POLICE BRIEFS: Man arrested on drunk driving, weapons, child neglect charges
Staff reports via APD
Note: Items in the Police Beat 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 Saturday, Sept. 9 at around 8:38 p.m., an APD officer stopped a vehicle on the Glenn Highway for allegedly driving 85 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. According to police, the vehicle contained two adults and three children, as well as a gun case with two firearms inside. The driver of the vehicle, Tremayne L. Williams, 25, of Anchorage, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs, child neglect, and being drunk in possession of a firearm.
On Saturday, Sept. 9 at around 9:51 p.m., police took a report that a window was broken at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chugiak.
On Sunday, Sept. 10 at around 3:48 a.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle that allegedly sped past his car driving in the same direction on the Glenn Highway. Police said the officer activated his lights and sirens, but wasn’t able to pull the driver over until lighting up the car with his spotlight. After pulling the vehicle over, the officer arrested Rachel A. Ayaprun, 24, of Wasilla, for operating under the influence.
On Sunday, Sept. 10 at around 11:52 p.m., an APD officer watched a black Chevy Tahoe back into a parked car. The officer shined his spotlight on the Tahoe, which he reported nearly struck the patrol car. The officer activated his vehicle’s lights and sirens, but the Tahoe sped off and “blew a stop sign,” according to police. The officer broke off the chase for safety reasons; the case is pending.
On Monday, Sept. 11, police were informed a fake $10 bill had been used in the self check-out line at Walmart.
On Monday, Sept. 11 at around 10:08 p.m., police were called to a residence on Park Drive for a report an intoxicated man had been in a physical altercation with his adult female roommate. According to a police account, the man was pulled off the roommate by another male roommate, at which time the man who started the fight allegedly bit the one trying to break it up. Police said the man who broke up the fight had small cuts on his arm but did not want medical attention or to press charges against his roommate.
On Tuesday, Sept. 12 at around 6:50 a.m., police were contacted by a man on Park Drive who said he was walking on the road and a vehicle allegedly tried to hit him. Police said the man was heavily intoxicated, became belligerent with them and could not describe the driver of the vehicle that allegedly tried to hit him.
On Thursday, Sept. 14 at around 10:20 a.m., police were called by adult probation officers who were following a vehicle they believed was being driven by a woman — later identified as Jessyca K. Francy, 40, of Wasilla — who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant. An APD officer got behind the vehicle and activated his lights and sirens, but the vehicle sped up and didn’t pull over. The officer broke off his pursuit when the vehicle headed into Palmer. Probation officers continued to follow the vehicle.
As of Tuesday, Sept. 19, Francy was still wanted on the original warrant, was well as new warrants for eluding and failure to stop at the direction of a police officer.
On Thursday, Sept. 14 at around 10:39 a.m., a school resource officer responded to Eagle River High for a report from a parent who said several neighborhood kids were playing in his yard the day before when one of the kids “began swinging a baseball bat at some of the others, narrowly missing at least one of them,” police said. The parent took the bat from the child and no injuries were reported. The parent told police he wanted to document the incident in case something else happened. The parent of the juvenile who was allegedly swinging the bat was also notified.
On Friday, Sept. 15 at around 1:47 p.m., police responded to a residence off Fish Hatchery Road for a report of a disturbance involving a vehicle. According to police, a man reported loaning his truck to another man the week before, but said when he went to retrieve it, the man he loaned it to wouldn’t give the vehicle back. The man in possession of the vehicle allegedly pushed the original owner, which is when the cops were called.
Police said the second man told them he traded a cell phone for the vehicle. Neither man turned out to be the registered owner, and neither had any paperwork in their possession to show ownership. Police said they impounded the vehicle for safekeeping until a registered owner can be located or one of the men can produce proof of ownership.
Anchorage Police Department blotter items for Sept. 7-15, 2017:
Thursday, Sept. 7
8:45 a.m. — Traffic violations — Blue Spruce Avenue
12:33 p.m. — Warrant — Hesterberg Road
8:36 p.m. — Warrant — Old Glenn
8:41 p.m. — Traffic violations — Artillery Road
10:51 p.m. – Warrant — Mirror Lake Drive
Friday, Sept. 8
3:47 a.m. — Traffic violations — Old Glenn
8:34 a.m. — Theft — Broadwater Drive
11:07 a.m. — Warrant — Dogsled Court
8:01 p.m. — Disturbance — Old Glenn
10:12 p.m. — Escape — Hesterberg Road
Saturday, Sept. 9
4:30 a.m. — DWLS — Old Glenn
3:20 p.m. — Traffic collision — Old Glenn
8:38 p.m. — DUI — Glenn Highway
9:51 p.m. — Vandalism — Old Glenn
Sunday, Sept. 10
1:31 a.m. — DWLS — Glenn Highway
3:48 a.m. — DUI — Old Glenn
10:43 a.m. — Warrant — Sleepy Circle
1:12 p.m. — Traffic violations — E. Eagle River Loop
10:43 p.m. — Threats — Centerfield Drive
11:52 p.m. — Eluding — Cross/Old Glenn
Monday, Sept. 11
11:23 a.m. — Fraud — Eagle River Road
10:08 p.m. — Disturbance — Park Drive
Tuesday, Sept. 12
6:50 a.m. — Assault — Park Drive
1:19 p.m. — DWLS — N. Juanita Loop
9:05 p.m. — Traffic violations — Aurora Street
11:30 p.m. — Traffic violations — Clear Falls Circle
11:39 p.m. — Disturbance — First Street
Wednesday, Sept. 13
1:20 a.m. — Traffic collision — Glenn Highway
12:35 p.m. — Traffic collision — Old Glenn
Thursday, Sept. 14
3:50 a.m. — Warrant — Old Glenn
9:07 a.m. — Traffic violations — E. Eagle River Loop
10:20 a.m. — Eluding — E. Eagle River Loop
10:39 a.m. — Assault — Old Eagle River Road
5:13 p.m. — Disturbance — Old Glenn
6:01 p.m. — Warrant — Meadow Creek Drive
8:04 p.m. — Disturbance — Dels/Old Glenn
Friday, Sept. 15
6:49 a.m. — Traffic collision — Glenn Highway
7:27 a.m. — Traffic collision — Old Glenn
11:39 a.m. — Traffic collision — Coronado Road
1:47 p.m. — Disturbance — Fish Hatchery/Harold Lo Road