17 years ago this week
Vandals leave trail of destruction
The Anchorage Police Department was seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects after approximately 40 vehicles were damaged during a vandalism spree in Eagle River.
Police said they believed vandals drove around Eagle River with a BB or pellet gun, taking out windows in a seemingly random swath of town that included Eaglewood, Brendlewood and Heritage Court subdivisions.
Total damages were estimated at more than $20,000.
Jerry Brookshier’s Ford Bronco had its left side window broken. He appeared in a front page photo peering out a gaping hole through the shot-out window.
“It’s a terrible thing to do,” he told the Star.
Begich moves up on Assembly
After serving nearly 10 years on the governing body, Anchorage Assembly chair Craig Campbell of Eagle River attended his final assembly meeting as a member at a swearing-in ceremony for incoming members. Campbell was barred from running for another term because of term limits. Chugiak Senior Center executive director Ted Carlson replaced Campbell on the assembly.
East Anchorage assemblyman Mark Begich – the assembly’s senior member – succeeded Campbell as chair.