POLICE BRIEFS: Juvenile leads cops on 100 MPH chase; man says he was beaten, robbed while smoking
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 Aug. 20 an APD officer reportedly spotted a red Dodge pickup driving more than 100 MPH on Eagle River Road. According to police, the driver sped off when the officer tried to make a traffic stop and almost hit the patrol vehicle. Police said a short time later, they received a call about a red pickup driving dangerously. Police responded to the area and found the unoccupied vehicle parked on a residential street. Police said that while they were in the process of having the truck towed from the scene, a male juvenile returned to the scene and was arrested. Charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Man says he was beaten, robbed while smoking a cigarette
On Aug. 22 at around 12:52 a.m. police said they received a report from a man who told them he was standing outside a business on the Old Glenn Highway smoking a cigarette when he was approached by another man who punched him several times and demanded whatever was in his pockets. Police said the victim gave the suspect money and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect in the case was described as a white male, about 5-feet-8-inches tall wearing a baseball cap, white t-shirt and jeans.
Woman reports assault
On Aug. 21 at around 3:42 a.m., police said they received a call from a woman who reported she had been assaulted and was walking on the Glenn Highway. Officers found the woman walking near the Fort Richardson flag pole with visible injuries on her face. Police said the woman was unable to tell them what happened, who assaulted her or where she was when the assault occurred. The woman was taken to the hospital, police said.
On Aug. 21 police were contacted by a woman who said her ex had been following her; police said the woman didn’t want the person contacted but wanted the incident documented.
Vehicle impounded for suspected drugs
On Aug. 24 at around 3:11 p.m. police said they received a report of a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of E. Eagle River Loop and Skyline Drive. Police said they arrived and found the doors unlocked. According to APD spokeswoman Rene Oistad, the officers opened the doors to the vehicle and spotted what they suspected to be heroin while they were “getting prepared to secure the doors.”
Oistad said the officers opened the vehicle “so they would not leave the vehicle unsecured.”
Police said the owner of the vehicle denied having heroin. Police had the vehicle towed from the scene and as of press time were in the process of trying to obtain a search warrant.
Motorcycle speeds away
On Aug. 24 at around 4:53 p.m. police said an APD detective tried to stop a motorcycle that was driving more than 100 MPH on the Glenn Highway, but the motorcycle sped off and the detective discontinued the pursuit.
Woman arrested for driving impaired
On Aug. 26 at around 12:07 a.m. police stopped a Nissan Titan on the Glenn Highway for speeding and arrested driver Rebekah F. Wilmoth, 31, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.
Vehicle stolen, located
On Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. police received a report that a white Chevy pickup had been stolen while parked at Camp Gorsuch in Chugiak. Police said they located the vehicle two days later unoccupied near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Medfra street in Anchorage.