A locked vehicle parked in the vehicle owner’s residential driveway overnight was broken into in the 22000 block of Sampson Drive in Chugiak. Access to the vehicle was gained by breaking the rear window. Several items were stolen including two bags.
Two vehicles parked at a residence in the 22000 block of Sampson Drive in Chugiak were rifled through while parked in the vehicle owner’s residential driveway. Car keys reported stolen from the vehicles.
An unknown suspect rifled through a vehicle while it was parked in the owner’s driveway in the 24000 block of Reese Road in Chugiak. Several items were stolen including checks and personal paperwork.
51-year-old Galen D. Shelley of Eagle River was arrested at his home in the 17000 block of Alice Loop on an outstanding warrant. APD did not have the nature of the outstanding warrant available, but the online CourtView Justice Solutions listed alleged sexual abuse of a minor as the pending charge against Shelley.
A homeowner in the 22000 block of Shadowy Spruce Drive in Chugiak reports an unknown suspect entered the garage and house overnight while homeowners were asleep in the residence. Vehicles parked in the garage were rifled through. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicles, garage or house. A purse and wallet were stolen were inside the home. It appears nothing was stolen from the vehicles or the garage.
Report that an unknown suspect entered a garage overnight gaining access through the locked man door in the 23000 block of Goliath Drive in Chugiak. The suspect was able to unlock man door by reaching into the garage through the doggie door. Unknown suspect also entered the house as well as rifled through unlocked vehicles parked in the residential driveway. Nothing appears to be missing, according to the citizen making the report. The homeowners were at home and asleep during the burglary.
A counterfeit $20 bill was discovered by First National Bank Alaska employees in Eagle River when an employee from Jitters came to the bank to make a regular deposit. Counterfeit bill had been passed at the coffee shop by an unknown patron.
Citizen reports that 32-year-old Adam Michael Jackson of Eagle River physically assaulted his stepfather at the residence in the 19000 block of Fairmount Circle in Eagle River. Upon arrival by APD officers, Jackson was no longer at the home. A warrant for his arrest for assault, criminal mischief V and driving on a revoked license was issued. Jackson was arrested later that day in a different location. Citizen reported to APD that Jackson damaged the home and broke several items belonging to his stepfather.
Learn to Use APD’s public Crime Mapping System
In an effort to help concerned citizens better track crime activity in their communities and neighborhoods, the Anchorage Police Department Communications Division announces a series of learning seminars aimed at teaching citizens how to use the department’s online crime mapping system: Community Crime Map. Its name recently changed from RAIDSOnline.
The online crime mapping system is what The ECHO News uses for initial gathering of information or the Busted report. It is a free tool. Users can select dates and specific types of crime to narrow a search thus targeting events of interest without having to search through a larger amount of data.
“Whether you are involved in your community council, a neighborhood watch group or next door, Community Crime Map allows you to see what kinds of crimes are occurring in your community,” Jennifer Castro, APD communications director, said.
Training in the Eagle River area is set for Dec. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at Eagle River High School.
Earlier training dates available on Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the APD Training Center located at 3760 West Dimond Blvd in Anchorage and on Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Federation of Community Councils Meeting located at 1057 W. Fireweed Lane in Anchorage.
Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop, phone device or tablet to access Wi-Fi at the trainings to actively learn how to use the online crime mapping system.
For more information, contact Castro via email at email@example.com. Phone her at 786-8571.
Check out the online APD Crime Mapping site at www.communitycrimemap.com.
Editor’s Note: Due to time constraints for the APD’s communications department, only 10 cases per information request are allowed. The ECHO News noted a rash of theft and burglary in the Chugiak area and wanted to alert citizens of the Sept. 30 spree. We will continue to work with APD officials to bring further crime reports as resources allow.