POLICE BRIEFS: Suspicious vehicles result in arrests

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 15:07

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 office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


On Oct. 14 at around 7:49 p.m., an APD officer was called to the Fred Meyer parking lot for a report that two people were passed out inside a vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, Michelle J. Wittie, 22, of Anchorage, was arrested for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.


On Oct. 15 at around 2 a.m., an APD officer stopped to check on an occupied vehicle parked after-hours in a business parking lot. The officer found the driver of the vehicle, Susan K. Hill, 57, of Chugiak, was on probation. Hill’s probation officer ordered a search of both Hill and her vehicle, which allegedly turned up cocaine. She was charged with fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.


On Oct. 13 at around 9:15 p.m., an APD officer reportedly spotted a vehicle driving on the Glenn Highway at approximately 90 MPH. The officer tried to pull over the white Dodge pick-up, but the vehicle allegedly sped up to more than 100 MPH and the officer discontinued the pursuit.


On Oct. 15 at around 6 p.m., police were called about a vehicle that had been idling at the dead-end at the corner of Old Eagle River Road and Foothill Avenue for at least 20 minutes. Officers found two people in the vehicle, including a passenger, Sheila M. Ellis, 21, of Eagle River, who allegedly showed signs of intoxication and had a bottle of alcohol next to her in the center console. Officers found Ellis was on probation for a previous domestic violence case and was not allowed to consume alcohol. She was arrested and taken to the Anchorage Jail.


On Oct. 17 just after midnight, and APD officer allegedly spotted a vehicle driving 95 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. The officer pulled over the vehicle, during which time it allegedly almost struck the guardrail. The driver of the vehicle, Doroty E. Kolerok, 41, of Palmer, allegedly gave the officer a false name and Social Security number, but the information she gave didn’t match information in the officer’s computer. The officer was eventually able to ascertain Kolerok’s true identity, at which time she was arrested for operating under the influence and providing false information. She was also cited for driving while license revoked and speeding.


On Oct. 18 at around 1:30 a.m., an APD officer stopped a vehicle on the Old Glenn Highway near North Eagle River Loop for an alleged equipment violation and issued citations to Roderick B. Sanders, 47, of Anchorage, for driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance and for not having his real license plate illuminated.

During the traffic stop, the officer discovered a passenger in the vehicle, Frances A. Haas, 53, of Palmer, was on parole. The officer contacted Haas’s parole officer, who asked the officer to search the vehicle. The search allegedly found drug paraphernalia, empty alcohol “shooter” bottles and a container that allegedly contained cocaine residue all within Haas’s reach, according to APD. Haas was charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Anchorage Police Department blotter items for Oct. 10-16, 2017:

Tuesday, Oct. 10

12:01 a.m. — Assault — Roseberry Park Drive

4:06 a.m. — Vandalism — Fire Creek Trail Drive

11:37 a.m. — Threats — W. Parkview Ter.

12 p.m. — Assault — Old Glenn

11:28 p.m. — Traffic violations — Chrystal Island Drive

11:32 p.m. — Stolen vehicle — Lake Street

11:53 p.m. — Eluding — Glenn Highway

Wednesday, Oct. 11

12:11 a.m. — Assault — Celestial Street

3:32 a.m. — Assault — Lake Street

8:32 a.m. — Traffic collision — Gina/Old Glenn

2:01 p.m. — Traffic violations — Bill Stephens Drive

2:13 p.m. — Assault — Kantishna Drive

3:30 p.m. — Warrant — Hesterberg Road

4:59 p.m. — Assault — S. Birchwood Loop

5:27 p.m. — Warrant — Brooks Loop

Thursday, Oct. 12

4:21 a.m. — Disturbance — Woodland Avenue

8:10 a.m. — Traffic violations — Lee Street

8:56 a.m. — Traffic violations — E. Eagle River Loop

9:41 a.m. — Traffic violations — Birchwood Loop

11 a.m. — Assault — Glenn Highway

6:16 p.m. — Traffic collision — Glenn Court

8:30 p.m. — Vehicle tampering — W. Parkview Terrace

10:50 p.m. — Warrant — Old Glenn

Friday, Oct. 13

12:01 a.m. — Theft — Katelyn Circle

2:48 a.m. — Traffic collision/arrest — Aurora Borealis Road

7:05 a.m. — Traffic collision — Glenn Hwy

7:23 a.m. — Traffic collision — Glenn Hwy

12:05 p.m. — Traffic violations — Ashley Park Drive

3:56 p.m. — Traffic violations — Birchwood

9:21 p.m. — Warrant — Old Glenn

11:59 p.m. — Traffic violations — Baronoff Avenue

Saturday, Oct. 14

12:12 a.m. — Traffic violations — Baronoff Avenue

3:29 a.m. — Vandalism — Beujolais Drive

3:50 a.m. — Vehicle tampering — Mammoth Circle

2:07 p.m. — Traffic collision — Artillery Drive

6 p.m. — Vehicle tampering — Kiyona Ct.

7:49 p.m. — Drugs — Old Glenn

7:49 p.m. — Theft — Old Glenn

Sunday, Oct. 15

1:57 a.m. — Drugs — Old Glenn

12:37 p.m. — Traffic collision — W. Parkview Terrace

6:05 p.m. — Violate conditions of release — Foothill Road

8:54 p.m. — Traffic collision — Regency Place

Monday, Oct. 16

6:24 p.m. — Traffic collision — Centerfield

8:15 p.m. — Traffic violations — Icefall Drive

10 p.m. — Traffic collision — Harca Court

10:10 p.m. — Traffic violations — S. Kanga Circle

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