POLICE BEAT: Low-riding pants lead to gas station cop call

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 18:32

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.

Two males got into a verbal argument at a gas station over one of them wearing their pants low on Feb. 21. Male #1 threw a snowball at male #2 but missed. Male #1 told the responding officers that male #2 almost hit him with a vehicle as male #2 was driving out of the parking lot. This case is still pending. The report did not indicate which male had the pants low.

Van down, man down

Police Dispatch was contacted by a person who stated an intoxicated individual had pulled into her driveway; she did not know who this person was. Officers arrived and located 34-year-old Daniel L. McQuillan of Eagle River passed out in the driver’s seat of his van. Officers had to loudly knock on the door several times before McQuillan woke up. He was ultimately charged with Operating Under the Influence.


While skiing during recess at Fire Lake Elementary School on Feb. 21, one student threatened another student with a ski pole; there were no injuries. The incident was reported to both the School Resource Officer and to school officials who are handling the situation.

Domestic violence

While intoxicated, 34-year-old Jessica M. Cantrell of Chugiak physically assaulted her husband while their juvenile children were in the home around 9:58 p.m. on Feb. 21. The victim had visible injuries. Jessica had also torn the victim’s clothing and knocked a picture off the wall. Jessica was arrested and charged with Assault, Criminal Mischief V, and Family Violence.

Drinking and rolling

While traveling south on the Glenn Highway around 1:47 a.m. on Feb. 23 just past the overpass for the Palmer Alternate Exit, 23-year-old Sandra M. Blix of Wasilla lost control, went through the ditch, launched over the on-ramp, and rolled several times before coming to a rest off of the shoulder. She was not injured; she was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence.

Breaking and entering

While the homeowner was out of town, someone forced entry through a door into a detached garage. It does not appear anything was taken from there. The suspect also entered the home through a second-story window. The house was rummaged through and items were taken.

In through the man door

An unknown suspect forced entry into a residence through the man door from the garage. No one was at home at the time; several items were stolen.

Clean getaway

An officer initiated a traffic stop just after midnight on Feb. 26 for a vehicle that had an inoperable headlight. The driver did not yield and drove away at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was discontinued.

Drunken disturbance

An intoxicated husband and wife got into an argument around 2 a.m. on Feb. 25. Due to the alcohol and lack of independent witnesses, the officers were unable to discern what had taken place. There was no probable cause to arrest anyone for committing any crime.

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