Police Briefs - 4/19/12



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Pool of blood yields no clues

Anchorage police said someone walking past the Eagle River post office on Business Boulevard spotted a large pool of blood oustide the west entry door around 9:30 p.m. on April 7. She said she didn’t see anyone around and called police.

Two officers checked the area but found no injured people or others who could help explain what happened, according to a report by Officer Brian Fuchs. The postal inspector came out to check the building and the Anchorage Fire Department cleaned up the blood after the officer took pictures, Fuchs wrote. 

 

Woman calls APD, fights officer

Anchorage police said they arrested Karen Conine, 47, of Wasilla on charges of resisting an officer and making a false report on Sparkle Drive in Chugiak April 7 after she called police to report a stolen vehicle. Conine subsequently resisted the officer who arrived to arrest her when the report was found to be false, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Conine was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.  

According to an Alaska State Troopers report from January, 2010, Conine was involved in a similar incident in Wasilla.

Troopers at that time said they responded to a residence for a disturbance report and that Conine began “creating an unreasonable disturbance” when they asked her to stop. She also physically resisted arrest, tried to bribe the arresting trooper and made repeated death threats against the same trooper, according to the report. 

 

Burglary on Lampert Circle

Anchorage police said a homeowner told them someone burglarized her home on Lampert Circle in Chugiak some time between March 12 and April 9. She discovered two digital cameras and tools missing, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. A case is pending.  

 

Police log multiple DUI arrests

Anchorage police said they arrested Anthony Chudocken, 49, of Anchorage just after 1 p.m. on April 6 at South Birchwood Loop Road after multiple callers reported a reckless vehicle. Chudocken was arrested for felony driving under the influence and driving while license revoked. His estimated breath-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit, police said. A felony DUI charge reflects three DUI arrests within a 10-year period.

Other DUI arrests, according to police:

Daniel Seamount III, 40, of Palmer just after 4 p.m. on April 7 after police received a report of a reckless driver on the southbound Glenn Highway. Seamount’s estimated blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. 

Aaron Dickinson, 37, of Eagle River at 2:15 a.m. on April 8 at Business Boulevard after an officer noticed signs of impairment on a traffic stop for failing to signal a turn. Dickinson’s estimated blood-alcohol level was below the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.  

Jocelyn Hess, 26, of Eagle River just after 3:30 a.m. on April 8 on Monte Road after police stopped to help a disabled vehicle. Hess’ estimated blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail. 

Travis Brewster, 43, of Palmer at 1:30 a.m. on April 9 after he was stopped for speeding. Brewster, who was arrested on felony DUI charges, had an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. His estimated blood-alcohol level was below the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $10,500 bail.

Dana Kummert, 49, of Peters Creek just after 5 p.m. on April 9 after she got stuck in a snowbank on Rambler Road. Kummert’s estimated blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.

Edward Corter, 37, of Chugiak just before 7 p.m. on April 9 after a traffic stop on the Old Glenn Highway. A breath test revealed no alcohol in Corter’s system, but he said he had taken prescription medication for a dental problem. His blood was drawn for analysis. Corter was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail.

Brenda Batzner, 27, of Eagle River just before 3 a.m. on April 10 after a traffic stop on East Eagle River Loop Road for drifting in the lane of travel. Batzner’s estimated blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit. She 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.

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