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.
Fri., Jan. 6
Justin R. Dillon, age 28 of Wasilla, was charged with alleged operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence after he was found asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle stuck in a snowbank near Eklutna Park Drive and Terrace Lane in Eagle River.
Sat., Jan. 7
Eggs were thrown against the garage door of a residence in the 17400 block of S. Juanita Drive in Eagle River. No suspects have been identified in this case of vandalism.
Sun., Jan. 8
APD officers responded to the Eagle River Self Storage in the 11700 block of Business Blvd in Eagle River based on a report of attempted car-jacking. The suspect allegedly pulled a knife on the victim to enable the suspect to steal the victim’s vehicle. The victim pulled a handgun on the suspect who then ran from the area on foot, according to the victim. No injuries occurred during the incident. APD is still actively investigating this case.
3:30 p.m. and 3:33 p.m.
This is two cases numerically for the APD, but both cases are tied to each other. The unidentified suspect is each case was staying at the residence of the first victim. The suspect allegedly stole the first victim’s vehicle but left it at an Eagle River gas station when the vehicle would not restart. The alleged suspect then allegedly walked back to the first victim’s residence and apologized for stealing the vehicle. The suspect, the first victim and a neighbor who would become the second victim drove together back to the gas station in a vehicle belonging to the soon-to-be second victim. The effort allegedly was to retrieve the vehicle belonging to the first victim. While all three were present at the gas station, the suspect drove away in the second victim’s vehicle. The case is still being actively investigated by APD.
Mon., Jan. 9
Mark J. Ciarlo, age 50 of Anchorage, was arrested in the 16300 block of Artillery Road in Eagle River, and charged with alleged Assault III and alleged Misconduct Involving a Weapon V. An unidentified citizen had called APD Dispatch to report a man had pointed a gun at the citizen from a vehicle while both were driving on the Glenn Highway. APD patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that matched the description by the unidentified citizen. A gun was located in the stopped vehicle. Ciarlo was transported to the Anchorage Jail.
Tues., Jan. 10
Micah E. McComas, age 40 of Chugiak, was arrested for alleged Misconduct Involving a Weapon III, alleged Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance V and alleged Tampering with Evidence at the corner of Kahiltna Drive and Kantishna Drive in Eagle River. An APD patrol officer stopped to check on the driver and passengers in a vehicle that was stuck in a snowbank after the driver lost control of the vehicle. McComas was a passenger in the vehicle. According to police reports, McComas is a convicted felon. A handgun was allegedly found in his pocket during the police pat down. McComas was transported to the Anchorage Jail. During the transport, McComas allegedly attempted to discard drugs he had hidden on his person into the back seat of the patrol car.
Jodie R. Chiodo, age 38, was arrested for alleged shoplifting of electronics at the Eagle River Fred Meyer store in the 13400 block of the Old Glenn Highway. She was transported to the Anchorage Jail based on the Fred Meyer incident and also on an existing unrelated misdemeanor warrant.
Wed., Jan. 11
APD officers responded to the Homestead Lounge in the 12100 block of Regency Drive in Eagle River at which a lounge customer claimed another lounge customer pointed a gun at him before leaving in a vehicle. Officers did investigate the suspect information, but ultimately the complaint lounge customer opted not to sign a “Private Person’s Arrest” form and the case was then suspended.
A vehicle found flipped over on its side in a ditch at Eagle River Avenue and Mile Hi Road was ordered towed by responding officers when the vehicle’s driver was not on scene. The vehicle was cold when officers arrived.
Police investigated a report of alleged fraud involving the use of a counterfeit $20 bill at the Eagle River Wal-Mart in the 18600 block of Eagle River Road.
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