, which was totaled at an estimated loss of over $10,000, Peters says the runway suffered ruts and surface damage in the crash.

“When they retrieve the vehicle a portion of the runway will not be usable,” Peters wrote.

Panamarioff apparently suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash, but was able to take a Saturday flight to Kodiak. Troopers were able to contact Panamarioff there on the same day; he was safely taken into custody and held at the Kodiak Jail without bail.

“We found him pretty quick,” Peters said.

Peters says that while troopers suspect alcohol may have been a factor in the incident, toxicology reports on Panamarioff are still pending.