POLICE BRIEFS - 2/6/14
Local students caught with marijuana at school
A 17-year-old Eagle River High student was caught with marijuana on school grounds Jan. 23, according to Anchorage Police. APD seized the female’s drugs and gave her mother a directive to contact McLaughlin Youth Center, spokesperson Anita Shell said.
In an unrelated case, a 12-year-old Mirror Lake Middle School student was charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for having “a bowl worth of dry marijuana” at school Jan. 29, Shell said. APD seized the drugs and released the student to an adult with a directive to contact McLaughlin Youth Center, she said.
Multiple thefts at Eagle River Fred Meyer
Two shoplifters were caught stealing items from Fred Meyer in Eagle River in unrelated incidents. On Jan. 23, a security guard caught a 15-year-old male attempting to steal $58 worth of Legos and Pokemon trading cards, Shell said. He was released to his guardian with a directive to call McLaughlin Youth Center.
On Jan. 24, Eagle River’s Casey Rall, 20, was arrested for attempting to steal $62.28 worth of food and other items, Shell said. A security guard caught Rall attempting to conceal the items in her bag and walk out of the store.
Rall was cited and released, Shell said.
• Anchorage’s Cynthia Strous, 54, was charged with driving under the influence after police stopped her for swerving while traveling inbound on the Glenn Highway near the south Eagle River exit Jan. 25 at 1:52 a.m. Strous provided a breath sample of .126, Shell said. The legal limit is .08.
Strous was also charged with being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated, Shell said. She was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $250.
• Eagle River’s Logan Hubert, 27, was charged with driving under the influence after police responded to a REDDI (report every drunk driver immediately) report for an impaired driver near Birch Hills Drive and Eagle River Loop on Jan. 27 at 5:13 p.m.
He provided a breath sample of 0.00, Shell said, but failed a field sobriety test. Hubert provided a blood sample, but results were not available as of Friday, Jan. 31. Officers believed Hubert was under the influence of synthetic drug, Spice, Shell said. He was taken to Anchorage Jail.
• Palmer’s Zerilda Swart, 21, was charged with driving under the influence after police stopped her for speeding while traveling outbound on the Glenn Highway on Jan. 29 at 8:39 p.m. She provided a breath sample of .101, Shell said. Swart was taken to Anchorage Jail.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.