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The Chugiak-Eagle River legislative delegation will host a public town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2-4 p.m. at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center (22424 Birchwood Loop).

Scheduled to attend the event are Sen. Lora Reinbold (R-Eagle River), Sen. Shelley Hughes (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), Rep. Kelly Merrick (R-Eagle River), Rep. Sharon Jackson (R-Eagle River) and Rep. Cathy Tilton (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su).

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.

Shoplifters make off with groceries

On Feb. 11 at around 8 p.m. a man and woman were allegedly spotted stealing a basket of groceries from the Eagle River Carrs store. The couple left in a van, police said.

Screaming leads to arrest

A tip from the public resulted in the Thursday morning arrest of two people wanted in a Feb. 9 robbery in Eagle River.

According to APD spokesperson Renee Oistad, Eagle River’s Ian Blodgett, 27, and Anchorage’s Sarah Norton, 27, were arrested at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday on the 500 block of East 4th Avenue after someone alerted police through the department’s anonymous Crime Stoppers system.

Redrawn school boundaries, relocatable classrooms and the continued combination of a middle and high school are among the Anchorage School District’s preferred options for a pair of earthquake damaged schools in Eagle River.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory warning of a rush-hour storm that’s expected to bring 4-8 inches of snow to the area starting Wednesday afternoon.

Anchorage police said they made no arrests after a middle school student deployed pepper spray on a school bus last week in Chugiak.

According to APD, on Feb. 13 at around 10 a.m. police contacted a pair of students from Mirror Lake Middle School about an incident involving pepper spray on a school bus. According to police, one of the students sprayed “a small amount of pepper spray that belonged to the other student.” Police said the pepper spray was not aimed at anyone but did irritate some of the students on the bus.

The task of untangling the complex web of choices, courses, controversies and complications concerning Chugiak-Eagle River schools began Tuesday night at Chugiak High, where about 200 people gathered for the first in a series of public meetings that will help determine the future of virtually every Anchorage School District student living north of Muldoon Road.

“We have a lot of work to do,” ASD superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop said that the outset of the meeting, which was attended by district officials and members of the Anchorage School Board.

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.

Uber driver claims passenger flashed her

Police arrested two people in Eagle River last week after a woman slipped a note to a gas station attendant saying she’d been kidnapped.

According to police spokeswoman Renee Oistad, the incident began at around 5:41 p.m. on Feb. 6 when an employee at the Chevron station in Peters Creek called police to report a woman came into the store and passed the clerk a note saying she was being kidnapped. Police said the clerk told dispatchers the woman then got into the front passenger seat of a black Dodge Durango that left the area.

The following article originally appeared in the June 2, 1983 edition of the Star:

Subscribers get bills for juvenile calls to hear recorder talk dirty

When an Eagle River residence opened her Matanuska telephone bill Wednesday and found that she’d been charged for 31 calls to New York, she thought there’d been some mistake.

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