POLICE BRIEFS - 8/23/12



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Caribou processing gets hairy

A 58-year-old Eagle River woman was arrested Aug. 13 on assault charges after she stabbed a household member with a knife, Anchorage police said.

Robin Ruttle and the victim got into an argument while the victim processed a caribou, according to a report synopsis provided by police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. Ruttle, who had allegedly been drinking, became angry and told police she threw a knife at the victim, the synopsis said. The victim said she stabbed him with a 12-inch knife. He had a stab wound in his leg, the synopsis said. The wound was not life-threatening.

An officer found Ruttle walking a block from the residence on David Avenue but she ignored orders to stop, the synopsis said. After making sure she no longer had the knife, the officer approached Ruttle but she continued to disregard orders to get down, police said. She was pepper sprayed, taken into custody and lodged at Anchorage Jail on $35,000 bail.

 

Fred Meyer employee arrested

An employee of the Eagle River Fred Meyer was arrested on Aug. 14 after allegedly admitting she stole money from the store, Anchorage police said.

An officer responded to the store that day to find Norma Manglona, 40, of Wasilla waiting in the office with a security officer and a manager, according to a synopsis provided by police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. Manglona admitted that she stole $800 from registers in recent months, and also made out three money orders worth $1,450 and cashed them at a local bank, the synopsis said. She told the group that she’d fallen on hard times. Manglona was jailed at Anchorage Jail on $10,000 bail.

In a separate, unrelated theft the same day, police arrested Travis Hardon, 25, of Palmer and Vincent Free, 22, of Anchorage on charges of theft of services after they took a $60 cab ride from Anchorage to the Birchwood Saloon but couldn’t pay, Parker said. Hardon was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail. Free’s bail was $1,000.

 

DUI arrests

Anchorage police said they arrested Jennifer Johnson, 22, of Anchorage for driving under the influence after she nearly collided with a police car just after 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 12 on North Eagle River Loop Road. Johnson’s estimated blood-alcohol level was well over the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail.

 

Other DUI arrests, according to police:

James Morgan, 59, of Eagle River after his vehicle left the road in the area of Old Eagle River Road and landed in someone’s front yard at about 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 13. Morgan told officers his chihuahua jumped on his arm and caused him to lose control of the vehicle. A breath test yielded no presence of alcohol but Morgan told officers he took prescription pain medication. Morgan was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,000 bail.

Gavin Higgins, 34, of Glennallen after someone reported that he nearly hit them at 9:20 p.m. on Aug. 13 on Maclaren Street. He was also charged with third-degree assault. Higgins’ estimated blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

Tina Baugher, 54, of Anchorage after multiple reckless driver reports about her and her motor home started coming in at about 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. Baugher, who was pulling a trailer behind the motor home, was found to be in possession of antidepressants not prescribed for her.

 

Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.

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