POLICE BRIEFS 12/8/11
Motel gun-waver arrested
An irate Eagle River Motel visitor was arrested on burglary, assault and weapons charges after apparently getting into a fight with a guest on Nov. 23, Anchorage police said.
No one was injured, they said.
Officers arrested Kyle Smith, 22, of Peters Creek after a motel guest told police there was “a male walking around on the second floor waving a gun around,” police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Police found a gun on Smith, who had apparently been in a fight with a motel guest, Parker said. Smith was also intoxicated; along with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault, he was charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, police said. An arresting officer said that, when he called a magistrate to set Smith’s bail, Smith began yelling and cussing at the magistrate, Parker said.
Smith was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail plus third-party custodian.
Firearms reported stolen
Anchorage police said they responded to the report of a burglary at Parksville Drive in Eagle River on Nov. 28. The resident told police he came home from work and saw someone had broken into his house and stolen a computer and several firearms, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The complainant said he didn’t know who might have stolen the items; a roommate was also interviewed. Police later aired a description of the firearms to try to locate them. A case is pending.
Smile — you’re on station camera
A Wasilla man was arrested after he stole a roommate’s credit card and used it to buy gas at the Holiday station on the Old Glenn Highway on Nov. 27, Anchorage police said.
Ronnie Rogers, 30, was arrested after he was filmed by the station’s video camera, Anchorage police Lt. Dave Parker said. He was charged with second- and fourth-degree theft and lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail, Parker said.
Anchorage police said they arrested Shelly Gelione, 43, of Eagle River for driving under the influence just after 1 a.m. on Nov. 27 after getting a report that her gray Impala was stuck in a snowbank in the area of Spring Brook and Santa Maria Drive. The officer who arrived on scene noticed Gelione in the driver’s seat and a truck with a towline attached to the car as if trying to pull it back on the road, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. Gelione failed field sobriety tests, Parker said. Her estimated blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, he said. Bail amount was not available.
Also on Nov. 27, at about 4:30 a.m., police said they arrested Angel Gonzalez, 26, of Fort Richardson for driving under the influence after he sat with his vehicle idling in the parking lot of a business on the Old Glenn Highway for more than two hours, Parker said. The clerk alerted police, he said. Gonzalez’ estimated blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit, Parker said. He 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.