Woman returns home to burglary in progress
Items in the Police Reports 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 March 5 at around 2 p.m. police were called by a woman who said she pulled into her home on Fish Hatchery Road and saw a man leaving her home with items in his hands. The woman told police the man left in a gray or silver sedan. Police said officers responded and cleared the home, which they found had been entered through a kicked-in back door.
Pat-down search reveals stolen gun
An Eagle River man was arrested by Anchorage police after he allegedly failed to tell officers about a stolen handgun during a pat-down search.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, Austin L. Quesenberry, 22, was stopped at around 8:24 p.m. on March 7 for having an inoperable license plate light. Police said Quesenberry told them about a handgun in a chest holder, which the officer secured.
However, police said when the officer asked Quesenberry if he had any other weapons, he said he did not. During a pat-down search, police said they found a second gun in a holster on Quesenberry’s hip. Police said a computer check found the gun was reported stolen in Wasilla in 2018.
Quesenberry was taken to the Anchorage jail on charges of second-degree theft and fifth-degree misconduct involving a weapon. He was also cited for driving while license revoked. Court records show Quesenberry was convicted of DUI in 2017 and is currently facing his second such charge for a July, 2018 incident.
Man accused of punching teen
On March 4 at just after midnight police were called to Park Place Street for a report of an assault. There, police said they found a teenager had picked up a baseball bat “with the intent of hitting his mother’s car” before another family member took the bat away. Police said after the teen was disarmed, the mother’s boyfriend, Eric S. Penetac, 38, of Eagle River allegedly bloodied the teen’s nose by punching him in the face. Penetac was charged with assault.
Man taken to hospital for drugs
On March 4 at around 7:19 p.m. police were called to David Avenue for a report of a man with a possible medical issue in a vehicle. When officer arrived, they found the man in the back seat of the vehicle. Police said the man admitted using heroin and had trouble maintaining balance and was not speaking coherently. He did not have any drugs in his possession and was taken to the hospital.
Men arrested after vehicle crashes
On March 6 at around 4:50 a.m. police were called about a vehicle driving on the Glenn Highway without its headlights on. Two minutes later, the person who called said the vehicle had crashed into the center median. Police arrived and found a gray Chevy SUV had struck a sign in the median. The driver of the vehicle, Deron Smith, 31, of Wasilla was arrested for operating under the influence. There were no injuries.
On March 9 at around 2:27 a.m. police were called for a report of a vehicle stuck on the side of the road near Copper Mountain Drive. Police said the caller reported the driver exited the vehicle and appeared to be intoxicated. Police arrived and found the driver, Clayton Wymer, 30, of Eagle River walking through a business parking lot. Wymer was arrested for operating under the influence.
Traffic stop results in warrant arrest
On March 7 at around 12:52 a.m. police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Pioneer Street and Shims Drive and found the driver, Antonio L. Blandino, 19, of Eagle River had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested.
Eagle River men accused of beating women
On March 9 at around 7:50 p.m. police responded to a report of a disturbance at the Eagle River Carrs. According to police, Dustin C. Chapple, 36, of Eagle River had pushed his girlfriend and forced her into the vehicle. Police said Chapple then drove to Fred Meyer, where he dragged the woman by her hair across the ground. Police said the woman was crying and screaming during the incident, which they said was witnessed by people at both Carrs and Fred Meyer. Chapple was arrested and charged with assault.
On March 9 at around 10:22 p.m. police were called to a parking lot on Eagle River Road for a report of an assault. According to police, a woman told them she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend, Rory T. M. Grant, 19, of Eagle River. She told police that during the argument Grant hit his TV, knocked over the coffee table and began throwing things around the home. Grant then allegedly threw the woman on the ground, kneed her in the thigh and dragged her out of the home. The woman — who police said had visible injuries — said she left the area and called police. Grant was arrested and charged with assault.
Family member allegedly takes Expedition
On March 11 at around 2:39 a.m. police were called for a report that a blue 1998 Ford Expedition was stolen from a residence on Berthod Way by a family member who did not have permission to drive the vehicle. As of Monday the vehicle had not been recovered, police said.