APD: Officer injures hand after woman resists arrest

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:56

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 27-year-old woman was charged with resisting arrest, failure to provide a breath sample and operating under the influence after she allegedly became combative following an early morning traffic stop on the Glenn Highway on July 23.

According to police, a citizen called dispatchers to report a gray Chevy pickup swerving on the highway at around 2 a.m. Police said an officer arrived and pulled the vehicle over, at which time driver Kasey C. Shourds, 27, was arrested for operating under the influence.

After being taken to jail, Shourds allegedly physically resisted attempts to get her to provide a breath sample and was “escorted to the ground,” according to a police account of the incident. Police said the officer sustained injuries to his arm while escorting her.

Woman injured during traffic stop

A woman who was pulled over on suspicion of impaired driving allegedly fell backward and hit her head while an officer was explaining the field sobriety test to her, police said.

According to police, the unnamed woman was pulled over on the Glenn Highway for driving a Ford Fiesta with just its parking lights on at around 2:19 a.m. When the patrol officer approached the woman’s vehicle, he allegedly saw smoke and smelled marijuana. According to police, the officer asked the woman to step out of the vehicle, but she but fell and was injured shortly after doing so.

“As the driver was standing up, and the officer was beginning to explain the tests to her, the female fell backwards, struck her head, and began to convulse,” police spokeswoman Renee Oistad wrote in the department’s account of the incident. “Paramedics arrived and transported the driver to the hospital where she stabilized.”

Police said blood was drawn from the woman after police received a warrant.

“Charges will be determined once those toxicology results have returned,” Oistad wrote.

Multiple burglaries reported

On July 25 at around 6:21 p.m. police received a report that someone had gained entry into a home on Hiland Road by forcing their way through the front door and taking several items. Police said another door in the home — which is split into two units — also appeared to have been kicked but no entry was made. No one was home at the time of the incident, police said.

On July 26 at around 3:49 p.m. police received a report from a homeowner on War Admiral Road that someone had broken into their home while they were away on vacation. Several items were stolen, police said.

On July 26 at around 8:43 p.m. police received a report that someone broke into an apartment on Heritage Court and stole several items from inside. Police said no one was home at the time of the burglary.

On July 27 at around 5:28 a.m. police received a report that someone damaged the front door of a home on Trailhead Avenue but it did not appear anyone got inside or stole anything from the home.

On July 28 at around 6:36 a.m., police received a report from a homeowner on Beverly Avenue who said that while they were away for an extended period of time, someone broke into their garage and stole a large toolbox. Police said the homeowner also reported there was paperwork missing from inside a motorhome parked on the property.

Woman arrested for drunk driving

On July 28 at around 3:55 a.m., police received a call from a citizen who said they saw a blue Jeep driving erratically on the Glenn Highway. Police arrived, stopped the vehicle and arrested Nicole J.R. Pollock, 21, of Wasilla for operating under the influence.

Driving without headlights leads to arrest

On July 24 at around 11:28 p.m. an APD officer stopped a vehicle for driving without its headlights on the Glenn Highway and arrested driver Gabriel E. Smith, 22, of Eagle River for operating under the influence.

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