POLICE BRIEFS - 1/10/13
Ousted resident deposits foul farewell
An evicted tenant on Goshawk Court in Chugiak left a filthy going-away present for their former landlord, Anchorage police said.
A property manager who came by to check on the house post-eviction on Dec. 30 found vomit and feces covering every carpet as well as a kitchen counter, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. A drawing depicting male anatomy covered one wall. The former tenant blamed his bulldogs for the mess and said the drawing must have come off a garbage bag leaned against a wall, Shell said. No arrests were made but an officer informed the former tenant he could face criminal and civil charges if he didn’t follow up with the landlord, she said.
Tip: don’t wrap drugs in registration
Anchorage police said they arrested Wesley Weinburger, 21, of Eagle River on drug charges after he handed an officer a baggie of methamphetamine along with his registration papers during a Dec. 31 stop. The officer stopped Weinburger on East Eagle River Loop Road because his red Ford Escape didn’t have working brake lights, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. The white substances in the small bag tested positive for methamphetamine, Shell said. Weinburger was taken to jail on fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substances charges. His bail was set at $3,000.
A Wasilla woman called police at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 to report herself as a drunk driver, Anchorage police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. The woman – 23-year-old Ali Braccio – told police she’d been drinking all day and was driving the Glenn Highway, Shell said. Officers contacted her within 10 minutes at the S curves. Braccio’s breath-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail.
In a separate, unrelated DUI arrest at 5:18 a.m. on Jan. 1, police arrested Thomas Snider, 23, of Chugiak after he admitted to hitting a guardrail on Eagle River Road. Snider was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,000 cash/corporate 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.