POLICE BRIEFS 1/19/12
Man arrested for sexual assault
Anchorage police said they arrested Douglas Caudy, 21, of Eagle River on charges of second-degree attempted sexual assault and third-degree sexual assault earlier this month after he made contact with a sleeping woman. The victim told police Caudy sexually touched her while she slept at the home of a relative on the Old Glenn Highway, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Caudy is a friend of the relative, Parker said. Caudy was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail and a third-party custodian.
Not the kind of pot that’s welcome at Piccolino’s
A driver for Piccolino’s restaurant in Eagle River turned over a Crown Royal bag containing marijuana and a pipe in it on Jan. 8, Anchorage police said. The driver said he found the stash in the delivery truck’s glove box, according to the police report. The restaurant declined to identify employees with access to the truck so the officer provided case numbers and seized the following items: a purple Crown Royal bag; a wood marijuana pipe; four baggies containing marijuana. He then declared the case closed.
Teen’s report gets no traction
Anchorage police said a 15-year-old Eagle River resident reported being restrained by his father after an incident at the dinner table on Jan. 9. The father said he restrained his son because the teen refused to accept being grounded from watching television, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Police determined no crime was committed, Parker said. He pointed to the relevant Alaska Statute regarding justified use of force: “When and to the extent reasonably necessary and appropriate to promote the welfare of the child or incompetent person, a parent, guardian, or other person entrusted with the care and supervision of a child under 18 years of age or an incompetent person may use reasonable and appropriate nondeadly force upon that child or incompetent person.”
Anchorage police said they arrested Jerry Patterson Sr., 51, of Anchorage for felony driving under the influence, driving while license revoked/suspended, endangering the welfare of a minor and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance the afternoon of Jan. 6. The arrest began after an off-duty police officer reported a reckless driver and followed Patterson to a store on Voyles Boulevard, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The officer blocked Patterson’s vehicle with his own when Patterson went inside the store. A woman and two small children remained in the vehicle, Parker said. Patterson’s breath sample resulted in a .000 reading, he said, but the officer found a bottle of Diazepam — Valium — prescribed to another person in his pocket. Police obtained a blood sample, Parker said. Patterson was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Skiala Houser, 22, of Anchorage at 3 a.m. on Jan. 7 on Business Boulevard after being stopped for tinted windows and speeding. Houser’s estimated blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Nathaniel Willeck, 24, of Eagle River just before 6 a.m. on Jan. 8 on East Eagle River Loop Road after being stopped for reckless driving. Willeck’s estimated blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $750 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.