15 January 2014

Police Blotter Time: Dutch Harbor and Wasilla

WASILLA -- A 42-year-old man fired a slingshot at Alaska State Troopers responding to a report of gunshot victims near Wasilla but eventually came out of his house without incident early Tuesday morning, troopers said.

Troopers responded to a report just after 10 p.m. of multiple gunshots and victims down at an address on North Tanana Drive, off Bogard Road. The caller did not provide identification, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.

It was later determined that no one was injured and the only person in the house was Jose A. Pacheco, troopers said. The incident resolved peacefully after several hours of standoff and negotiation, they said.

At least a half-dozen troopers arrived at the house ... Trooper David Frebel Jr. set up 100 feet away, using a neighbor's home as cover, Frebel wrote in the affidavit. Several hours later, at about 1 a.m., Frebel said he heard what sounded like several gunshots coming from the home with Pacheco in it.

"I was unsure exactly where these shots were coming from inside the residence and thought they were coming in my direction," he wrote. Another trooper traced the shots to a side window.

After several shots, Pacheco broke out a window and "started shooting at troopers with what was originally reported over the radio as a handgun, later determined to be a slingshot," Frebel wrote. Troopers in an online dispatch also said a pellet rifle and compound bow were shot at them.
 Leftist cries for a waiting period & background checks on slingshots in 3 ... 2 ...

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From Dutch Harbor:

Harassment – Caller reported a woman, who has assaulted him before, had threatened to shove a radio down his throat and her male companion had threatened to kill him. At least one witness corroborated this statement. Under investigation.

Welfare Check – Caller reported a man in dark clothing walking in the middle of a roadway in an area with poor visibility. An officer contacted the man, and was able to convey to him the importance of walking other than the middle of the roadway.

Assistance Rendered – Officers assisted EMS personnel with a drunk who was able to respond to questions with only a two-word, one-finger answer.

Assault – Caller reported that several youths were yelling at one another near the High School. Officers responded and found two inebriates who both admitted to having argued and shoved each other a few minutes earlier. Officer determined that no crime had been committed and suggested to the men that they go home for the night. The men hugged one another before going their separate ways.

Disorderly Conduct – Officers responded to a boarding house after receiving a 911 hang-up call, and arrived to a thudding sound coming from within the residence. The men in the room from which the noise emanated immediately ceased wrestling when the officers arrived, and said their wrestling was a method of settling a disagreement upon which they refused to elaborate.


Six said...

"Two word, one finger answer..."

Man, if I had a nickel...

Old NFO said...

Hoo boy... and it's NOT really winter up there yet... :-)

Teresa said...

Still trying to figure out how a slingshot sounds like a gun. Am I missing something? LOL.

Rev. Paul said...

I hear you, Six. You'd be a wealthier man!

Rev. Paul said...

Well ... it should be, but Mother Nature isn't cooperating. But things get really hairy in late Feb. and March, like you said.

Rev. Paul said...

I"m trying hard not to crack jokes about how our body-armor-wearing troopers were held at bay with a slingshot.

PioneerPreppy said...

Interesting the slingshot guys name was Jose. Is there an Hispanic presence in Alaska or is Jose used by some other group I don't know about?

Rev. Paul said...

Lots of Hispanics & Filipinos up here.