Stolen Vehicles, Birthday Party Shoplifting, And Marijuana At The School Dance
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. 19
An unknown male allegedly shoplifted cigarettes at the Chevron convenience store and fuel station in the 11800 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River.
Robert F. Turkington, age 29 of Anchorage, was allegedly driving a vehicle on the Glenn Highway at a speed of 83 miles per hour in the 65 mile-per-hour zone. APD patrol officers pulled the vehicle Turkington was driving over for a traffic stop in the 22200 block of Lake Hill Drive, just off the Glenn Highway in Chugiak. Upon investigation, police officers found Turkington allegedly had marijuana in a baggie in the center console of the vehicle. Turkington did not show signs of impairment but was issued citations for speeding and for violation of the open container regulations concerning marijuana.
Sun., Jan. 22
James D. Chiodo II, age 32 of Chugiak, was cited for allegedly driving with a suspended driver’s license and allegedly with no driver’s insurance at the intersection of the Birchwood Loop Road and Pilots Road. The vehicle Chiodo was driving was pulled over by an APD patrol officer because the vehicle had iced-over windows and a large accumulation of snow on the hood that was allegedly obstructing the driver’s view.
A black Ford Edge vehicle was stolen while parked overnight in a driveway in the 11600 block of Birch Hills Drive in Eagle River. The vehicle had been left in the driveway with a spare key inside. The stolen vehicle had not been recovered as of the ECHO News press deadline. Another vehicle parked in the same driveway was reported as being ransacked.
Mon., Jan. 23
A 16-year-old male student was arrested the Monday following a school dance at Eagle River High School the weekend previous after it was alleged by school authorities that he brought marijuana to the school dance. The student was charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance IV.
A red Subaru was reported abandoned at the intersection of Iris Circle and Riddell Way in Eagle River. Police discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen a few weeks prior from a bank parking lot in Eagle River. After checking with the Dept. of Motor Vehicle, police found that the license plate found inside the vehicle was registered to a different car. The rightful owner of the red Subaru responded to the scene and took possession of the car. Officers seized the stolen plate and returned it to the individual listed on DMV records as having registered the plate.
Erin L. Paquette, age 39 of Eagle River, was allegedly caught shoplifting items for her daughter’s birthday from the Eagle River Fred Meyer store located in the 13400 block of the Old Glenn Highway. Paquette was issued a citation for shoplifting and transported to the Anchorage Jail for violation of her probation from an unrelated case.
The owner of a 2014 Dodge pickup reported the vehicle stolen overnight while parked at a home in the 11800 block of Dawn Street in Eagle River. The pickup owner reported the vehicle was locked and not running at the time of the theft. The owner told APD that he still has all of the keys for the vehicle in his possession.
Wed., Jan. 25
Michael S. Rumbaugh, age 18 of Eagle River, was arrested for alleged operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence. A citizen had called APD Dispatch to report a vehicle that was swerving “all over the road.” Officers found the vehicle parked at its registered owner’s home. No information regarding which street Rumbaugh allegedly was driving on or which street the registered vehicle owner lived was given in APD reports.
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