All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Information received from the Anchorage Police Department CAD Log of Reports Taken for the Chugiak-Eagle River area via Renee Oistad of the APD Communications Department and transcribed by Amy Armstrong.
Fri., Oct. 7
Man sitting in parked car in the 18000 block of Beach Lake Road was contacted by APD officers. A drug pipe with residue on the pipe was allegedly found inside the vehicle. Officers took possession of the pipe but made no arrest nor were any charges filed as ownership of the pipe could not be proven.
Sat., Oct. 8
A report was made of alleged shoplifting of a black North Face vest from the All Season Clothing store in the 11000 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River by a male whose identity was unknown.
Lance Whittaker, age 30 of Chugiak, was cited for an open container of marijuana while driving a vehicle. An APD patrol officer pulled Whittaker over for a routine traffic stop due to an alleged inoperable headlight on the vehicle Whittaker was driving. Whittaker allegedly had marijuana in his jacket pocket. The officer found no probable cause to arrest Whittaker for driving under the influence.
Sun., Oct. 9
Steven K. Johnson, age 55 of Chugiak, was arrested for a felony warrant at a residence in the 16000 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Chugiak. Police had been notified of Johnson’s presence at the residence. He allegedly was standing at the front door when police arrived and made verbal contact with Johnson. He then allegedly ran inside the home and out the home’s back door. Police allegedly found Johnson hiding nearby. Johnson was subsequently charged with resisting arrest by hiding/barricading himself. He was transported to the Anchorage Jail.
Mon., Oct. 10
A man walking his dog found a syringe full of a brownish red liquid in a parking lot in the 11000 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. The responding officer took possession of the syringe.
Tues., Oct. 11
A routine traffic stop was conducted by a patrol officer. During the stop, the officer found 48-year-old Charles Lampley, Jr., of Anchorage, was in the vehicle. Lampley had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was transported to the Anchorage Jail.
Wed., Oct. 12
Samuel Malone, age 20 of Chugiak, was arrested for an outstanding warrant after an employee at the Granny’s Grocery/Chevron in Peter’s Creek contacted police to have Malone given a trespass warning for his presence on the property. Police discovered the warrant when checking Malone’s identification in the system. After Malone was placed in handcuff at the scene, he allegedly tried to fight the officer while the officer attempted to put Malone in the back of the patrol car. Another APD officer arrived on the scene; this officer secured Malone in a patrol car and transported him to the Anchorage Jail. Malone was charged with resisting arrest as a result of the incident.
APD patrol officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle that had visible equipment violations. Driver of vehicle was 38-year-old Lloyd Leatherwood of Anchorage. Leatherwood was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant and was transported to the Anchorage Jail.
Thurs., Oct. 13
Man door to a garage in the 19000 block of Klondike Drive in Chugiak was broken into. Two welders were stolen from inside the garage. Police have made no arrests regarding the burglary.
A customer at the Chevron gas station in Eagle River on the Old Glenn Highway allegedly attempted to use a counterfeit $10 bill to pay for fuel. Officers contacted the customer who was unable to provide details as to how the customer came into possession of the counterfeit bill. No arrests have been made at this time.
Editor’s Note: This is the second incident of counterfeit bills being passed in the Eagle River area to local merchants in the past two weeks.
APD Joins White House Police Data Initiative
Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley announced on Oct. 14 that the Anchorage Police Department is joining a move sponsored by the Obama Administration to create a nationwide data set chock full of information regarding calls for service, employee demographics, citizen complaints and arrest rates.
Anchorage joins 100 other cities participating in the effort, according to a press release issued by the APD communications department.
APD is currently evaluating which three types of data sets it will first release in to this new first-of-its-kind effort.
The goal is to make the nationwide data set open to the public within the next year.
“As a department, we are excited to join the Police Data Initiative,” Tolley said. “This initiative puts us on a path to providing more information and access to the community, giving them a better understanding of the work our officers do every day.”
For further information regarding this effort, contact APD Communications Director Jennifer Castro at 786-8571.