Stolen credit cards, stolen license plates and a chase through the woods near Three Bears in Chugiak keeps local Anchorage Police officers busy
Editor’s Disclaimer: 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. All persons are assumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.
Thurs., Jan. 12
A counterfeit $20 was used by an unidentified person to purchase merchandise from the Eagle River Wal-Mart.
Fri., Jan. 13
An unidentified male attempted to make a purchase at the Eagle River Wal-Mart with a stolen credit card that was later identified as stolen from somewhere in the Mat-Su Valley. The unidentified male left the Eagle River Wal-Mart without any of the items he allegedly attempted to purchase.
Three suspects described as black males with ages in the late teens to early 20s were reported to have allegedly stolen more than $750 in electronic goods from the Eagle River Fred Meyer. The three suspects allegedly ran from the store’s security personnel on foot out of the store and into the parking lot. One of the suspects allegedly ran directly into the passenger side of a vehicle that was driving through the parking lot. The suspect allegedly jumped up and kept running. No damage was done to the vehicle. The suspects have not been caught.
Sat., Jan. 14
A security employee from the Eagle River Wal-Mart flagged down an APD patrol officer and pointed out a vehicle leaving the parking lot that had an alleged shoplifter in it. The officer conducted a traffic stop and arrested Kenna S. Nielsen, age 19 of Eagle River, for alleged shoplifting of candy and drinks.
Leslie A. Brown, age 27 of Eagle River, was charged with alleged assault and family violence after allegedly hitting her daughter with a broom and allegedly raising a knife at her husband. The incident occurred in the 18800 block of Citation Road in Eagle River. Police reports indicate a total of four children were present in the residence at the time of the alleged assault.
Sun., Jan. 15
A license plate stolen from a vehicle parked on the JPS Cars in the 12900 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River was discovered placed on a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident in Anchorage.
Darien A. Smart, age 27 of Chugiak, was arrested for two outstanding warrants – one a felony; one a misdemeanor. Police contacted Smart while investigating the report of a stolen snowmachine in the 16800 block of Snowmobile Lane in Eagle River. Smart was incarcerated at the Anchorage Jail.
Mon., Jan. 16
An APD officer was flagged down in the 12400 block of Lake Street in Eagle River by a male teenager to report that he was physically assaulted inside the Eagle River Post Officer allegedly by another group of males. The case is still pending; no arrests have been made. Police have stated initial indications are that this represents a targeted event and is possibly drug related.
Wed., Jan. 18
Gerald G. Spies, age 33 of Wasilla, was arrested in the woods near the Three Bears store in Chugiak in the 22200 block of the Birchwood Loop Road for alleged vehicle theft and alleged failure to stop at the direction of a police officer. APD patrol officers originally responded to a report that there was an occupied stolen vehicle in the Three Bears parking lot. Upon arrival, officers observed the vehicle – a silver 2010 Chevy Impala – being driven away. A traffic stop was conducted during which Spies allegedly ran from the vehicle and into the woods. Spies allegedly stopped running through the woods when officers issued the threat of using a Taser gun to halt his escape efforts. Spies was treated for frostbite on his hands due to outdoor temperatures of -17 degrees Fahrenheit. He was transported to the Anchorage Jail.
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