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 as recorded online at the Community Crime Map via Renee Oistad of the APD Communications Department and transcribed by Amy Armstrong.
Thur., Nov. 3
Karen K. Thomas, age 27 of Anchorage, was cited for not having proof of vehicle registration or her driver’s license in possession as well as not having license plates attached to the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of Hanson Drive and the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle river. Thomas was stopped by APD patrol officer because the absence of a front or rear license plate was noted by the officer. The vehicle driven by Thomas was impounded.
During an investigation of an unrelated case, APD detectives came in contact with Janessa Nighswonger, age 34 of Chugiak. She was arrested and jailed on a warrant for failure to appear regarding a charge operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.
James Kirk, age 40 of Eagle River, was charged with alleged shoplifting, misconduct involving a substance V and trespassing at the Carrs grocery store in Eagle River. Kirk was chased from the store by a store manager whom subdued Kirk in the Wells Fargo bank parking lot in the 16600 block of Centerfield Drive in Eagle River. The Carrs manager detained Kirk until APD arrived. APD discovered $170 worth of stolen goods on Kirk’s person. Kirk was also in possession of heroin in an amount police describe as “personal use.” Kirk had been trespassed from the Carrs facility prior. He was transported to the Anchorage Jail.
Editor’s Note: According to Alaska Statute 17.30, “a person commits the crime of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fifth degree if the person:
(1) manufactures or delivers, or possesses with the intent to manufacture or deliver, one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of less than one ounce containing a schedule VIA controlled substance;
(2) possesses: (A)less than 25 tablets, ampules, or syrettes containing a schedule IIIA or IVA controlled substance; (B) one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of less than (i) three grams containing a schedule IIIA or IVA controlled substance except for a controlled substance in a form listed in (ii) of this subparagraph; (ii) 12 grams but more than six grams containing a schedule IIIA controlled substance listed in AS 11.71.160(f)(7)–(16) that has been sprayed on or otherwise applied to tobacco, an herb, or another organic material; or (iii) 500 milligrams containing a schedule IIA controlled substance listed in AS 11.71.150(e)(11)–(15); (C) less than 50 tablets, ampules, or syrettes containing a schedule VA controlled substance; (D) one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of less than six grams containing a schedule VA controlled substance; or (E) one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one ounce or more containing a schedule VIA controlled substance; or(3) fails to make, keep, or furnish any record, notification, order form, statement, invoice, or information required under AS 17.30.
(b) Misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fifth degree is a class A misdemeanor.”
Sat., Nov 5
Tara Heaton, age 46 of Eagle River, was arrested at the corner of Andreanof Drive and N. Montague Drive for allegedly operating a motor vehicle under the influence. APD made contact with Heaton after a patrol officer found her sleeping in a vehicle that was partially lodged in a ditch at the intersection. Heaton woke up, according to police reports, but was extremely uncooperative with the officer. During Heaton’s transport by police to the Anchorage Jail, she slipped her handcuffs. The officer attempted to re-apply the handcuffs, but Heaton refused to allow the officer to do so. The officer called for back-up. After a second officer arrived, Heaton remained uncooperative, according to police reports, and began to physically fight the officers through biting, kicking and pinching after she was removed from the police vehicle. More officers arrived on the scene and Heaton was placed in full restraints. She was also charged with allegedly assaulting a police officer and allegedly resisting arrest.
APD was flagged by an unidentified citizen at the intersection of Kerbow Lane and the Old Glenn Highway to report the unauthorized dumping of two truckloads of trash on municipal-owned property located at the end of Kerbow Lane. The Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation was alerted of the illegal dumping on its property. APD officers were unable to determine who is the owner of the trash.
Sun., Nov. 6
Ciara Akers, age 21 who reports being homeless to the police, was found asleep as a passenger in a vehicle reported to be suspicious parked at the corner of Blue Skies Circle and Voyles Blvd in Chugiak. Akers was arrested on an outstanding warrant unrelated to her sleeping in the vehicle. Another person was found in the vehicle also asleep.
An unidentified juvenile male entered the Shell Gas Station in the 11300 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. He allegedly stole a display case of E-cigarettes and then ran from the store on foot. APD has made no arrests in this case.
Mon., Nov. 7
APD responded to a physical disturbance listed on the Community Crime Map as assault between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The disturbance occurred in the 16000 block of Heritage Place in Eagle River. Police found no probable cause for arrest. One of the involved parties agreed to leave the location for the rest of the night.
Tues., Nov. 8
A 2010 silver Dodge Ram was stolen from the Eagle River Motel near the 11000 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River while it was parked in the parking lot with the keys inside.