Walmart shoplifting investigation results in warrant, heroin charges
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. 7 at around 9 p.m., police were called to the Eagle River Walmart for a report of shoplifting. According to police, Dennis B. Jordan Jr., 36, of Anchorage, allegedly stole alcohol from the liquor store by concealing bottles in a backpack, entering the main part of the store, and placing the backpack on the bottom rack of a shopping cart.
When police arrived, they said they found Jordan and two women, but couldn’t find any evidence of theft. It was only until after Jordan and the women were released that police were made aware of the backpack.
A warrant was issued for Jordan’s arrest. He is described as a 6-foot tall, 205-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about his location is asked to call the APD nonemergency line at 311.
While they were investigating the shoplifting complaint, police contacted Nevaeh H. R. Forks, 29, of Anchorage, who had a warrant out for her arrest for a December assault case. While Forks was being taken to jail, she allegedly discarded heroin and fake $100 bills on the floor of the police car. In addition to being jailed on the warrant, Forks was charged with tampering with evidence, first-degree forgery and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.
Woman arrested for slapping fiance
On Jan. 7 at around 8:39 p.m., police received a report of an assault on End Street in which Joleen R. Bannon, 27, of Eagle River allegedly slapped her fiance in the face several times during an argument. Bannon was not at the residence when police arrived. An assault warrant was issued and she was arrested the next day.
Vacant home broken into
On Jan. 8 at around 12:28 p.m., police received a report from a real estate agent who said they found a man sleeping inside a vacant residence on Coronado Road when they tried to show the property to a prospective buyer. The suspect was gone by the time the property manager arrived. Police said a window had been broken in the home and a door was forced open. A case is pending.
Burglars strike while homeowners are away
On Jan. 8 at around 5:22 p.m., police received a report that someone had entered a home on Highland Ridge Drive and stole several items while the homeowners were out of town.
Student sent home for weed
On Jan. 9 at around noon police received a report that a Chugiak High student used marijuana off campus during lunch. The student was released to a parent.
Father arrested for neglect
On Jan. 9 at around 8:26 p.m., police received a report of a disturbance on Spruce Crest Drive between a teen and his father. According to police, the father, Bryan L. Zook, 43, of Oregon, was intoxicated when he tried to break down the door of the teen’s bedroom, breaking a latch. When police arrived, they said they found Zook sleeping with two other small children awake inside the home.
Zook was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and child neglect. He was released on a $200 unsecured performance bond with an alcohol monitoring requirement.
Woman says she was punched
On Jan. 10 at around 8:18 p.m., police responded to a report of a disturbance on Easy Street. According to police, a woman told them she had allowed a man to sleep at her residence for the past couple days. The woman told police that without warning, the man punched her in the face and left on foot. Police said the woman had no visible injuries, wasn’t in a domestic relationship with the man and didn’t want to press charges.