Handgun Left at Taco Bell and Man Drunk with a Gun
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.
Fri., March 24
Lacy Nicole Williams, age 35 of Eagle River, was charged with alleged Assault and Criminal Mischief V in the 12300 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. Williams had called police to report that her boyfriend had choked her. During the investigation, police discovered that three nights before, Williams and her boyfriend had gotten into a fight while spending the night at Beluga Point on the Seward Highway. During the fight there, Williams allegedly hit her boyfriend and bit him twice. He did not report the incident to police. On the day that Williams called police to report being choked, police records from the investigation indicate that Williams and her boyfriend had gotten into another verbal altercation that resulted in Williams ripped her boyfriend’s shirt and left a long scratch down his chest. Williams was not on scene when police arrived to investigate the choking allegation. Police were able to contact her via phone but she refused to indicate her physical location. Police then obtained the arrest warrant.
Steven N. McBride, age 29 of Anchorage, was arrested and charged with alleged Reckless Endangerment in the 12100 block of Business Blvd after his handgun was found in the bathroom of the Taco Bell restaurant by an 11-year-old customer. According to police records, the juvenile customer informed the restaurant manager that there was a gun in the men’s bathroom. The manager then went to the bathroom, located the handgun and unloaded the handgun – which according to the manager was fully loaded with a round in the chamber. The manager then secured the handgun in the restaurant’s safe and called police. In the meantime, McBride called the Eagle River Taco Bell and the APD to report that after having been home he realized he had left the handgun behind in the bathroom.
Sat., March 25
Store employees at the Eagle River Wal-Mart in the 18600 block of the Eagle River Road discovered that a counterfeit $50 bill was used to pay for purchased items. The counterfeit bill was taken as evidence by police.
Patrick M. McKay, age 61 of Palmer, was arrested for alleged DV Criminal Mischief in the 18300 block of Meadow Creek Drive in Palmer. According to police reports, McKay allegedly smashed out the rear window of his nephew’s vehicle with his hands.
Sun., March 26
Joel D. Smith, age 20 of Eagle River, was arrested for alleged Assault in the 11500 block of Heritage Court in Eagle River after allegedly punching his father in the head several times. The punching allegedly left a bump on his father’s head, according to police reports.
A white Ford F150 truck was stolen while parked at the dorms at the Alaska Laborers Training School in Chugiak. At the time of the theft, the vehicle was unlocked and had a spare key inside. The vehicle was recovered by an officer in Wasilla later that same day.
Tues., March 28
A man and woman arrived in a vehicle together, and walked into the Pretty Thrifty store in the 12300 block of the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. According to police reports, the male attempted to distract the employee as the female filled her bag with merchandise in another part of the store. As the female tried to leave, the employee confronted her. The female pulled two items from her bag and then drove off without the male.
John M. Baker, age 51 of Palmer, was arrested for alleged Operation of a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence in the Eagle River Fred Meyer parking lot in the 13400 block of the Old Glenn Highway. APD patrol officers were dispatched to the scene based on reports of a driver backing into an unoccupied parked vehicle.
Wed., March 29
Brent P. Weber, age 26 of Eagle River, was arrested for alleged Misconduct Involving a Weapon and for being Drunk in Possession of a weapon in the 10100 block of the VFW Road in Eagle River. Weber was located by APD in the log cabin in the VFW parking lot after a citizen had called APD Dispatch to report that he heard gunshots and looked out the windows of his home and saw a man with a gun. According to police reports, Weber was intoxicated and armed when located, but also cooperative with police commands and taken into custody with no incident.
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.