Eagle River teen arrested after report of shots fired

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 07:07
  • Anchorage Police Department vehicles sit outside the Justin Wollam police substation in Eagle River. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

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 Dec. 22 at around 10 p.m., police were called to End Street for a report of shots fired. When they arrived, police said they discovered a vehicle with two people inside had fired shots into the air toward a home. The driver of the vehicle, Justin S. Vanderlooven, 21, of Eagle River was arrested for operating under the influence. The passenger, Savannah Briggs, 19, of Eagle River, was arrested for second-degree misconduct involving a weapon and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon. Police said they recovered the gun.

Briggs was released on a $1,500 unsecured performance bond and Vanderlooven was released on his own recognizance.

Man allegedly assaulted two women

On Dec. 22 at around 3:37 a.m., police were called to a residence on Regency Drive for a report of a fight between three roommates. Police said two women inside reportedly tried to leave the residence during an argument with Sean R. Proctor, 36. Police said Proctor was intoxicated and prevented the women from leaving by unplugging an overhead garage door so they could not drive away. Police said when one of the women stood on a chair to plug the garage door opener back in, Proctor allegedly kicked the chair out from under her.

Police said the three then returned to the home, where Proctor allegedly pushed the same woman to the floor. When the other woman stepped in, Proctor allegedly grabbed her and smashed her head into a wall, causing “visible injuries.”

Police said Proctor had left the home by the time they arrived, and only one of the woman was cooperative with police. A warrant was issued for Proctor’s arrest, and he was later taken into custody on a misdemeanor assault charge. Proctor was released on a $250 cash performance bond.

Stolen vehicle abandoned in snowbank

On Dec. 22 at around 6:48 a.m., police received a report that a tan 1999 Ford Expedition had been stolen from a driveway at a home on Town Park Circle. The next afternoon, the vehicle was found abandoned and stuck in a snowbank in the parking lot of the Eagle River Boys and Girls Club.

Burglaries reported

On Dec. 19 at around 11:45 a.m., police said they received a report that someone had forced open a locked door at an apartment on Easy Street and stole several items while the resident was away.

On Dec. 22 at around 9 a.m., police received a report that someone had broken into All Seasons Clothing Company on the Old Glenn Highway and stole several items.

Assault claim unsubstantiated

On Dec. 18, police were called about a possible assault on End Street in which a man thought his sister had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Police said they determined there had been no assault.

Citizen calls result in arrest

On Dec. 19 at around 6:21 p.m., police received several calls about a vehicle swerving “all over the road.” Police said officers located the white Ford pickup in the Eagle River Carrs parking lot and arrested the driver, Scott J. Gundlach, 57, of Wasilla for felony operating under the influence for having at least two priors, driving without a court-ordered ignition interlock device and driving with a revoked license. Gundlach was released on a $250 cash performance bond.

Man arrested for domestic violence

On Dec. 21 at around 10 p.m., police were called to a residence on Rock Ptarmigan Street for a report of an assault. Police said they arrested Darren E. Hegner, 28, of Chugiak for assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend while the couple was drinking. Hegner was released on a $500 unsecured performance bond.

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