Cops called to auto repair shop after employees get into fight over the radio
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 April 6 at around 11:36 a.m. police were called to the Eagle River Midas for a report of an altercation between two coworkers. According to police, the two men got into an argument over one of them turning off the radio.
“The disturbance turned physical,” police wrote. “A coworker pulled the two apart but the fight started up again a few moments later.”
Police said Chugiak’s Andrew J. Baldwin, 27, was charged with assault after it was determined he was the primary aggressor.
Gun, purse stolen from car at trailhead
On April 1 at around 8 p.m. police received a report that a handgun and purse were stolen from a Toyota 4Runner parked at the North Fork Eagle River trailhead. Police said the credit cards in the purse were later used at a business but reported no arrests.
Man arrested for mischief
On April 2 at around 12:43 a.m. police said a woman went to a neighbor’s house on the Old Glenn Highway to ask for help. According to police, the woman’s son, Dominic H. Green, 52, was intoxicated and had broken a radio and kicked holes in the wall. Green was arrested for criminal mischief.
On April 2 at around 4:29 p.m. police said they received a report that a window on a cabin on Davidson Drive had been broken and the interior ransacked. Police said it was not known if anything was stolen.
Police make DUI arrest
On April 6 at around 6:17 a.m. police dispatch received a call about a vehicle swerving on the Glenn Highway. Police stopped a Dodge Journey near the Eklutna exit and arrested Pila F. Patu, 23, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.
Man arrested for throwing pizza box
On April 6 at around 8:45 p.m. police were called to a residence on N. Parkview Terrace for a report of domestic violence. According to police, Richard D. Gardis, 44, dropped off his young daughter at his estranged wife’s house. During the visit, Gardis allegedly got into a fight with the woman and threw a pizza box at her while she was holding the girl, causing visible injures to the woman’s face. Gardis was arrested on charges of assault and family violence.
Juvenile arrested for brandishing knife
On April 7 at around 2:47 a.m. police said they responded to a disturbance on Starner Street involving a juvenile and several adults. Police said that during the argument, the juvenile brandished a knife. There were no injuries and the juvenile was arrested with charges forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Gun shots reported
On April 7 at around 9:30 p.m. police received a call from someone in the area of Raven Drive who said they heard yelling followed by two gunshots. Police said they searched the area but couldn’t find anything amiss or anyone else who heard anything.