Vandalism at Local Schools and A Stolen Motorcycle Found in the Woods
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., May 18
APD officers responded to an apartment in the 11000 block of Cross Drive in Eagle River where an alleged assault had been reported to have occurred. Officers discovered that a female suspect had been living under the stairs at the complex with another male. The two individuals had been seen allegedly using drugs and reported as having been the cause of a disturbance. The female resident of the nearby apartment allegedly told the suspect female that it was time for her and the male to move on from the area. The female suspect allegedly became angry and struck the female resident several times before leaving the area. This case is still under investigation. No arrests have been made as of press deadline, according to APD.
Sat., May 20
An Eagle River High School teacher left a Jeep parked at the high school located in the 8700 block of Yosemite Drive. An unidentified suspect or suspects caused extensive damage to the exterior and the interior of the Jeep. The case remains under investigation as of press deadline, according to the APD.
A bottom floor apartment window was broken during the night while the residents at a home in the 24100 block of Mirror Drive were home asleep. Responding officers indicated that it does appear that entry to the home was made.
Allegedly stolen mail was allegedly set on fire at the corner of Hiland Drive and Wolf Road in Eagle River. The Eagle River Postal Inspector responded to the scene. The case remains under investigation as of press deadline, according to APD.
Thomas Kakaruk, age 29 of Eagle River, was arrested for alleged assault at a home in the 10100 block of Chain of Rock Street in Eagle River. The alleged assault involved a physical altercation with his sister that led to Kakaruk shoving his mother when she attempted to intervene. According to responding APD officers, alcohol appeared to be a factor for all involved parties.
Sun., May 21
An unknown suspect or suspects allegedly vandalized the Birchwood ABC Elementary School in the 17000 block of Birchtree St. in Chugiak. A large dual pane window was reported broken and three exterior walls were reported to have graffiti painted on them. An initial estimate of $1,200 damages was made by school officials. Responding officers indicated that entry to the building does not appear to have been made.
Mon., May 22
A red 2002 Chevy pickup was stolen overnight from a lot in the 10800 block of Chain of Rock Street in Eagle River. There was a hide-a-key on the vehicle. The vehicle has not yet been recovered.
APD officers responded to a report of vandalism at Eagle River High School located in the 8700 block of Yosemite Drive in Eagle River. School officials discovered that a concession stand and port-a-potty bathrooms at the school’s football field stadium were also vandalized in an event reported two days earlier when a Jeep owned by one of the school teachers was found damaged.
Wed., May 24
APD Dispatch received a report of a suspicious vehicle sitting on the side of the road in the 20500 block of Stephen Drive in Chugiak. A driver was sitting inside the vehicle, according to the citizen who observed the vehicle. As the citizen drove past the vehicle the citizen reported two males ran from the nearby woods, got into the car and the three persons drove away. APD officers responded to the scene and found a stolen motorcycle in the wood where the two males had run from. The motorcycle had been reported as stolen from a home approximately a block away. Shortly thereafter, APD was contacted by the Wasilla Police Dept. regarding a theft call at the Lowe’s store in Wasilla because WPD officers had made contact with the three males who were identified as the same three that had left the area the stolen motorcycle was located in. As of press deadline, this case is still pending, according to APD.
Dead on Arrival:
Anchorage Police responded to two death investigations in the Chugiak-Eagle River area during the time frame from Thurs., May 18 to Wed., May 24. According to APD, both deaths were the result of “natural causes: due to medical issues. Both occurred on Mon., May 22 – the first in the 4100 block of Johnny Drive in Eagle River and the second in the 19800 block of First Street in Eagle River.
Editor’s Note: Motorists are encouraged to contact police at 786-8900 and file REDDI reports (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) when they observe inappropriate driving behavior. 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.