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.
Firefighters returned to the scene of an early-morning Oct. 31 house fire in the Eagle River Valley that sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries after flames reappeared from the structure.
According to Anchorage Fire Department chief Denis LeBlanc, crews were called back to a home located off Eagle River Road at around 9:18 a.m. Tuesday after the fire — which was declared out at around 7:30 a.m. — reappeared at the location.
A student at Alpenglow Elementary was charged with assault after allegedly brandishing a knife at another student while they were walking home from school.
On Oct. 18, Anchorage School District officials notified police that a student had pulled a knife on another student two days before while both were walking home from the school on Driftwood Bay Drive. Police arrived at the school and charged the boy with third-degree assault. He was released to his parents.
Plans to improve Eagle River’s most notorious intersection continue to creep forward, with project leaders holding their seventh public meeting on the Eagle River Traffic Mitigation project Monday, Oct. 30 in Eagle River.
“We’re here to tell you where we’re at,” said Aaron Christie, a project engineer with Dowl.
A hunting trip in Arctic Valley that turned into a rescue situation had a happy ending Monday night when an Anchorage man was located by the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group.
According to Alaska State Troopers, Edward Nelson, 29, of Wasilla, called at around 6:32 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 to report he was hunting in Arctic Valley when his wife, Autum Nelson, 25, became injured and couldn’t make it out. While attempting to locate the couple, Nelson called back to say he and his wife made it out of the valley, but that a hunting partner, 38-year-old Avii Mafao, of Anchorage, was missing.