Cops called after security camera catches neighbor urinating off front porch
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 July 30 at around 9:49 a.m., police were called to a residence on Galloway Loop for a report of indecent exposure that allegedly took place six days prior. According to police, a resident told them their security camera caught a neighbor urinating into the bushes outside his own front door. Police said no charges have been filed.
Elderly man upset with gym machine use
On Aug. 3 at around 10 a.m. police were called to the Alaska Club for a report of an assault. According to police, a man said he sat down at an unoccupied squat machine when another customer — an elderly man — told the man he didn’t want him using the machine, knocked the machine user’s headphones off and punched him in the head.
“Due to the suspect being a small elderly male, the victim was not injured,” wrote police, who said no charges had been filed.
Vehicles make late-night getaways
On Aug. 3 at around midnight, an APD officer tried to pull over a sedan for speeding on the Glenn Highway. Instead of stopping, the vehicle sped off and the officer discontinued the pursuit, police said.
On Aug. 4 at around midnight, an APD officer tried to pull over a Dodge Durango for speeding on the Glenn Highway. Instead of stopping, the vehicle sped off and the officer discontinued the pursuit, police said.
Wasilla man arrested for impaired driving
On Aug. 4 at around 12:46 a.m., police dispatch received a report of a silver Acura unable to maintain its lane. An officer arrived and allegedly witnessed the vehicle weaving and speeding, so he pulled the vehicle over, police said. The officer arrested Daniel O. Coronado, 30, of Wasilla for operating under the influence.
Houston man arrested for driving drunk with handgun in cup holder
On Aug. 4 at around 12:17 a.m. police dispatch received a call about a driver who was allegedly tailgating and trying to run people off the Glenn Highway. Police said they responded and pulled over a Nissan van. According to APD, the responding officers saw a handgun in the cup holder next to the driver, who was identified as Jacob A. Sayen, 31, of Houston. Sayen was arrested for operating under the influence and misconduct involving weapons for being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
Local cat down to eight lives
On Aug. 4 at around 12:41 p.m. police said they received a call from a man on Crabtree Street who said his cat had been shot in the head while he was away. Police did not say what kind of gun is believed to have been used in the attack; a spokesperson said the cat would need surgery but was expected to survive its injury.