A Chugiak man was arrested Tuesday evening after he allegedly stole a car from an Eagle River gym and led police on a car chase that ended in Seward.
According to Alaska State Troopers, at around 7:19 p.m., a Bureau of Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop a vehicle driving 111 MPH in a 65 MPH zone near Potter Marsh on the Seward Highway south of Anchorage. Instead of stopping, the Dodge Durango continued driving south for nearly 100 miles “at speeds in excess of 100 MPH,” troopers wrote in an online dispatch about the incident.
The 15-year-old from Chugiak climbed Alyeska’s North Face Trail 12 times Sunday to win the 10th Annual Alyeska Climbathon, a unique test of endurance in which climbers see how many times they can make the 2,000-foot ascent in a 10-hour day. Connelly tied the course record and beat his previous personal best by one lap.
Chugiak’s Dawson Budke, the 2016 Alaska Class 4A state high school wrestling champion at 170 pounds, reached the round of 32 over the weekend at the NHSCA National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
A locals-only contest on a busy night at Chugiak high will highlight the first round of the Cook Inlet Conference basketball tournament.
Brackets for the tournament were released early Friday morning and include a battle between the Chugiak and Eagle River girls at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8. Chugiak finished the season 10-4 in the CIC to grab the No. 3 seed, while Eagle River won its last game to go 3-11 and earn the No. 6 seed.
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping website; specific information about individual events is provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Chugiak reached the semifinals of the Cook Inlet Conference hockey tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 31, with a 7-1 win over East in a first-round clash at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.
The second-seeded Mustangs got a hat trick from John Hammer as well as goals by Andrew Beckett, Zach Plucinski, Zach Krajnik and Kyle Benson in the win, which also clinched a berth in the state tournament for Chugiak.