11 years ago this week
Anchorage police apologized to a pair of Chugiak youngsters after a case of mistaken identity.
According to police spokesman Ron McGee, someone called police saying she saw two youngsters breaking into a home nearby through a window. Several police units responded to the scene, and when two boys exited the front door of the home, police pointed a shotgun at them and ordered them to the ground. The boys were handcuffed.
A family member of one of the boys arrived on the scene and informed police that her nephew lived in the home. The boys said they’d locked themselves out of the house. Police took off the handcuffs and apologized, McGee said.
A 22-year-old Chugiak man was charged with reckless endangerment after pointing a silver revolver at another motorist as he drove his pickup truck on the Old Glenn Highway near the Duck Pond Car Wash.
According to police, the man laughed as he pointed the gun at a Department of Motor Vehicles employee who was conducting a driving test in the vehicle beside the man’s truck. The employee called police, who tracked the truck and its occupants to the Eagle River Carrs parking lot.
There, Police said they found the occupants inside the store — buying more ammunition for what turned out to be cap guns.
Local teacher is state’s best
Chugiak High math teacher Chuck Strauss was honored as the BP Teacher of the Year for the Anchorage School District at a ceremony in Anchorage.
Strauss, who had taught at Chugiak for 14 of his 21 years in education, received a $1,500 scholarship, a $500 savings bond and a statue for earning the award.