Local students hit with vaping 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 Sept. 23 at around noon police were called to Eagle River High School for a report of a student who allegedly had a vape pen containing THC oil. Police said charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
On Sept. 26 at around 9:30 a.m. police said they were called to Chugiak High for a report of a student who brought an e-cigarette to school. Charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Police make multiple DUI arrests
On Sept. 23 at around 11:13 a.m. police received a call about a 1996 Ford pickup that was swerving and almost hitting other vehicles on the Glenn Highway. An officer stopped the vehicle and arrested John M. Helmick, 53, of Anchorage for operating under the influence. Police said Helmick was also cited for driving while license revoked.
On Sept. 25 at around 1 a.m. police stopped a 2002 black Subaru on the Glenn Highway for allegedly speeding and driving with only its running lights on and arrested Bryan C. Willoya, 54, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.
On Sept. 25 at around 11:59 p.m. police said an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on the Glenn Highway and arrested driver Thomas J. Hayes Jr, 23, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.
On Sept. 28 at around 10:27 p.m. police said an officer was flagged down by a citizen to report a possibly intoxicated motorcyclist. Police said the officer located the motorcycle in a parking lot and arrested driver Sergey Y. Trofimov, 28, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.
Officer ends chase
On Sept. 23 at around 9:46 p.m. an APD officer tried to stop a black 2003 GMC pickup for an equipment violation on the Glenn Highway. However, police said that after initially stopping, the vehicle sped off and the officer discontinued the pursuit.
Man arrested for assault
On Sept. 25 at around 10 a.m. police arrested Jeremy L. Reamer, 23, after he allegedly slammed his stepfather to the floor during a fight. Police said the victim was taken to the hospital with visible injuries.
Warrant obtained, no charges filed
Police said they obtained a warrant for a vehicle impounded in August in a suspected drug case, but no charges have been filed.
On Aug. 24 at around 3:11 p.m., police were called about a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of E. Eagle River Loop and Skyline Drive, according to a synopsis provided by APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad. Oistad said officers opened the vehicle in order to secure it, at which point they spotted what they believed to be heroin. The vehicle was impounded while police could obtain a warrant.
On Monday, Oistad said a warrant was obtained and that the vehicle had been released from impound with no charges filed.
Shed broken into
On Sept. 25 at around 11:13 a.m. police said they received a report that someone broke into a shed at an unoccupied residence on Banner Circle and stole several items from inside.