POLICE BRIEFS: Alcohol causes injuries, pot grow reported, bike stolen

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:43

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.

Homes vandalized

On April 15 at around 8:39 a.m. police received a report that three screens had been removed from the windows of an outbuilding on Foothill Avenue, but said it did not appear entry was made into the building.

On April 18 at around 7:52 p.m., police received a report from a homeowner on South Juanita Loop who said they had found pry marks on her front door. Police said it did not appear anyone had gained entry to the residence.

Woman treated for alcohol

On April 17 at around 3 a.m. police were contacted by a woman on Homestead Road who said she was worried about her intoxicated friend’s health. The friend was taken to the hospital, police said.

Man arrested for impaired driving

On April 17 at around 8:43 p.m., police stopped a Ford Taurus for allegedly speeding near Old Eagle River Road and arrested Casper J. Fielding, 20, of Eagle River for operating under the influence of drugs. The Taurus was towed from the scene.

Bicycle stolen

On April 19 at around 12:55 p.m., police received a report from someone on Charity Lane who said an unknown person entered a garage and stole a bicycle from inside. Police said there was no sign of forced entry.

Marijuana grow reported

On April 19 at around 3:34 p.m. police said they received a tip about someone on Tenada Avenue growing more marijuana plants than is allowed by law. A case is pending, police said.

Juvenile arrested for joyriding

On April 19 at around 8:56 p.m., police received a complaint that a juvenile had broken into a neighbor’s garage on Old Cranberry Drive and stole a 4-wheeler and took it for a ride. Police said the juvenile was arrested and charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Man injured while drinking

On April 20 at around 1:29 a.m., police were called to a residence on Eagle River Road for a report of an assault. According to police, three men were drinking when one of them received a cut on his head. Police said the man was transported to a hospital for treatment of the wound, which they described as nonlife threatening. Police said there were conflicting statements given by witnesses and no arrests were made. However, the case remains under investigation, police said.

Taurus speeds away

On April 21 at around 12:47 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a Ford Taurus for speeding on the Glenn Highway. Police said the Taurus took the South Birchwood exit and sped through a stop sign, at which point the officer discontinued the chase.

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