POLICE: Woman arrested for driving impaired with 3-year-old in back seat

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 09:35
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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.

Police arrested a 25-year-old Anchorage woman Saturday after she allegedly side-swiped a bridge on the Glenn Highway with her 3-year-old child in the back seat.

At 2:48 a.m., police received a call about a black Pontiac on the Glenn Highway that had side-swiped a bridge and almost collided with a guardrail, according to a synopsis of the case provided by APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad. Police stopped the vehicle and found Ashley F. Miller, 25, of Anchorage was driving with her 3-year-old child in a car seat in the back seat.

Miller was arrested for operating under the influence and reckless endangerment. Police said the child was transported to a foster home at the direction of the Office of Children’s Services.

Sheds burgled

On April 23 at around 1:19 a.m., police received a report that items had been stolen from an unlocked shed on Eagle River Road. Police said the property owner found the items discarded nearby.

On April 23 at around 10:14 a.m., police received a report that someone cut the lock on a shed at a property on Side Hill Lane but nothing was stolen from inside.

Man arrested for driving drunk

On April 23 at around 11:27 a.m., police received a report that an intoxicated driver left a bar and drove to Alice Mae’s. Police arrived and found Alvin W. Sexton, 40, of Chugiak stopped at the gas pumps. Police said Sexton was arrested for operating under the influence and had a blood alcohol level of more than four times the legal limit of .08.

Middle school students arrested for drugs

On April 24 at around 1:28 p.m., a student at Mirror Lake Middle School was arrested after she was caught with marijuana at the school. The girl’s parents were notified and charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

On April 25 at around 1:45 p.m., police said two Gruening Middle School students at Chugiak High were arrested after one sold a prescription pill to the other. The students’ parents were notified and charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Man arrested, friend picks up dog

On April 27 at around 1:23 a.m., an APD officer stopped a blue Chevy pickup on the Glenn Highway for allegedly nearly hitting a guardrail and failing to maintain a constant speed and arrested driver Matthew K. Lacewell, 34, of Eagle River for operating under the influence. Police said a friend of Lacewell’s responded to the scene to pick up Lacewell’s dog.

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