Elementary school student accidentally brings bag of knives to school
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.
On Feb. 25 at around 1:56 p.m. police were contacted about a student who brought knives to school at Birchwood ABC Elementary. According to police, the student borrowed her brother’s backpack when she went to school and upon opening the backpack found it contained her brother’s knife collection. The student immediately reported the knives to her teacher, who seized the weapons and took them to the front office. Police said the student’s brother was contacted at Chugiak High and the students’ parents were notified. Police said no charges were filed.
No charges after argument
On Feb. 25 at around 6:22 a.m., police responded to a residence on Trail Bay Drive for a disturbance between a husband and a wife. According to police, both accused the other of a minor physical assault. Police said there were no independent witnesses and no probable cause to support charges against either.
Middle school assault reported at CHS
On Feb. 25 at around 8:55 a.m. police at Chugiak High received a report that a Gruening Middle School student said she was assaulted by another student. The victim’s parents did not press charges, but asked that police contact the suspect’s parents, which police said the officer did.
Man walking on highway arrested
On Feb. 27 at around 2:11 a.m., an APD officer stopped a man walking on the side of the Glenn Highway and found the pedestrian, Jesse A. Greer, 40, of Fair Oaks, California, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Greer was taken to the Anchorage Jail.
Noise complaint results in warrant arrest
On Feb. 27 at around 3:24 a.m. police responded to a residence on Home Place for a noise complaint. While there, police said they contacted Michael L. White, 34, who had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. White was taken to the Anchorage Jail.
Pair tries to pass fake bills
On Feb. 28 at around 3:37 p.m. police received a report that two people paid for merchandise at Chevron in Eagle River with three counterfeit $5 bills. Police said a case is pending.
Vehicle theft claim leads to warrant arrest
On March 2 at around 9:19 a.m., police received a report that a black 2008 Ford Escort had been stolen from a residence on Delores Drive in the Eagle River Valley. A short time later, police said officers located the vehicle at a home on Alluvial Street. During the investigation, police said they interviewed Andrey M. Fomin, 36, of Unalaska, who had two outstanding warrants. Fomin was taken to jail on the warrants.
Police said they determined the stolen vehicle case was actually a civil issue and no charges were filed after the original complainant took possession of the vehicle.
Woman reports assault
On March 2 at around 8:28 p.m., police responded to the Chevron station in Eagle River, where they contacted a woman who reported a fight with her boyfriend. According to police, the woman said Earl H. Nicholson, 28, grabbed her shoulders, shook her back and forth and ripped her shirt off. Police said the woman told them she ran from the home without shoes on, got in her vehicle, and drove to the gas station to call police.
Police said officers located Nicholson at a local bar and arrested him for fourth-degree criminal mischief and domestic violence.
Vehicle stolen at trailhead
On March 3 at around 10:45 a.m. police received a call that a green 2008 Honda CRV was stolen while parked at the North Fork Eagle River trailhead while the owner was hiking. As of Monday the vehicle had not been recovered.
Juvenile doesn’t like punishment
On March 3 at around 4:39 p.m. police received a report that a juvenile got upset with his parents after they would not return his cell phone, which had been taken as punishment. Police said the parents reported the juvenile knocked things over in the living room and broke several items in the home. Police said charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.