POLICE BRIEFS - 8/30/12
Teen cited during drug stop
Anchorage police said they cited a 17-year-old girl at Roseberry Park Drive and Sitka Rose Circle after responding to a report of teens littering and using drugs. The officers responded to a report of a “juvenile problem” called in at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. They saw a parked vehicle with teenagers inside, and smelled a “very strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle when the window was rolled down,” Lammers said. The 17-year-old cited, the driver, had marijuana in her possession and was issued a directive to contact McLaughlin Youth Center for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, Lammers said. The girl was cited for violation of a provisional license.
Passengers were picked up by their parents.
Bring iPad along on next cat chase
Anchorage police said a woman at a garage sale on Aurora Borealis Road in Chugiak reported her iPad stolen at 2:50 p.m. on Aug. 17. The woman said she had the iPad in her bag but left the garage for a minute to chase her cat, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. When she came back, the device was gone. She provided a possible suspect to police but officers found no iPad in that person’s possession.
Anchorage police said they arrested Jack Jenkins, 34, of Eagle River at 3 a.m. on Aug. 19 after observing him honking his horn in his vehicle, which was stopped in the middle of Regency Drive. Officers observed Jenkins’ vehicle pull into a driveway and narrowly miss hitting a parked car, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. Jenkins failed field sobriety tests; his breath-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $2,500 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Khamphiou Khotesouvan, 28, of Eagle River at 4 a.m. on Aug. 19 on North Eagle River Loop Road during a traffic stop for speeding. Khotesouvan, who smelled of alcohol according to the arresting officer, failed field sobriety tests; his breath alcohol level was just under the legal limit. At Anchorage Jail, where he was taken on $250 bail, personnel found two prescription pills on him. A blood test was drawn for presence of narcotics.
Robert Watson, 34, of Anchorage after other drivers reported him swerving all over the southbound Glenn Highway at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 20. An officer saw Watson swerving at South Birchwood and stopped him. Watson failed field sobriety tests; his breath alcohol was over the legal limit. He was charged with felony DUI because he had three prior convictions since 2004. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $10,000 cash bail.
Spencer Frank, 22, of Chugiak at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 after being stopped for speeding near the weigh scales on the Glenn Highway. The officer detected the smell of alcohol in the vehicle and Frank failed field sobriety tests; his breath alcohol was under the legal limit. He was also charged for possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Frank was taken to Anchorage Jail on $3,000 bail.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.