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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.
Thurs., Dec. 1
A citizen called the APD to report that a male was passed out inside of a Nissan vehicle parked in the 14000 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. Police made contact with the driver but found no criminal violations.
Fri., Dec. 2
Three unidentified adult male friends were drinking together at an apartment owned by one of the three in the 22100 block of Dogsled Court in Chugiak. One of the males allegedly became angry and began breaking furniture that did not belong to him. An alleged physical altercation between the three males then ensued. Police and medics were called to the scene. The three adult males were evaluated for injuries and none of the three wished to press charges against each other.
Sun., Dec. 4
Angela Strickland, age 35 of Eagle River, was arrested and charged with alleged operation of a motor vehicle under the influence. The vehicle Strickland was driving was stuck in the snow at the intersection of Eaglewood Loop and Hall Circle. A private citizen had called the APD to alert them of the vehicle in the snow.
Two glass doors were broken at an office building in the 16300 block of Heritage Place. Suspects of the alleged vandalism are unknown. From the condition of the scene during the investigation, police believe that entry was not made into the building.
Mon., Dec. 5
Donovan Hoppe, age 54 of Anchorage, was cited for alleged driving with a suspended license and without proof of insurance after police contacted him in the 13400 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. A private citizen previously reported that Hoppe had backed into his unoccupied vehicle parked at the Fred Meyer store and had driven away. The private citizen declined to press charges against Hoppe for the incident in the parking lot and thus Hoppe was not charged with leaving the scene of an accident as would have been standard APD procedure.
Tues., Dec. 6
APD was contacted by a 15-year-old reporting that she could not wake her mother. The juvenile followed APD dispatch instruction to perform CPR on her mother until medics arrived. Medics were able to revive the mother – Tammy Sloan, age 47 of Chugiak. Sloan allegedly overdosed on an unidentified drug in the presence of her six-year-old child and her 15-year-old. Sloan was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and charged by APD with alleged child neglect. APD contacted the state Office of Children Services on behalf of the juveniles. The incident occurred in the 16100 block of the Old Glenn Highway.
An unidentified female told police her ex-boyfriend had thrown her against a wall, had choked her and stolen money from her the day previous. The alleged incident occurred in the 16500 block of Centerfield Drive in Eagle River. The case is still being investigated by police and not arrests have been made.
Sarah Sutton, age 33 of Chugiak, was arrested for alleged domestic violence assault after participating in a physical altercation with her live-in boyfriend at a residence in the 22100 block of Dogsled Court in Chugiak. Police contacted the state Office of Children Services due to the presence of minor children at the time of the assault.
Lindsay Spoerhase, age 31 of Eagle River, was cited for alleged driving with a suspended license after police contacted her in the 11800 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River at the Chevron gas station. Spoerhase allegedly was slumped over the driver’s steering wheel inside of a Jeep parked at the gas station. Police were alerted of her condition by a private citizen.
Thurs., Dec. 8
APD patrol officers discovered a truck parked in a business parking lot in the 16300 block of Artillery Road that had license plates attached to its rear that was registered to another vehicle. Officers contacted the vehicle’s owners and discovered that the plates were switched by an unknown person while the vehicle was unoccupied. Officers removed the incorrect plate from the parked vehicle and returned the plate to the state Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
For the week of Dec. 1 through Dec. 8, The ECHO News noted three reports of juvenile runaways in the Chugiak-Eagle River area. We were curious if this is a high amount within a week’s span. Renee Oistad of the APD Communications Department told us that as of Dec. 8, there have been 733 reports of runaways in the Municipality for 2016. APD does not put out a Nixle report for each runaway but instead evaluates each case for special circumstances that may involve behavioral issues, mental health conditions, suicide threats or a need for medication to be taken per doctor’s orders. Oistad said there are some children who are habitual runaways. Being a runaway is not a crime. The names of most juvenile runaways are not publicly released. Names are released only when mitigating circumstances such as those listed above apply to the case. Oistad told The ECHO News that having three runaways within a week’s span is not a high amount.
Editor’s note: Learn more about crime trends in your community online at: https://communitycrimemap.com. Follow the prompts in the left column to enter specific dates and crime events.