42 years ago this week
Bomb threat at Chugiak High
A male caller told a student secretary trainee that a bomb would go off inside Chugiak High within a half hour of the call, according to the Star.
The campus was evacuated, but no bomb was found. The story also noted that a phone-locking device would be installed on the school’s phones in order to keep the line open and identify prank callers in the future.
Computer system aids Troopers
The Alaska State Troopers’ new criminal computer information link opened a floodgate of trouble for a Chugiak man who drove into a ditch.
According to the Star, Jerry Lee Stump, 26, drove into the ditch at Mile 18 of the Glenn Highway. When troopers checked the car’s license plate, they discovered it had been reported stolen from a rental agency. Stump was charged with drunk driving, joyriding and receiving and concealing stolen property.