APD: Walmart shoplifter pulls knife, gets arrested

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 09:58

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.

Shoplifter faces assault charge

On July 14 at around 5:19 p.m., police were called to the Eagle River Walmart for an aggressive shoplifter. Police said they talked to Walmart personnel, who told them a man and woman in the store took a gym bag off the shelf and started filling it with items. Police said security told them they confronted the couple, at which point the man pulled out a knife before dropping the bag and leaving.

Police said they arrested Jamal H. Jenkins, 40, as he was walking on the sidewalk outside the store and charged him with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault and violating conditions of release. The woman with Jenkins was identified as Erica S. Marinay, 36, of Anchorage; she was arrested and jailed on an outstanding warrant.

Home burgled

On July 16 at around 10:40 a.m., police received a report that someone entered the unlocked back door of a home on Vasili Drive and stole several items while the homeowner was away.

Property line dispute

On July 17 at around 2:12 p.m., police received a report of a verbal dispute over a property line between two people on Annie Pear Circle in Chugiak. Police said one person pulled a handgun, but didn’t point it at anyone and there was not enough probable cause to file charges.

Motorcycle recovered, reported stolen

On July 17 at around 6:37 a.m., someone called police to report a man trying to jump start a motorcycle on Mercy Drive. Police said the men who were with the motorcycle and another vehicle fled the scene before police arrived; officers said they then seized the vehicles for safekeeping.

The next day, police received a report that a motorcycle theft had been discovered at Team CC when an employee noticed a hole had been cut in a chain link fence and the bike dragged through. No arrests have been made.

Tahoe taken

On July 18 at around 3 a.m., a locked Chevy Tahoe with a debit card inside was reported stolen from the Eagle River Microtel. Police said the debit card was fraudulently used and officers were told to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle.

Later that morning, an officer spotted the vehicle on the 6400 block of Rockridge Drive in Anchorage, according to APD. Police said the officer tried to stop the Tahoe, but discontinued the chase due to the suspect’s dangerous driving. As of July 24 the vehicle had not been recovered.

Police said a separate vehicle found on Rockridge was found with license plates that didn’t belong to it, so they confiscated them as evidence.

Mischief reported

On July 19 at around 1:41 a.m., police were called to Rusticate Drive, where they found Alvin W. Sexton lying in a driveway claiming to have been hit by a car driven by his girlfriend. However, police said their investigation found Sexton and his girlfriend had been drinking at a different residence when he jumped on her car and hit it, injuring his hands. Sexton was arrested and charged with criminal mischief.


On July 19 at around 9:14 p.m., an officer stopped a Volkswagen for allegedly speeding and failing to maintain its lane and subsequently arrested Austin L. Quesenberry, 21, of Eagle River for operating under the influence.

Pickup disappears

On July 20 at around 6:30 p.m., police received a report that a locked 2006 red GMC pickup with no keys inside had been stolen from the parking lot near Shine’s Restaurant. As of Monday, the truck had not been recovered.


Anchorage Police Department blotter items for July 16-22:

Monday, July 16

12:51 a.m. - Eluding - E. Eagle River Loop

6:38 a.m. - Traffic collision - Kantishna Drive

10:40 a.m. - Burglary - Vasili Drive

1:25 p.m. - Disturbance - S. Birchwood Loop

Tuesday, July 17

6:37 a.m. - Disturbance - Mercy Drive

9:08 a.m. - Warrant - Meadow Creek Drive

11:05 a.m. - Burglary - Snowmobile Lane

12:37 p.m. - Warrant - Old Glenn

2:12 p.m. - Weapons misconduct - Annie Pearl Circle

2:55 p.m. - Traffic violations - Upper Skyline

4:01 p.m. - Traffic violations - Business Boulevard

5 p.m. - Traffic violations - N. Eagle River

10:38 p.m. - Weapons misconduct - Arctic Valley Road

11:50 p.m. - Warrant - Business Boulevard

Wednesday, July 18

1:07 a.m. - Warrant - Business Boulevard

1:35 a.m. - Traffic collision - S. Birchwood Loop

3 a.m. - Stolen vehicle - Old Glenn

6:38 a.m. - Eluding - Old Glenn

6:25 p.m. - Traffic violations - Kiloana Circle

8:15 p.m. - Traffic violations - MacLaren Street

Thursday, July 19

1:41 a.m. - Vandalism - Rusticate Drive

6:30 a.m. - Theft - Teal Circle

7:10 a.m. - Traffic violations - Stewart Mountain Drive

12 p.m. - Traffic violations - Songbird Drive

2:19 p.m. - Vandalism - Old Glenn

2:45 p.m. - Traffic violations - Birchwood Loop

7:57 p.m. - Disturabance - Adams Lane

9:14 p.m. - DUI - Eagle River Loop

9:40 p.m. - Theft - Harry McDonald Road

10 p.m. - Theft - Old Glenn

10 p.m. - Theft - Charmley Circle

10:15 p.m. -Traffic collision - HIland/Eagle River Loop

Friday, July 20

3:02 a.m. - Driving while license revoked - Business Boulevard

3:25 a.m. - Traffic collision - Glenn Highway

11:31 a.m. - Warrant - Hesterberg Road

6:30 p.m. - Stolen vehicle - Old Glenn

8 p.m. - Theft - Old Glenn

Saturday, July 21

1:50 p.m. - Traffic collision - Eklutna Village Road

5:39 p.m. - Traffic collision - Cross/Old Glenn

9:45 p.m. - Vehicle tampering - Old Glenn

Sunday, July 22

6:27 p.m. - Disturbance - Centerfield Drive

8:30 p.m. - Theft - Old Glenn

8:44 p.m. - Traffic collision - E. Eagle River Loop

11:42 p.m. - Disturbance - St. Lawrence Circle

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