Moose antlers stolen in Peters Creek
Items in the Police Beat are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping database. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
On July 27 at around 9 p.m., police took a report that someone stole three sets of moose antlers bolted to a pole outside a residence on Aurora Borealis Road while the homeowner was at work.
On July 24 at around 10 a.m., police received a report that a male entered a home on Teklanika Drive while a teenager was inside sleeping. According to police, the intruder entered the garage and stole guns and ammunition from an unsecured gun safe, then went inside the house and took several other items. Police said the suspect fled when the teenager woke up and confronted him. Police are investigating.
On July 24 at 1:29 a.m., Anchorage Police Department dispatchers received a call about an unoccupied vehicle on the South Birchwood Loop on-ramp to the Glenn Highway. Before APD officers could arrive, dispatchers were told an Alaska State Trooper had arrived on scene and found 28-year-old Tyler E. Washington, of Anchorage, passed out inside. Washington was arrested on charges of avoiding an ignition interlock device and felony operating under the influence.
On July 24 at around 7 p.m., police were called to Loon Circle for a boyfriend and girlfriend who apparently got into a verbal and physical altercation. Police said because there were no independent witnesses and “the stories of the two were drastically different,” they had no probably cause to arrest either party.
On July 25 at around 3:24 p.m., police responded to a report of a fight “regarding property” at a location on Coronado Road. Police said there were several witnesses, but none were there when the cops showed up. The case is under investigation.
On July 25 at around 6:42 p.m., police took a report from a homeowner who said items were missing from a home on Sunnyside Drive. Police said there were differing accounts of what happened and it’s unknown when or how the items disappeared.
On July 26 at around 11:13 a.m., police took a report from a homeowner on Easy Street who said items had been stolen from his shed during the summer of 2016. The man also said someone had entered an unoccupied motorhome through a window and spent the night; nothing in the motorhome was reported missing except the keys.
On July 27 at around 10 p.m., police took a report from the owner of a 2009 Chevy Impala who said he left town for a few days and had a friend staying at his home on Coronado Road. The man told police his friend invited another person to the home, and that person took the keys and stole the Impala. As of Tuesday, Aug. 1, police said the vehicle had not been recovered.
On July 28 at around 1:43 p.m., police received a call from a woman who said a vehicle almost ran her off the road while driving into Anchorage on the Glenn Highway. The caller had a license plate number, which came back registered to a stolen vehicle. Police officers located the vehicle on Muldoon Road in Anchorage, but decided not to pursue when it sped off into traffic.
MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS
On July 29 at around 3:38 a.m., Robert C. Connery, 25, of Anchorage, allegedly held a handgun while heavily intoxicated at a residence in Eagle River, pulled the gun’s charging chamber to the rear, which caused an unused round to fall to the floor. Connery was charged with being drunk while in possession of a firearm.