POLICE BRIEFS 3/15/12



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Steak out

Anchorage police said they got a report from the Haute Quarter Grill on Feb. 29 that a male customer was becoming belligerent over a to-go portion of steak. The restaurant’s owner told officers that a waitress approached her that night to say that she had misplaced an uneaten piece of steak the man had requested wrapped up, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. The waitress asked for help with the situation. Owner Lynn Perez approached the man and presented him with a gift certificate, but he became upset and accused the staff of throwing his meat away, Lammers said. After someone found the steak, he said they dug it out of the garbage and became belligerent, using harsh language and threats. The man wound up leaving on his own before police arrived, and no arrest was made.

 

Woman reports sexual assault

Anchorage police said a 25-year-old woman told them she was sexually assaulted by two men and then dropped off at the Chevron station at South Peters Creek on March 1. Officers identified the driver of the truck via the station’s video footage and called him on his cell phone, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. The man said he and a friend picked up the woman as a hitchhiker and they had consensual sex, Lammers said. The case remains pending.

 

Prostitute’s purse pilfered

Anchorage police said a woman reported that her purse was stolen around 1:30 a.m. on March 3. Purse-snatchings are unusual in Eagle River, but so is the story behind this one: the woman said she was a prostitute who met an 18-year-old man for sex, then had her wallet stolen when she dropped him off near Neacola Circle and Talarik Drive, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. The teen grabbed the purse because “he had actually stolen the money from his mother,” Lammers said. He found the woman through a Web site, she said. Lammers said no arrests have been made, but the case remains under investigation.

 

Really wrong number

A 13-year-old Eagle River boy told his aunt that he misdialed a phone number on March 3, only to have the man who answered ask if he wanted to come over and sleep with him, Anchorage police said. The aunt called the number back and listened in as the man made a similar request, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. Police attempted to make contact with the man but nobody answered the phone, Lammers said.

 

DUI arrests

Anchorage police said they arrested Cameron Ann Callahan Brown, 27, of Chugiak around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 28 after someone reported a car in a snowbank on Homestead Road. Brown’s estimated blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.

Other DUI arrests, according to police:

Charles Akelkok, 38, of Ekwok at about 5:15 p.m. on March 2 after police received reports of a vehicle driving erratically on the southbound Glenn Highway. Officers stopped Akelkok. His estimated blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, police said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $750 bail. Akelkok was also charged with driving without insurance.

Adam Ivanoff, 24, of Anchorage just before 4 a.m. on March 3 after police responded to reports of a disturbance involving a weapon in the area of South Birchwood Loop Road. Ivanoff threatened a companion and wound up in a ditch after drinking, Lammers said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail plus a $400 performance bond.

Judy Ann Putt, 42, of Palmer just before 3 a.m. on March 4 on Business Boulevard after police stopped her for failing to signal a turn and to stop while exiting a parking lot. Putt was also arrested for refusing to submit to a chemical test. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,750 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.

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