POLICE BEAT: Jan. 29-Feb. 4
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.
A woman went to her boyfriend’s residence to collect personal items on Feb. 3. The boyfriend is currently incarcerated and there is another couple living in his home while he’s away. The victim began to crawl through the window of the home.
The couple staying there heard a noise and called out, “Who’s there?” multiple times. The victim heard the question but did not respond and continued to crawl inside. The male half of the couple sprayed the victim in the face with bear spray as he thought she was a burglar. No charges were filed.
Officers responded to a residence regarding a physical disturbance on Jan. 30 at 5:47 p.m. 27-year-old Sinasaufaiga Ioane of Eagle River got into a physical altercation with her girlfriend. Ioane strangled and punched her girlfriend causing visible injuries. Ioane broke several items including a cell phone to keep her girlfriend from calling police. Ioane, who was intoxicated, was arrested and charged with DV Criminal Mischief III, Assault IV, Assault II and Interference in Reporting a DV Crime.
An apartment manager checked on an apartment that was being remodeled (the apartment is within 500-feet of an elementary school). When the manager entered, he found drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. 39-year-old Franklin R. Redd of Eagle River was arrested and charged with two counts of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance II (one of the counts was for the proximity to the school).
Gone in 60 seconds
A vehicle owner was retrieving items from the back seat of his car on Jan. 30 about 3 p.m. when a male jumped into the front seat and drove away (the vehicle was running and the keys were in the ignition).
The victim called 9-1-1; a few moments later an APD Warrants Officer saw the vehicle in the parking lot of a nearby building.
Officers blocked the stolen car in with their patrol vehicles; the suspect ran from the scene on foot. Officers followed the suspect’s tracks and located him hiding on the balcony steps. 33-year-old Robert A. Butts of Wasilla was arrested and jailed for Vehicle Theft I.
Gone in 60 Seconds, Part 2
A Dodge Durango was stolen Jan. 31 while parked in the driveway of its owner. It’s unknown if the vehicle was locked or not at the time of the theft. Less than an hour after the vehicle was reported as stolen to APD, Police Dispatch received calls regarding a Dodge Durango that had rolled on the Glenn Highway. The single occupant was seen running from the scene. The suspect was not immediately located; this case is pending.
An unknown suspect entered the laundry room of two separate apartment complex buildings on Jan. 31.
The suspect successfully stole money from the coin-operated washing machines in one of the buildings; the theft was unsuccessful in the other building. This case is still under investigation.
The vehicle owner was at a friend’s house. Someone else who was in the home at the time took the owner’s keys and stole the Chevy Silverado. The unoccupied vehicle was recovered two days later in Wasilla.
A fake $100 bill was used to pay for merchandise at Carrs. The fraudulent bill was discovered the next morning by the store manager.
The customer is wrong
An adult male went into Walmart to request a copy of store surveillance footage that showed the hit and run to his vehicle in the parking lot. When the male was told they could only give the video to APD, he “body checked” the female store employee three times before leaving. This case is pending.