Woman says man strangled her in vehicle
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 March 19 at around 7:54 a.m. police received a report from a woman who said she had gone out with a male acquaintance. While they were sitting in the man’s truck at a park, the man reportedly starting asking her personal questions she didn’t want to answer. Police said the woman reported her refusal to answer angered the man and he grabbed her by the neck and began to strangle her. Police said he strangled her more than once before taking her home. Police said a case is pending and released no further details.
Assault claim results in no charges
On March 19 at around 10:36 a.m. police received a report from a woman who said she was assaulted by her husband while he was drinking. Police said there were no signs of injury and no witnesses and the woman did not want to pursue charges.
Suburban stolen, recovered in Anchorage
On March 19 at around 7 p.m. police received a report that a 2001 tan Chevy Suburban had been stolen from a residence on Coronado Road. The vehicle was locked and there were no keys inside, police said. Two days later, someone called APD dispatch to report an abandoned vehicle at a parking lot in Anchorage. Officers responded and found it was the stolen Suburban.
Stolen truck recovered
On March 21 at around 7:30 p.m. police received a report that a 1992 Chevy pickup was stolen from an apartment parking lot in Eagle River. Police said the vehicle was found four days later at Mirror Lake Park.
Teen arrested for OUI
On March 21 at around 11:49 p.m. police stopped a vehicle on the Glenn Highway for allegedly driving 80 MPH in a 65 MPH zone and arrested the driver, Zoe R. Rivera, 18, of Eagle River for operating under the influence.
Gun pulled during highway dispute
On March 23 at around 3:53 p.m. police responded to the Eklutna Overpass on the Glenn Highway for a report of a “road rage” incident. According to police, the drivers involved in the incident were pulled over and engaged in a verbal argument in which both accused the other of reckless driving. During the argument, one of the drivers allegedly pulled a firearm but did not point it at anyone or use it to threaten anyone. Police said that due to conflicting accounts, the officer was unable to make a criminal case against either person involved in the incident.