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Aztecs pot smoker gets rude awakening

Anchorage police responding to a drug-related call at Aztecs Sports Bar & Grill in Eagle River on the afternoon of Jan. 19 discovered a man passed out in a booth with a marijuana pipe in one hand and a Bic lighter in the other.

The man, later identified as Arthur McInroy, 36, of Eagle River was cited and released, according to a police report from Officer James Conley.

Conley, who found McInroy asleep, noted that the pipe still had “green bud in the bowl.”

He woke up McInroy — there’s no description of his reaction — who allegedly told Conley the pipe was his and, a bit later, that he was also the owner of marijuana inside a green plastic container in the shape of a torpedo in his left coat pocket.

 

Gun collection hit in burglary

Anchorage police said a homeowner on Upper Kogru Drive returning home from a two-week absence found that someone broke in and stole nearly $6,000 worth of weapons and other items.

Also stolen: three coffee cans and a large bottle that held $1,000 in change.

The missing weapons include a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver with a six-inch barrel and black plastic grips valued at $200; a stainless steel Smith & Wesson .45 Long Colt revolver with an eight-inch barrel and black rubber grips valued at $300; a Browning Hi-Power 9 mm semi-automatic valued at $700; a stainless steel Ruger .22 caliber target pistol with rainbow wood grip and Leupold scope valued at $700; a Heckler and Koch Model 91 .308 semi-automatic military rifle valued at $800; and a 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun.

Police said the homeowner also reported the loss of a $500 gold-plated Witthauer watch with diamonds marking the hours, a digital and an analog Canon SLR camera, together worth $1,200, and two Garmin GPS units together worth $1,000.

 

DUI arrests

Anchorage police said they arrested Thomas Medica, 52, of Palmer for driving under the influence and no insurance just before midnight on Jan. 20 on the northbound Glenn Highway after he was stopped for weaving near the South Peters Creek exit. Another driver also reported a reckless driver who almost hit a guard rail. Police said Thomas admitted to drinking alcohol and had a moderate odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot watery eyes but his blood-alcohol levels were later estimated at nearly zero. He also allegedly admitted to taking prescription pain medication. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail.

Other DUI arrests, according to police:

Robin Ruttle, 47, of Eagle River just before 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 on David Avenue after being stopped on a seat-belt violation. Ruttle was also arrested for refusal to submit to a breath test. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.

Ann Bradley, 26, of Eagle River just before 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 23 after being stopped for a turning violation. Bradley’s estimated blood-alcohol levels were just below the legal limit. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail.

 

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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