POLICE BRIEFS 11/03/11
Peters Creek park assault reported
A male victim told Anchorage police on Oct. 23 that he was assaulted by three white male adults near Peters Creek Community Park. The victim said he didn’t know his assailants. He told police the trio punched him on his face and upper chest, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The victim, who declined medical attention, had visible injuries on his face, neck and upper chest, Parker said. No suspects could be located. No reason for the assault was reported, Parker said.
Burglar makes use of unlocked doors
Anchorage police said that someone stole more than $2,000 worth of household items at a Meadow Lake Drive home in Chugiak on Oct. 20 after the owners left for work in the morning without locking the doors. One resident came home around 5:20 p.m. and noticed the items missing. Stolen were a rifle, a 17-inch HP laptop, a custom full tower PC, a 34-inch Vizio flat screen television and a 22-inch computer monitor.
In another, unrelated burglary reported Oct. 25, someone stole several items from a building under construction on Melody Lane, including light fixtures, a doorbell, a dishwasher and an air compressor. The homeowner spotted the suspect and his vehicle as she came to the job site, Anchorage police said. She described him as a white man driving a white full-sized van.
Caught with the evidence
Anchorage police said they arrested Joaquin Francisco, 26, of Eagle River on Oct. 23 after finding him with a candy bar and sunglasses that he’d taken from the Holiday gas station store without paying. Francisco was cited and released. The stuff he took was worth just under $30, police said.
Maybe leave the kids home next time...
Anchorage police said they arrested Ivan Kojin, 29, of Anchorage at Artillery Road on Oct. 18 after finding that he was smoking marijuana while driving with a 1-year-old child in the back seat. Kojin was arrested for reckless endangerment and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said.
The next night, around 9 p.m., Ray Hayworth, 48, of Anchorage was arrested for driving under the influence and reckless endangerment after police contacted him at North Eagle River Access for a disabled vehicle, Parker said. Hayworth was driving with a woman and four children in the vehicle, police said. His breath-alcohol level was estimated at “well over” the legal limit, Parker said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
About an hour later on Oct. 19, police said they arrested Arthur Sharp, 54, of Bethel for driving under the influence and child abuse/endangerment after stopping him for weaving out of his lane. Sharp had a 4-year-old child in the vehicle with him when he was pulled over on Artillery Road, Parker said. His blood-alcohol level was estimated at more than twice the legal limit, he said. Sharp was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail.
Anchorage police said they arrested Serena Donajkowski, 22, of Big Lake on Oct. 19 for driving under the influence and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance after she was stopped on Arctic Valley Road behind the water treatment plant by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson police. Donajkowski’s vehicle was identified behind the water treatment plant as a VID — vehicle in distress, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Her breath sample showed no alcohol in her system; officers obtained a blood sample, Parker said. Donajkowski was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $750 bail.
Other arrests, according to police:
Aaron Smith, 36, of Chugiak at 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Alluvial Street after an officer spotted his truck driving northbound on North Birchwood Loop Road at about 15 mph and swerving. Smith’s blood-alcohol level was estimated at more than twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $750 bail.
Stephen Carrier, 28, of Eagle River just before 2 a.m. on Oct. 23 after being stopped for speeding on South Birchwood Loop Road. Police said Carrier was also arrested for domestic-violence assault after assaulting a family member. His breath-alcohol level was “well over” the legal limit, police said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail without bail.
Michaela Richard, 47, of Eagle River at 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 after she was stopped at Artillery Road for swerving. Richard said she had asthma and couldn’t provide a breath sample. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,000 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.