Anchorage Police Briefs from the April 18 edition

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 09:47

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.

Man arrested for burglary

On April 9 at around 3:33 a.m. police were called to Fire Lake RV Storage for a report of a burglary in progress. Police said that when officers arrived, they spotted Preston Y. Johnson, 33, of Eagle River running in the fenced yard. Officers chased Johnson down and arrested him in a nearby wooded lot. Police said they found a newly cut hole in the fence and bolt cutters near the scene.

Johnson was arrested on charges of second-degree trespass, fourth-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest.

Window broken

On April 8 at around 7:47 a.m. police were called for a report of a broken window at Eagle River Wellness. Police said it did not appear anyone had entered the building.

Wire stolen

On April 8 at around 9 a.m. police received a report that copper wire had been stolen from the yard of Hilltop Recycling. The case is pending.

Pair separated

On April 9 at around 11:50 p.m. police were called to a residence on S. Juanita Loop for a disturbance and found a man and woman who were both intoxicated had gotten into an argument. Police said there wasn’t enough evidence to charge either with a crime and the two agreed to separate for the night.

Woman arrested on drug charge

On April 12 at around 9:56 p.m. police were called by a citizen who said a black Chevy pickup was unable to maintain its lane or speed. Police pulled the vehicle over near Lake Hill Drive and conducted field sobriety tests on the driver, Shayna R. Beltran, 27, of Anchorage. Police said Beltran passed the field sobriety tests but was found to be in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia and was charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Man arrested for DUI

On April 14 at around 2:34 a.m. police were called for a report that a man was trying to drive away from the Homestead Lounge while intoxicated in a Red Kia. Officers stopped the vehicle nearby and arrested Keith S. Zobel, 21, of Wasilla for operating under the influence.

Juvenile out of control

On April 14 at around 2:40 a.m. police were called to a residence on Yellowstone Drive for “reports of an intoxicated juvenile being out of control.” Police said they determined the juvenile had driven a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Gun goes off

On April 14 at around 8:38 a.m. police received a report of gunfire on Ravencrest Circle and found a man inadvertently fired a shot while cleaning his handgun. There were no injuries and no charges were filed, police said.

Man reports texts

On April 14 at around 1:41 p.m. police received a report from a man who said he had received texts asking him to call his ex-wife, who has a restraining order against him. Police said the man thought he was being baited into violating the no-contact order and wanted to report that to police.

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