POLICE BRIEFS - 6/6/13
Horn-spooked moose falls off Loop Road
Anchorage police said they had to kill a moose that fell off Eagle River Loop Road and onto Driftwood Bay Drive around 10 p.m. on May 23. The moose was crossing the road from west to east when a passing motorist honked at it, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. Spooked, the moose jumped a barrier on the road and fell 15 feet onto a concrete slab, Myren said. “They had to dispatch the animal.”
Man cited for showing off gun
Anchorage police said a man firing his semi-automatic rifle to show a friend from Oregon was cited for misconduct involving weapons on May 24. Officers responded to Sue Tawn Drive in Chugiak on reports of shots fired at about 12:30 a.m. They contacted Bobby Alan Sickler, 30, of Wasilla, who was cited and released. Alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor, police said.
Memorial Day sparks fight, rowdy campground
Two separate incidents in the early morning hours of Memorial Day kept police busy.
Officers responded to a report of a verbal disturbance in the parking lot of the Homestead Lounge around 3 a.m. Police contacted Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to brief them on the incident, which involved a military member, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. No arrests were made; no one was injured.
At 4:20 a.m., officers responded to a report of teenagers fighting in a tent at the Eagle River Campground. When officers arrived, they encountered a teenaged girl who was “raising a bit of a ruckus - she was upset, tried to hit a guy,” Myren said. An officer placed the girl in handcuffs to get her under control. Her mother came to the campground and took everyone home.
Domestic violence arrests
Anchorage police said they arrested a 20-year-old man from Eagle River for domestic violence assault on May 28 after he got into a fight with a friend or family member over a text message. The man was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,5000 cash-only bail.
In an unrelated case on May 29, police arrested a 32-year-old Eagle River woman on charges of family violence, assault and malicious destruction of property after she assaulted a friend or family member and also damaged their car by jumping on it and pulling off the windshield wipers. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail.
Anchorage police said they arrested Michael Steven Grabowski, 18, of Eagle River for driving under the influence after an officer noticed him speeding, swerving and tailgating at about 3:15 a.m. on May 26 near the North Birchwood exit of the Glenn Highway. Grabowski provided a breath-alcohol sample just over the legal limit. A passenger, Zach Mitchell Davis, 18, of Eagle River, was cited for minor consuming. The car contained at least three other passengers.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Dustin Scott Nickel, 25, of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, after being stopped for driving the wrong way on a divided road near East Eagle River Loop Road at 3:15 a.m. on May 26. Nickel provided a breath-alcohol sample nearly twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail.
Rebecca Elizabeth Kirtley, 43, of Anchorage after another driver reported her gold sedan driving recklessly on the southbound Glenn Highway near the South Eagle River exit just after 4:30 a.m. on May 29. The driver followed Kirtley, providing updates to dispatchers, until officers stopped her at the Boniface exit. Kirtley provided a breath-alcohol sample just under twice the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 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.