COPS: Man crashes truck after police chase; woman slips handcuffs during arrest

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 04:55

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 Jan. 20 at around 8 p.m., an APD officer attempted to pull over a blue Ford Crown Victoria for allegedly driving 88 mph in a 65-mph zone on the Glenn Highway. Police said that when the officer turned on his lights, the driver of the Crown Vic sped up and tried to pass another driver but instead lost control and flipped the vehicle after hitting the ditch. Police said the driver, 27-year-old Christopher A. Novotny of Anchorage, was uninjured in the crash. He was arrested for operating under the influence.

Woman charged with resisting arrest

On Jan. 26 at around 3 a.m. police were called to a residence on Old Eagle River Road for a report of a fight. When they arrived, police met with a woman who said she went to the home of Jada G. McKenzie, 20, of Eagle River. Police said the two got into an argument during which McKenzie allegedly strangled the other woman. Police said the victim had visible injuries.

When they tried to speak with McKenzie, officers said she was “combative” and failed to follow their instructions. She allegedly resisted handcuffing and while in the back of a police car was able to slip free of one of the handcuffs and started banging on the window. Police said Mc-

Kenzie was removed from the car, taken to the ground and handcuffed again. She was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest.

Conflicting accounts given in alleged assault

On Jan. 19, police received a call from an out-of-state resident who requested a welfare check on a female friend. Police contacted a man and woman at a residence on Cam Island Circle. Police said the woman was intoxicated and said she had been assaulted, but the man — who police said was not drunk — gave them a different version of the incident. Police said because they had no independent witnesses and there were conflicting versions of the alleged assault, they could not make an arrest. The woman was taken to the hospital for evaluation and released.

Vehicle stolen from home

On Jan. 19 at around 5 p.m. police received a report that a silver 2005 Ford Escape had been stolen from outside the owner’s residence on Birchwood Loop. Police said the vehicle was locked and did not have the keys in it at the time of the theft. As of Monday, the vehicle had not been recovered.

Man reports being punched

On Jan. 19, police met with a man at a hospital who told them he was at his home in Chugiak when a relative of his stepdaughter punched him in the head. Police said the victim told them he lost consciousness from the punch. As of Monday, police said no arrests had been made and the case was under investigation.

Mother reports drug deal

On Jan. 23, at around 9 a.m., police were contacted by a staff member at Gruening Middle School. The woman told police her son had marijuana at home, which he claimed he’d purchased from another student. Police contacted the other student involved but no drugs were found on school property. No charges had been filed as of Monday.

Naked photo claim unproven, police say

On Jan. 23, at around 2 p.m., police were contacted by a woman who said her estranged husband had sent naked photos of her to a mutual friend. Police said the photo the woman showed them did not show any private parts. The woman said she thought there were more photos, but police said they had no proof a crime had been committed.

‘Suspicious’ man arrested on warrant

On Jan. 24 at around 6:30 a.m. police responded to a report of a suspicious man looking in business windows on the Old Glenn Highway and arrested Shaun W. Tuzroyluke Sr., 39, of Point Hope on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants.

Woman arrested for drunk driving

On Jan. 24 at around 10:30 p.m. an APD officer stopped a Chevy Silverado for allegedly driving 90 mph in a 65-mph zone on the Glenn Highway and arrested the driver, Brenda L. Smalley, 46, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.


Sunday, Jan. 20

3:28 p.m. - Traffic collision - Glenn Highway

6:16 p.m. - Traffic collision - Glenn Highway

8:06 p.m. - DUI - Glen n Highway

10:09 p.m. - Assault - Green Garden

Monday, Jan. 21

5:21 p.m. - Disturbance - Marcus Street

7:07 p.m. - Shoplifting - Eagle River Road

8:54 p.m. - Warrant - Old Glenn

Tuesday, Jan. 22

3:57 p.m. - Traffic violations - Birchwood Spur

4:15 p.m. - Traffic violations - Old Glenn

10:15 p.m. - Disturbance - Starner Street

Wednesday, Jan. 23

8:45 a.m. - Drugs - S. Birchwood Loop

11:06 a.m. - Warrant - Hesterberg Rd

2:18 p.m. - Harassment - Eagle River Road

3:20 p.m. - Disturbance - Splendor Loop

4:07 p.m. - Traffic violations - Shims Street

8:25 p.m. - Traffic violations - Birchwood Loop

Thursday, Jan. 24

12:45 a.m. - Traffic collision - Glenn Highway

6:32 a.m. - Warrant - Old Glenn

8:19 a.m. - Disturbance - Bill Stephens Drive

8:54 a.m. - Traffic violations - Trail Bay Drive

9:01 a.m. - Traffic violations - Trail Bay Drive

1:49 p.m. - Juvenile problem - Birchwood Loop

10:34 p.m. - DUI - Glenn Highway

Friday, Jan. 25

5:58 a.m. - Traffic collision - Eagle River Street/Lee

6:41 a.m. - Traffic collision - Eagle River Lane/Fire House

6:35 p.m. - Traffic collision - E. Eagle River Loop Road

9:26 p.m. - Disturbance - Raven Drive

Saturday, Jan. 26

3 a.m. - Assault - Old Eagle River Road

2:37 p.m. - Traffic collision - Eklutna Lake Road

4:25 p.m. - Disturbance - W. Lake Ridge Drive

6:50 p.m. - Theft - Old Glenn

8:58 p.m. - Disturbance - Highland Ridge Road

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