Police say driver failed to tell them he was armed with one gun and sitting on another

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:44

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 24-year-old Palmer man was arrested on New Year’s Day after he allegedly failed to tell police he was armed with one firearm and sitting on another when they contacted him following a citizen’s report.

According to police, James L. Compton was arrested for misconduct involving a weapon, driving while license revoked and failure to have an ignition interlock device after the incident, which began when a citizen called police to report a man slumped over the wheel of a 1994 Mitubishi Eclipse in the Thunderbird Falls parking lot. Police said the caller reported the man woke up and drove to the Eklutna Exit, where he stopped again. When police arrived, they said Compton was found with a gun “on his person” and another he was sitting on. Police said he notified them of neither, which is against the law. Court records show Compton posted a $500 cash performance bond and was released the next day.

Woman arrested for assault, vehicle theft

On Dec. 25 police said they were called to a residence in Eagle River for a report of an assault and stolen vehicle. According to police, a man told them he was in the vehicle with Aimee J. Plummer, 43, of Palmer, when the couple had a disagreement that led to Plummer hitting him several times in the face and breaking a cast on his hand from a recent surgery. Police said the man reportedly got out of the truck, at which point Plummer allegedly drove off.

The vehicle was later found abandoned alongside the Glenn Highway. The Alaska State Troopers obtained a warrant for Plummer’s arrest and took her into custody on Jan. 4 on charges of fourth-degree assault and first-degree vehicle theft. Court records show Plummer posted a $500 cash performance bond on Jan. 6 and was released.

No charges after assaults reported

On Dec. 27 at around 1:37 a.m. police said they received a report from a woman who said she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The woman reportedly told police she was covered in bruises but would not show them to officers. Police said the boyfriend told them the altercation was verbal only and they had no probable cause to support a case against anyone involved.

On Jan. 2 at around 7:34 p.m. police said they received a call from a man who told them a woman flagged him down near the Anchorage Landfill and told him she had been assaulted. However, when police arrived they said the woman was uncooperative and refused medical attention.

Assault arrests made on New Year’s

On New Year’s Day at around 1:35 a.m. police said they responded to a residence in Eagle River for a report of a family fight. According to police, an intoxicated Joseph McKinnon Jr., 52, got into an altercation with his son, and when his daughter stepped in to stop the fight McKinnon allegedly punched her in the mouth. Police arrested McKinnon of domestic violence assault and took him to the Anchorage Jail. Court records show McKinnon posted a $100 cash performance bond and was released Jan. 2.

Later that morning at around 5:32 a.m., police said they were called to a residence in Eagle River for a report of an assault and found Jacquelyn S. Kashatok, 36, allegedly punched her boyfriend while her four children were in the home. According to police, Kashtok was under conditions of release from a prior domestic violence case. She was arrested on charges of assault, family violence and violating conditions of release. Court records show she was released later that day on her own recognizance with a location monitoring requirement.

Stolen vehicles reported

On Dec. 31 police said they received a report that a 2002 green Chevy pickup was stolen from outside a home on Santa Maria Drive in Eagle River. Later that day, police said the Alaska State Troopers found the vehicle abandoned in a ditch near Willow with one of its license plates missing.

On Jan. 3 at around 7:30 p.m. police said they received a report that a blue 2000 Chevy Blazer was stolen while locked and idling with the keys inside while parked at Carrs in Eagle River. As of Monday the vehicle had not been located.

Chase called off

On Jan. 2 at around 4:24 a.m. police said a patrol officer attempted to stop a black SUV for speeding and failing to maintain its lane but police said the officer ended the pursuit after the vehicle sped away.

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