Police investigate rash of Eagle River shed break-ins

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 15:54

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.

A rash of overnight backyard break-ins was reported June 27 on Copper Mountain Drive in downtown Eagle River.

According to police, the first report came in just before 10 a.m., when a homeowner on the 12000 block told them someone rifled through an unlocked shed in their backyard without taking anything. Less than an hour later, a similar report came in from the 19000 block of the same street in which two unlocked sheds were apparently entered with several items taken from one of the buildings. Police didn’t say what was missing.

At 2:30 p.m., another report came in from the 12000 block in which police said the homeowner told them he heard a crash in the middle of the night. Police said the man told them he looked outside and saw two males leaving on bikes — one of which had been stolen from the man’s unlocked shed.

The final report came in later that afternoon, when police received a third report from the 12000 block of someone getting into a shed in someone’s backyard. Police said items were reportedly taken but did not elaborate. They said an investigation continues.

No charges in cash dispute

On June 24 at around 8:21 p.m. officers responded to a residence on the Old Glenn Highway for what police said was a report of a fight between two people over money owed for a vehicle. However, police said there was not enough probable cause to support charges and there were no injuries.

Police arrest 4 for impaired driving

On June 27 at around 21:16 p.m. police received a report of a Ford Taurus driving on the Glenn Highway that allegedly hit some orange construction poles and was swerving. Police said they stopped the vehicle and arrested Charlotte A. Woodside, 36, of Eagle River for operating under the influence. Woodside was also charged with chemical test refusal, police said.

On June 29 at around 12:07 a.m. police received a report about a driver allegedly swerving and speeding on the Glenn Highway. Police said they stopped the vehicle and arrested Christopher N. Hunt, 41, of Wasilla for operating under the influence.

On June 29 at around 12:01 p.m. police said an off-duty police officer driving a patrol vehicle stopped a Dodge Caravan that allegedly sped past the police cruiser in the right hand lane and passed another police vehicle that was on another traffic stop. Police arrested the driver of the Caravan, Kiara E. Seal, 20, of Twin Hills for operating under the influence.

On June 29 at around 9:20 p.m. police received a call about a Chevy SUV that was allegedly drifting into other lanes of traffic on the Glenn Highway. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested Skye M. Chayalkun, 39, of Chevak for felony operating under the influence for having a third such offense in the past 10 years.

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