POLICE BRIEFS: Late-night skateboard robbery reported
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 Aug. 19 at around midnight, police received a report of a skateboard robbery on the Old Glenn Highway.
According to police, two teens said they were walking on the sidewalk across from Carl’s Jr. when they were approached by two males in a vehicle. Police said the driver — described as a white male — stayed inside the vehicle while a suspect — described by police as a black male — got out and demanded money from the teens. Police said one of the teens told the man he didn’t have any money, at which point the man took the teen’s skateboard, got back into the vehicle, and drove off
Expired plates lead to arrest
On Aug. 16 at around 11 p.m., an APD officer pulled over a Dodge pickup truck near the intersection of North Eagle River Loop and the Old Glenn for expired plates. The officer reported that prior to the vehicle pulling over, it drove onto a sidewalk. The driver, Brett W. Siegel, 30, of Eagle River was arrested for operating under the influence.
Burglary call unfounded
On Aug. 17 at around 9:50 a.m., police responded to an apartment complex on Crested Butte Drive for a report of people breaking in and removing items. After an investigation, police determined the people were former residents who were retrieving personal belongings.
Break-in leaves mayhem
On Aug. 18 at around 2:19 a.m., police received a report that someone had forced open a locked window to get into a residence on Easy Street. Once inside, police said the burglars upended, broke and stole several items.
Garage bandits making the rounds
On Aug. 17 at around 2:49 p.m., police received a report that someone had gotten into two unlocked vehicles at a residence on Yellowstone Drive. Among the items taken, police said, was a garage door opener, which the thieves used to get into the garage and enter another vehicle inside. Police said nothing appeared to have been taken from the vehicle or the garage, and the intruders did not appear to have entered the main part of the home.
On Aug. 20 at around 2:03 a.m., police received a report that someone broke into a garage on Dee Lane and stole several items. According to police, the suspect broke into an unlocked vehicle in the driveway and stole a garage door opener — which was then used to get into the garage.
Friend makes off with car, wallet
At just after midnight on Aug. 14, police received a report that a 1997 Plymouth Breeze had been stolen from a man on Delores Drive while he was asleep. Police said the owner of the car believes his car, keys and wallet were taken by a friend who was staying with him. As of Monday, the vehicle had not been recovered.
Anchorage Police Department Chugiak-Eagle River area blotter items for Aug. 13-19:
Monday, Aug. 13
6 p.m. - Traffic collision - Artillery Road
9:09 p.m. - Disturbance - Werre Street
Tuesday, Aug. 14
12:01 a.m. - Stolen vehicle - Delores Drive
3:04 a.m. - Warrant - E. Lake Ridge
10 a.m. - Theft - Monastery Drive
4:30 p.m. - Warrant - Centerfield Drive
4:30 p.m. - Traffic violations - Lake Street
10 p.m. - Theft - Sambar Loop
11:09 p.m. - Traffic collision - Artillery/Glenn
11:51 p.m. - Disturbance - Four Wheel Drive
Wednesday, Aug. 15
12:25 a.m. - Theft - Sampson Drive
2:45 a.m. - Theft - Sambar Loop
7:06 a.m. - Traffic collision - E. Eagle River Loop
8:49 a.m. - Traffic collision - Glenn Highway
9:08 a.m. - Traffic collision - Glenn Highway
3:39 p.m. - Assault - Hesterberg Road
4:13 p.m. - Warrant - Chain of Rock Street
Thursday, Aug. 16
9:23 a.m. - Theft - Old Glenn
9:36 p.m. - Warrant - Old Glenn
11:03 p.m. - DUI - N. Eagle River Loop
Friday, Aug. 17
9:50 a.m. - Vandalism - Malaspina Street
2:49 p.m. - Burglary - Yellowstone Drive
3:24 p.m. - Vandalism - Crested Butte Drive
4:07 p.m. - Traffic collision - N. Eagle River Loop
Saturday, Aug. 18
2:19 a.m. - Burglary - Easy Street
3:25 a.m. - Warrant - S. Birchwood Loop
11:55 a.m. - Traffic collision - Old Glenn/Schroeder
5:44 p.m. - Disturbance - Starner Steet
Sunday, Aug. 19
12:03 a.m. - Robbery - Old Glenn
2:03 a.m. - Burglary - Dee Lane