POLICE BEAT: Road rage escalates after attempted apology

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:01

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.

The victim of an assault was driving to a friend’s house around 1:26 p.m. on Feb. 13 when he inadvertently cut off a green Ford truck in traffic. The driver of the truck followed the victim to a residence. The driver of the truck was cussing and yelling at the victim.

The victim saw the suspect pull into a driveway nearby. The victim drove to the suspect’s residence and rolled down his window to apologize. The suspect walked up to the victim and punched the victim in the face. Police have not yet made contact with the suspect and the case is still pending.

Revenge porn lead to arrest

A 28-year-old Eagle River man was arrested on Feb. 18 and charged with harassment after he sent an explicit photo of his estranged wife to a male friend of hers.

Not lovin’ it

McDonald’s received two fraudulent bills on two separate days. The first was a $50 bill passed during a transaction at the drive-through window. The second was a $10 bill passed by a customer who did not realize he was in possession of the fake money. That second customer left his name and phone number for police. Both cases are still pending.

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That’s my purse

The victim left her purse in an acquaintance’s vehicle on Feb. 12. While the victim was inside a residence speaking to someone, the acquaintance drove away with the purse still in the car. The suspect threw the purse out of the vehicle window, which was recovered, but some items were removed from the purse prior to it being discarded. This case is pending.

Repeat offender

An officer removed license plates on Feb. 13 at 3:30 a.m. from a parked vehicle that were not assigned to that car. On at least two previous occasions the vehicle displayed plates on it that did not belong.

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B&E

Someone broke into a rental house through a kitchen window on Feb. 13 around 12:41 p.m. The window was damaged and some items were stolen from inside. This case is still pending.

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Attempted B&E

Someone damaged the rear door of Mike’s Music in an attempt to gain access to the business on Feb. 13. Entry was unsuccessful.

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Parking lot tussle

Two males got into a physical confrontation in the Carrs parking lot around 2:09 p.m. on Feb. 17. It appears the incident was related to a court case in which one of the males was involved and the other is friends with the other party in the case. No charges were filed. No medical treatment was required.

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Teen trouble

A man was walking his dog when a group of teens began a verbal argument with him around 3:35 p.m. on Feb. 17. As the teens drove away, one of them yelled a threat to the dog walker. The teens were contacted but it could not be determined which one made the threat.

Carpet baggers

A door had been removed from the frame of a residence. The victims screwed a carpet into the doorframe with the intention of replacing the door the next day. When the victims arrived to replace the door, they discovered the carpet had been torn down and items had been stolen from inside.

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