POLICE BRIEFS: Chugiak man arrested for domestic violence assault
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 Dec. 7 at around 3:42 a.m., police were called for a report that Dane B. Ferguson, 39, of Chugiak broke through the front door of his estranged wife’s parents’ home on Beverly Avenue and smashed several beer bottles on the floor and struck his father-in-law. Police said Ferguson left before their arrival and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.
Later that morning, police said Ferguson returned to the home, where he was taken into custody for fourth-degree domestic violence assault and third-degree criminal mischief.
No charges after assault claim
On Dec. 1 at around 7:41 p.m. police responded to a report of an assault on Business Boulevard. According to police, a woman told them she went to her ex-boyfriend’s house to collect some personal belongings. While at the home, the woman said another woman assaulted her.
Police said they contacted the woman who was alleged to be the aggressor but were unable to find enough probable cause to support a charge against anyone in the case.
Drug-dealing claim investigated
On Dec. 3 at around 9:14 a.m. police received a report of a man dealing drugs in the South Birchwood Loop area but said they were unable to find probable cause to support any charges.
Woman arrested in stolen vehicle case
On Dec. 4 at around 11:10 a.m. police received a report of a stolen vehicle that was taken while left unlocked and running in the owner’s driveway.
Several hours later, police said the vehicle was recovered on Nigh Road in Anchorage, where officers also located Katie J. Jones, 34, of Anchorage. Jones was arrested on two existing felony warrants as well as new charges of first-degree vehicle theft, second-degree theft, resisting arrest, failure to appear in court and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.
On Dec. 5 at around 2 p.m. police received a report that someone broke into a home on Adams Lane and stole several items from inside while the homeowner was away.
On Dec. 5 at around 3 p.m. police received a report that someone broke into a home on Davis Street by forcing entry through the garage door and stole several items from inside.