POLICE BRIEFS - 12/27/12
Couple in barn attract major response
A homeowner on Kaskanak Drive with a barn behind her house discovered a young couple sleeping on an upper floor on Dec. 18, Anchorage police said. Officers discovered 28-year-old David Andrews was wanted on four felony warrants and three misdemeanor warrants, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. Mackenzie Doney, 21, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass. Officers had to chase down and track Andrews, who fled the barn, Shell said. He was found in a garage under a carpet pad. The couple apparently used methamphetamine and passed out in the barn, Shell said.
Man busted with medical marijuana
Anchorage police said they cited and released a 32-year-old Chugiak man just after 8 a.m. on Dec. 15 after smelling the odor of marijuana on a stop on South Juanita Loop Road for a headlight out. The man told the arresting officer he had a medical marijuana card at home and that he uses the drug “to improve his skill sets while riding snowmachines,” said police spokeswoman Anita Shell. Police seized a 2-gram “cigar” of marijuana, Shell said.
Shoplifters stopped with mega-haul
Anchorage police said they arrested four Anchorage residents on Dec. 15 after an off-duty officer saw them take shopping carts full of groceries without paying from the Carrs grocery store on Business Boulevard.
The tally of the stolen items was $1,244.11, according to police spokeswoman Anita Shell. Arrested on theft charges were Rose Aupito, 28; Sally Masalosalo, 23; Pepe Silao Jr., 19; and Sheeba Faieau, 22.
Trailer fire results in arrest
Anchorage police said they arrested a 35-year-old Eagle River man for assault and interfering with arrest on Dec. 16 after he punched an Anchorage firefighter trying to stop him from re-entering his blazing trailer.
The man, described by a relative as suffering from mental illness, had a 14-year-old relative living with him, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said.
Domestic violence reports
Anchorage police arrested a 38-year-old Chugiak man on charges of malicious destruction and assault after he destroyed a computer and assaulted a friend on Dec. 15.
In a separate, unrelated arrest on Dec. 16, police arrested a 26-year-old homeless male after he injured a family member and destroyed her computer at a Chugiak address.
Anchorage police said they arrested Gerald Beans, 29, of Eagle River for driving under the influence at a home off Twenty Grand Road after a citizen saw him swerving at about 8 p.m. on Dec. 12. The citizen said Beans’ pickup nearly struck a pedestrian, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. Beans was arrested after pulled into a driveway, Shell said. His breath-alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit, she said.
In another, unrelated DUI arrest on Dec. 15, police stopped Brian Flynn, 29, of Wasilla on Dec. 15 after an office saw Flynn’s pickup swerving on the northbound Glenn Highway around 1:30 a.m. Flynn was also driving on the shoulder, into the ditch and then accelerating, police said. His breath alcohol was over the legal limit.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.