Star staff report

On June 12 at around noon, police received a report of a robbery on the Glenn Highway. According to police, a man arranged for his mother to get a ride from Wasilla to Anchorage from someone he met on Craigslist. During the ride, police said another female passenger in the car tried to steal the woman’s purse. Police said the man driving the car pulled over, and the victim got out without her purse near the North Birchwood overpass.

A three-hour standoff between an armed man and police ended with the man being Tasered and bitten by a police dog before being taken into custody.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, James Fredrickrock, 37, was arrested just before midnight on Saturday, June 16. According to APD, a drunken Fredrickrock showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s home on Regency Drive shortly before 9 p.m. armed with a handgun. He allegedly pointed the weapon at her and made suicidal threats.

The woman and a child were able to get out of the home without being hurt, police said.

A number of local comp hockey players wrapped up their seasons recently at national events.

At the 16U Tier II national tournament in Boston, Chugiak freshman Rachel Symmes helped the Anchorage North Stars reach the national semifinals, where they fell 3-1 to a team from Connecticut. Symmes was joined on the team by Chugiak-Eagle River players Brianna Paxon, Jenni Peterson, Olivia Bruno and Kaylin Garner.

Two men were arrested last week at an Eagle River pizza restaurant for an alleged knifepoint truckjacking in Anchorage.

According to police, on April 23 at around 8:27 a.m., APD officers responded to Center Bowl in Anchorage for a report of a stolen truck.

Local bars hit by heists

On April 18 at around 5:10 a.m., police received a report that the front glass doors of the Eagle River Elks Lodge had been broken and an ATM stolen from inside.

Four days later, police were called to the Birchwood Saloon for a report that someone had broken in during the night through an interior office door and stolen a safe.

No arrests have been made in either case. The saloon is offering a reward for information about its safe, and the bar’s Facebook page took to social media to issue a call to action:

More than 13,000 Matanuska Electric Association customers in Eagle River and Chugiak lost power Tuesday afternoon after the cooperative worked to fix outages caused by a large windstorm that hit Southcentral Alaska.

According to MEA, the outage affected customers from Peters Creek to Eagle River.

On April 18 at around 8:47 p.m., an APD officer pulled over a Ford Focus allegedly driving 95 MPH in a 65 MPH zone near the North Eagle River exit on the Glenn Highway. Police said as the officer approached the vehicle, its driver sped off.

The officer was able to locate the Ford at a nearby residence, and witnesses there identified the driver as Justin Lunsford, 30, of Chugiak. The witnesses reportedly told the officer Lunsford went into the home, and police said they found him hiding under a bed.


Eagle River splits on opening day

Eagle River opened its prep softball season with a Saturday split at the Albrecht Fields in Anchorage.

In the season-opener, the Wolves got a walk-off double from Zosia Krupa, whose double scored Avery Brown. Brown figured prominently in the decision, throwing a complete game to earn the victory.

Chugiak High junior Daniel Bausch finished fifth Saturday in the 40th annual Alaska Heart Run in Anchorage. 

Bausch, 17, completed the 5-kilometer course around the UAA campus in 16 minutes, 11 seconds to finish 48 seconds behind winner Edwin "the Black Panther" Kangogo. A 22-year-old All-American who runs for UAA, Kangogo beat U.S. Olympic Nordic skier Erik Bjornsen, 26, by two seconds. 

The wait was worth it for the high school baseball teams at Chugiak and Eagle River High, which each opened the weather-delayed prep season with victories.

On Monday, the Mustangs knocked off South 10-8 in a nonleague game at Bartlett High, where icy conditions around the stadium forced a three-day delay to the start of the season. Mason Pearce broke open a tie game in the top of the seventh inning, driving in Christian Cambridge and Brian Wing for the go-ahead runs.