POLICE BRIEFS: Vehicle pulled over twice, second driver arrested
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system; details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information department. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
On Sept. 4 at around 3:21 a.m., police stopped a Dodge Journey for speeding on the Glenn Highway. The driver, Jerry Panik II, 37, of Anchorage, passed a field sobriety test, but it was determined he had a revoked license. The officer who pulled Panik over told him to get back into the vehicle and sit in the passenger seat. As the officer was walking toward his patrol car, the Dodge drove away. The officer pulled the vehicle over again and performed a field sobriety test on the new driver, Raymond H. Nashookpuk, 25, of Wainwright. Nashookpuk was subsequently arrested for operating under the influence. Panik was cited for speeding and driving while license revoked.
On Aug. 29 at around 8 a.m., police took a report that a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle was stolen from the owner’s yard on White Birch Road. Police said there were no keys with the bike, which as of Tuesday, Sept. 5 had not been recovered.
On Aug. 30 at around 3:24 p.m., police received a report of a physical altercation in a vehicle. According to police, driver Kevin Keech, 23, of Anchorage, allegedly struck a male adult passenger several times in the face, then threw the man’s cell phone out the window. Police said Keech stopped the vehicle, the victim got out, and Keech drove off. Keech was charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief.
On Aug. 31 at around 11:25 a.m., an APD officer arrived at a home on Breckenridge Drive to investigate a possible burglary. The officer found the front screen door bent and almost off its hinges, with the door knob lying on the ground. There were no signs the home had been entered or that anything was taken, police said. The officer was unable to determine if a burglar or the wind had damaged the door, as the knob was reportedly loose before it was discovered on the ground.
On Sept. 1 at around 8:20 p.m., police were called to a location on Ninivak Circle for a report of an alleged altercation between a couple that happened in Anchorage. Officers spoke with one of the people at the residence and talked to the other over the phone. Both of the people were intoxicated, police said, and officers were unable to determine if a crime had taken place. No arrests were made.
On Sept. 2 at around 6:39 p.m., officers responded to Grace Alliance Church on the Old Glenn Highway for a burglary at a cabin on church property. Officers found the cabin’s front door had been pried open and items were stolen from inside; the case is under investigation.
On Sept. 3 at around 12:08 a.m., police responded to the area of Glacier Park Circle for a report that shots had been fired near a large house party. Officers found shell casings in the street and a bullet hole was found in the garage door frame of a nearby home. However, there were no injuries or eyewitnesses, and officers were unable to determine who fired the shots.
On Sept. 3 at around 12:34 a.m., police responded to the Eagle River Carrs store for an adult female who had been assaulted in Anchorage. The woman told police she got into a fight with the father of her child, Travis R. Kelso, 26, of Anchorage, and that Kelso had punched her in the chest.
Kelso was charged with assault and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On Sept. 3 at around 2:55 p.m., police responded to the area of Citation Road for the report that two canoes — which had been secured by a lock — had been stolen. According to police, a chained lock on a shed was also cut and a bicycle was taken from inside the shed. The case is under investigation.
Anchorage Police Department blotter items for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2017:
Tuesday, Aug. 29
1:57 a.m. — Warrant — E. Eagle River Loop
7:08 a.m. — Traffic violations — Mielke/Stoltze
8 a.m. — Stolen vehicle — White Birch Road
8:15 a.m. — Traffic collision — Theodore Drive
7:50 p.m. — Disturbance — Old Glenn
8:53 p.m. — Traffic collision — Theodore Drive
Wednesday, Aug. 30
12:32 a.m. — Disturbance — Old Glenn Highway
8:57 a.m. — Theft — S. Birchwood Loop
3:24 p.m. — Assault — Eagle River Road
7:02 p.m. — Disturbance — S. Montague
10:52 p.m. — Traffic collision — Glenn Highway
Thursday, Aug. 31
7:46 a.m. — Traffic violations — Eklutna Park Lane/Terrace
11:25 a.m. — Burglary — Breckenridge Drive
10:23 p.m. — Traffic collision — N. Eagle River
Friday, Sept. 1
9:33 a.m. — Traffic violations — Old Glenn
4:52 p.m. — Vehicle tampering — S. Juanita
8:20 p.m. — Assault — Nunivak Circle
11:41 p.m. — DWLS — S. Juanita/Old Glenn
Saturday, Sept. 2
5:54 a.m. — Escape — Hesterberg Road
11:20 a.m. — Theft — Old Glenn
2:44 p.m. — Theft — Old Glenn
6:39 p.m. — Burglary — Old Glenn
Sunday, Sept. 3
12:06 a.m. — Threats — Beverly Avenue
12:08 a.m. — Disturbance — Glacier Park
12:34 a.m. — Assault — Business Boulevard
1:03 a.m. — DWLS — Glenn Highway
4:37 a.m. — Misuse of plates — Yosemite Drive
8:07 a.m. — Fraud — Business Boulevard
2:55 p.m. — Burglary — Citation Road
5:17 p.m. — Traffic collision — Leprechan Drive
10 p.m. — Theft — Chichagof Loop
Monday, Sept. 4
12:16 a.m. — DWLS — S. Birchwood Loop
12:41 a.m. — Disturbance — Mountainside Drive
1:09 a.m. — Traffic collision — Glenn Highway
3:21 a.m. — OUI — Lake Hill Drive
10:09 a.m. — Vehicle tampering (2x) — Andreanof Drive
11:37 a.m. — Theft — Old Glenn
11:26 p.m. — Warrant — Eagle River Road
11:45 p.m. — Drugs — Artillery Road