POLICE BRIEFS 4/12/12
Man drives into McDonalds — literally
A 27-year-old man from Eagle River who hit the side of the McDonald’s building and drove off was later arrested for driving under the influence, Anchorage police said.
Employees of the Eagle River McDonalds called police around 3:30 a.m. on March 31 to report that a vehicle hit the building in the drive-through area, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. They provided the vehicle’s license plate and a description of the driver.
A check of the plate led officers to a home on Monte Drive, Lammers said. They spotted driver Joshua Kania standing in the door of the vehicle.
Officers arrested Kania on charges of operating under the influence, Lammers said. His estimated blood-alcohol level was almost one and a half times the legal limit, she said. He was taken to Anchorage Jail.
Kania bailed out on April 3, according to a state corrections database. He pleaded guilty last year to driving under the influence, according to a state courts database. Kania couldn’t be reached for comment.
The case of the missing gas can
Anchorage police said they arrested two Eagle River teenagers after they allegedly stole a can of gas. Police responded to Chablis Circle around 10:15 p.m. on March 30 after a resident reported a stolen gas can, but also described the vehicle and person involved, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. Officers spotted the vehicle near the Duck Pond Car Wash and initiated a traffic stop.
Officers found the emptied can near Savage and Fish Hatchery roads after the suspects gassed up the vehicle, Lammers said. Police arrested a 17-year-old male on charges of fourth-degree theft and released him to his mother, she said. They also cited and released Adrian Delosreves, 18, of Eagle River on the same charge.
Anchorage police said they arrested Bryce Anthony Campbell, 19, of Eagle River just before 10 p.m. on April 3 at Eklutna Village Road after police received reports of an erratic driver near the South Eagle River exit on the Glenn Highway.
Campbell fled on foot after officers stopped him, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said.
Police established a perimeter and brought in a search dog to track him, Lammers said. They found Campbell hiding in the woods. He was visibly intoxicated.
Campbell refused to undergo field sobriety tests, she said. His estimated blood-alcohol level was about one and a half times the legal limit.
He was lodged at Anchorage Jail without bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Gage McKenzie, 18, of Eagle River for operating under the influence after police got a call about a vehicle that hit a snow bank at East Eagle River Loop Road and Yosemite Drive just after 5 a.m. on March 31. McKenzie showed signs of intoxication when officers contacted him, Lammers said. His estimated blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail.
Jennifer Alger, 24, of Anchorage at around 6:30 p.m. on April 3 at Farm Avenue and the Old Glenn Highway after an officer stopped her for defective equipment and erratic driving behavior. Alger was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 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.