BRIEFS: Police seek 2 in separate Eagle River assaults;

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 14:53
  • Denise Stewart-Philip (photo courtesy APD)
  • Joseph LaFlamme (photo courtesy APD)

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 Jan. 2 at around 10:09 p.m., police were called to Centerfield Drive for a report that Joseph LaFlamme, 35, of Anchorage went to his wife’s home in Eagle River, where he allegedly punched her in the face more than once following an argument over a phone. Police said the woman had visible injuries and that there were two children in the room when the alleged assault occurred.

LaFlamme was not around when police arrived. During their investigation, APD learned he had conditions of release from a previous child neglect case that barred him from having any contact with the children.

Police obtained a warrant for LaFlamme’s arrest on charges of domestic violence assault, family violence and violation of conditions of release with no bail. He is also wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for a November, 2017 assault. As of Tuesday, Jan. 16 LaFlamme was still at large.


On Jan. 1 just after midnight, police received a report a man and woman were standing outside an apartment complex when the man allegedly fired a handgun more than once in the direction of the Old Glenn Highway. APD said the couple then got into a pickup truck and drove off.


On Jan. 2, police received a report a man and his juvenile daughter got into an argument over a cell phone, which police said was broken during a struggle. APD said there was no probable cause to make an arrest.


On Jan. 8 at around 7:45 p.m., police contacted a man who said he had been assaulted by his roommate, Denise Stewart-Philip, 41, of Chugiak. The man said he was sitting in the driver’s side of his vehicle having an argument with Stewart-Philip, who was standing outside the driver’s side window. The man told police Stewart-Philip tried to reach in and grab the keys and at some point kicked him in the face. Officers obtained a no-bail warrant for her arrest on assault charges. As of Tuesday, Jan. 16 she was still being sought by police.


On Jan. 11 at around 1:20 a.m., an APD officer spotted a white GMC pickup driving on the Glenn Highway well below the speed limit. Police said the officer ran the vehicle’s license plate, which came back as belonging to a Pontiac Firebird. The officer tried to stop the vehicle near Hiland Road, but the driver instead drove to the South Eagle River exit and didn’t pull over until reaching Ashley Park Lane in downtown Eagle River.

Police contacted the driver, Franklin R. Redd, 39, of Eagle River, and found he had an extraditable warrant out of Georgia and that the pickup he was driving was reported stolen. The officer also reported he could see a bag of methamphetamine in plain view between the driver’s seat and door.

Redd was arrested on the warrant and additionally charged with first-degree vehicle theft, second-degree theft, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and failure to stop at the direction of a police officer.


On Jan. 11 at around 8:23 p.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle for driving 82 MPH on the Glenn Highway and arrested the driver, Joseph T. Lorenzen, 36, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.


On Jan. 12 at around 12:06 p.m., police received a call from someone who told them they saw a driver drinking from a bottle of alcohol while driving through the Taco Bell drive-thru. Officers responded to the area, located the vehicle, and arrested driver Shawn J. Southall, 46, of Stebbins for operating under the influence and driving while license revoked.


On Jan. 15, police received a report that a “mentally-challenged” woman may have been prostituted out by her boyfriend. Police contacted the woman, who told them she had broken up with the man and that she’d refused to sleep with the men he wanted her to. The woman told police she didn’t need their help and APD said there was no evidence any crime was committed.


Anchorage Police Department blotter items for Jan. 9-15, 2018:

Tuesday, Jan. 9

No events reported

Wednesday, Jan. 10

6:40 a.m. — Traffic collision — Artillery Road

10:14 a.m. — Theft — Old Glenn

5:24 p.m. — Traffic collision — Artillery Road

Thursday, Jan. 11

1:20 a.m. — Drugs — E. Eagle River Loop

7:03 a.m. — Traffic violations — McManus Road

7:45 a.m. — Traffic violations — Henkins/Old Glenn

12:19 p.m. — Assault — Old Glenn

2:07 p.m. — Traffic collision — Farm/Old Glenn

5:05 p.m. — Traffic collision — Eklutna Village Road

6:09 p.m. — Theft — Easy Street

8 p.m. — Disturbance — Home Place

8:23 p.m. — OUI — E. Eagle River Loop

Friday, Jan. 12

10 a.m. — Burglary — Tedrow Drive

12:06 p.m. — OUI — Business Boulevard

2:59 p.m. — Traffic violations — Arctic Valley Road

6:59 p.m. — Traffic collision — Cross/Old Glenn

10:01 p.m. — Traffic collision — Eagle River/E. Eagle River Loop

11:44 p.m. — Disturbance — N. Lowrie

Saturday, Jan. 13

1:29 a.m. — Warrant — N. Parkview Terrace

8:10 a.m. — OUI — Eklutna Village Road

9:32 a.m. — Traffic collision — E. Eagle River Loop

1:02 p.m. — Trespassing — Koso Drive

3:52 p.m. — Traffic collision — Arctic Valley Road

4:43 p.m. — Traffic collision — Eagle River Drive/Laoana Road

5:29 p.m. — Traffic collision — Glenn Highway

5:41 p.m. — Traffic collision — Glenn Highway

9:38 p.m. — Disturbance — Park Place Street

11:36 p.m. — Warrant — Buttermilk Way

Sunday, Jan. 14

8:39 p.m. — Traffic collision — Arctic Valley Road

Monday, Jan. 15

1:12 a.m. — Misuse of plates — Eagle River Road

12:15 p.m. — Prostitution — Centerfield Drive

10:40 p.m. — Drugs — Business Boulevard

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