POLICE BEAT: Accident turns to road rage; stolen truck gets torched
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 until proven guilty.
On March 25 at 6:43 a.m., APD responded to a report of a vehicle accident that turned into an argument. Officers contacted a female who said she drove to a residence to drop a friend off. While there, a 16-year-old female arrived and allegedly confronted the victim, who was still seated in the driver’s seat of her vehicle.
According to APD, after the 16-year-old female punched the driver in the face, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and drove into a snow berm across the street. Police said they were unable to contact the suspect; officers helped pull the vehicle out of the snow, but said they didn’t have enough evidence to file charges in the case.
On March 27, APD received a report from a woman who said her 2001 black Ford Expedition had been stolen from outside her residence sometime overnight. Later that day, the Anchorage Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire near the intersection of Hesterberg Road and VFW Road. After an investigation, police determined the burned vehicle was the stolen Expedition, which was a total loss.
On March 29, Michael W. Davison, 19, of Eagle River, allegedly choked and punched his roommate. The following morning, Davison allegedly stole money from his roommate and pointed a gun at him. Warrants were issued for Davison’s arrest on third-degree assault and third-degree theft charges.
On March 31 at around 9:40 p.m., APD received a report that Eric Burnett, 38, of Eagle River got into an altercation with a family member, who tried to leave the home with two small children. The victim was able to leave the home and call police from a neighbor’s home, at which point police arrived and arrested Burnett on charges of assault and family violence.
On March 26 at 11:30 a.m., someone tried to break into Eagle River Pawn through the roof, but was apparently unsuccessful.
On March 27 at around 3 p.m., APD received a report that checks had been stolen from a mailbox in Eagle River. Police said the checks were later forged. The case is under investigation.
On March 28 at around 12:30 a.m., Stephanie L. Moreno-Beckner, 41, allegedly scratched a man during an altercation at a residence on Genora Street. Moreno-Beckner was arrested and charged with assault.
On March 28 at around 12:30 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Eagle River Drive and Eaglewood Road for an expired registration. Police said the driver initially gave a false name. Police were able to determine she was actually Melissa G. Kilby, 44, of Eagle River. Kilby was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest; she was arrested on the warrant and additionally charged with operating under the influence and false report.
On March 28, two women who were house-sitting at a home on McManus Drive reported they heard a knock on the door. When they answered, a man at the door said he got his car stuck and needed to borrow a phone to call for help. One of the women opened the door, handed the man a phone and shut the door. Police said the woman then opened the door to retrieve the phone, shutting the door again.
The woman checked her phone and saw no calls had been made. She looked outside and didn’t see the man. She told police that she opened the door again and saw the man standing at the bottom of the steps pointing a gun at her. According to APD, the woman said she shut the door, locked it, and called police.
Officers searched the area but were unable to locate anyone who matched the description. The suspect was described as a slightly built 5-foot-4 white man in his 20s with reddish-blonde hair and a light goatee who was wearing a pea coat over a blue button-up shirt.
On March 30 at around 3:18 a.m., an APD officer stopped to check on two vehicles parked next to each other in a closed parking lot on the Old Glenn Highway.
During the stop, the officer contacted Jeremy M. Schenck, 35, of Eagle River, and determined Schenck had a warrant out for his arrest. Schenck was taken to the Anchorage Jail.