POLICE BRIEFS 3/8/12
Windows shot out at ACS
Anchorage police say that they received a report just before 10 a.m. on Feb. 27 that it appeared someone shot out two windows at the Alaska Communications building on Coronado Road in Eagle River. There were no witnesses, police said. A case is pending.
Man cited for pot
Anchorage police said they cited and released Kelly Joe Hammond, 41, of Anchorage around 9 p.m. on Feb. 24. An officer pulled over Hammond for following too closely at Brooks Loop, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Hammond allegedly had a small amount of marijuana in his car and was driving on a suspended license, Parker said. Hammond was cited on charges of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and driving while license suspended.
Landlord-tenant dispute goes mobile
A Chugiak man told Anchorage police on Feb. 25 that he was hit by a moving vehicle driven by a tenant who owed him money.
Joe Williams, 46, told Officer James Dokken that he confronted 40-year-old Garrett Mahan over money Mahan owed him for living on his property. Mahan responded by “threatening to harm” Williams for calling his probation officer, and got into his truck to leave, Williams told Dokken. Williams said he started walking along the vehicle as Mahan backed out, asking for contact information. Williams said he was hit by the driver’s side mirror and front left side of the truck after Mahan hit the accelerator as he turned onto Glenn Court, Dokken wrote. Mahan said Williams was getting increasingly agitated and “sounding combative” and slapped the mirror before he pulled out of the driveway, according to the report. Williams suffered minor scrapes and redness on his left wrist. Officers looked at the vehicle and found no evidence to support either man’s claims.
Anchorage police said they arrested Charles Dunn III, 29, of Anchorage for driving under the influence just before 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 26 at Business Boulevard. Police stopped Dunn for failing to signal, failing to stop when exiting a parking lot, speeding, tinted windows, and swerving, according to police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. His estimated blood-alcohol level was more than the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
In a separate, unrelated incident on Feb. 28, police said they arrested Cameron Ann Brown, 27, of Chugiak and Trace Johnson, 31, of Chugiak for driving under the influence after officers found their pickup stuck in a snow berm on Homestead Road and both said they were driving, Parker said. Police estimated their blood-alcohol levels at more than double the legal limit. They were lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 each.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.