POLICE BRIEFS 11/24/11
Gas thief goes to jail
Anchorage police said an 18-year-old from Eagle River ended up in Anchorage Jail on Nov. 11 for stealing about 10 gallons of gasoline from a residence on Trinity Circle. Israel McNearney was arrested on burglary charges and lodged in lieu of $2,500 bail, according to police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. Police said they issued $7,500 arrest warrants for McNearney’s “accomplices,” Trenton Miller, 19, of Eagle River and Thacher Slagle, 18, of Fort Richardson.
Anchorage police said they arrested Judith Alger, 41, of Eagle River for driving under the influence around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 12 on Celestial Drive after she nearly drove an officer off the road after illegally changing lanes. Alger’s estimated blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Kevin Horn, 25, of Palmer at 3 a.m. on Nov. 13 after he was stopped on the Old Glenn Highway for snow-covered windows. Horn’s estimated blood-alcohol level was “well over” the legal limit, police said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Joseph Dailey, 28, of Chugiak at midnight on Nov. 14 after he was stopped for a broken headlight. Dailey’s estimated blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit. 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.