POLICE BRIEFS: Walmart shoplifter punches employee, runs away
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.
Trouble at Walmart
On Oct. 26 at around 3:40 p.m., police received a call about a robbery at Walmart. Police said a store employee confronted a man who was allegedly shoplifting.
“A struggle ensued,” police said.
According to APD, the man punched the Walmart employee in the face and ran off. The employee suffered an injury to his left eye. A case is pending, police said.
Man arrested for drinking
On Oct. 22 at around 4:18 p.m., police got a call about two people who got into an argument while drinking. Police said there was no physical fight, but one of the people — Gregory A. Franklin, 54, of Eagle River — was not supposed to be drinking because he was on probation. Franklin was taken to the Anchorage Jail.
Pickup speeds away on Glenn
On Oct. 24 at around 11:11 a.m., an APD officer tried to stop a black Chevy pickup on the Old Glenn Highway for allegedly having tape obscuring its rear license plate. Police said that when the officer turned on his lights, the truck sped up to over 90 mph. The officer turned on his siren, but the truck reportedly began passing vehicles dangerously and the officer ended the chase.
Man arrested for domestic violence
On Oct. 25 at around 8:43 p.m., police were called to Crested Butte Drive, where Jonathan M. Stone, 29, of Eagle River was arrested for assault after he allegedly slapped his girlfriend in the face, which police said caused her eye to swell.
Conex lock cut
On Oct. 26 at around 11:11 a.m., police received a report that a lock on a Conex trailer on South Birchwood Loop had been cut. Police said they were unable to contact the owner and didn’t know if anything had been taken.
Street biker gets away
On Oct. 27 at around 2:05 p.m., an APD officer reportedly saw a motorcycle speeding on the Glenn Highway. Police said that when the officer caught up to the speeder, the driver was “doing a wheelie.”
Police said the rider set the bike back on two wheels, looked back at the officer and sped away. The officer ended the chase when the rider took the Hiland Road exit and “blew through a stop sign.”
Man arrested for warrants
On Oct. 29 at around midnight, police contacted Noah Murphy, 22, of Anchorage at a location on Eagle River Road in relation to an altercation. Police said no charges were filed, but Murphy was arrested on three outstanding warrants, including two felony warrants.
Man arrested for driving wrong way on Glenn
On Oct. 29 at around 2:11 a.m., police received several calls about a yellow Jeep that was driving outbound in the inbound lanes of the Glenn Highway. Police said they located the vehicle, pulled it over and arrested the driver, Clifford L. Short Jr., 58, of Kotzebue, for operating under the influence and reckless driving.
Anchorage Police Department blotter items for Oct. 22-28:
Monday, Oct. 22
12:05 a.m. - DWLS - Artillery Road
4:47 a.m. - Traffic violations - Old Glenn
4 p.m. - Traffic collision - Kerbow/Old Glenn
4:18 p.m. - Assault - E. Eagle River Loop
5:43 p.m. - Vandalism - Granite Park
7:39 p.m. - Misuse of plates - Birchwood Loop
Tuesday, Oct. 23
4:28 a.m. - Bank card fraud - Old Glenn
7:51 p.m. - Shoplifting - Eagle River Road
9:40 p.m. - Shoplifting - Eagle River Road
9:54 p.m. - Disturbance - Fire Eagle Way
Wednesday, Oct. 24
12:49 a.m. - Disturbance - Old Cranberry Drive
11:11 a.m. - Eluding - Old Glenn
2:05 p.m. - Drugs - S. Birchwood Loop
3:23 p.m. - Warrant - Hesterberge Road
5:20 p.m. - Burglary - Rachel Avenue
9:14 p.m. - DWLS - Business Blvd.
Thursday, Oct. 25
10 a.m. - Theft - Meadow Creek Drive
1:40 p.m. - Shoplifting - Eagle River Road
8:43 p.m. - Assault - Crested Butte Dr.
10:52 p.m. - Disturbance - Rambler Road
11:24 p.m. - Warrant - Old Glenn
Friday, Oct. 26
12:29 a.m. - Warrant - Oberg Road
1:34 a.m. - Disturbance - Colville Road
11 a.m. - Warrant - Rambler Road
11:11 a.m. - Burglary - S. Birchwood Loop
2:43 p.m. - Warrant - Old Glenn
3:40 p.m. - Robbery - Eagle River Road
4:09 p.m. - Disturbance - Business Blvd.
11 p.m. - Theft - Katlian Drive
Saturday, Oct. 27
1:03 a.m. - Warrant - Lake Hill Drive
7:11 a.m. - Burglary - Monte Road
8:31 a.m. - Threats - Hummer Bay Drive
2:04 p.m. - Vandalism - Old Glenn
2:05 p.m. - Eluding - E. Eagle River Loop
2:26 p.m. - Theft - Eagle River Road
2:51 p.m. - Disturbance - Dogsled Court
3:21 p.m. - Disturbance - S. Birchwood Loop
7:30 p.m. - Shoplifting - E. River Road
11:45 p.m. - Warrant - Birchwood Loop
Sunday, Oct. 28
12:02 p.m. - Assault - Tanadak Circle
6:10 p.m. - Theft - Kamkoff Avenue
10:53 p.m. - Traffic collision - Eklutna Village Road
11:56 p.m. - Traffic collision - N. Eagle River Loop