POLICE BRIEFS - 6/13/13
Frontier Service, others suffer break-ins
Anchorage police said they reported to a report of a break-in at Frontier Service Automotive in Eagle River around 10 a.m. on May 30. A manager at the business on Spring Brook Drive said money was missing from the till, as was a motor home dropped off in front of the business the night before, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. Also taken: a 12-pack of beer. The manager found signs of forced entry at the back of the building, Myren said. Police have no suspects.
In another break-in the same day, police took a report about a shed at the Chugiak Benefits Association that had been broken into, with parts and tools moved, but nothing stolen.
The same day, the Cook Inlet Archers reported a burglary in two storage containers at the group’s property on Kerbow Lane in Chugiak. Taken were totes and containers with unknown contents and several cans of soda.
On June 2, someone broke into a vacant home on Davidson Drive in Chugiak and smashed windows, doing about $1,400 in damage.
It’s not clear whether any of the burglaries are related.
Domestic violence arrests
Anchorage police said they arrested a 41-year-old Eagle River woman on charges of disorderly conduct after she got into a fight with a roommate on May 29. The woman was taken to Anchorage Jail; no bail amount was available.
A 20-year-old Eagle River man was arrested on June 2 for malicious destruction of property after punching holes in the doors and walls of a residence he shares with family members.
Anchorage police said they arrested Jason Traton Brown, 27, of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for driving under the influence after receiving a reckless driver report at 5:20 p.m. on May 31. An officer watched Brown drive in and out of his lane as he pulled him over, but Brown provided a breath sample that showed no alcohol in his system. He provided a blood sample for substance testing. Brown failed field sobriety tests, police said. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Karin Marjorie Wagner and Jason William Richards, both 28, of Eagle River. Wagner swerved and nearly collided with a concrete barrier on East Eagle River Loop at about 1:15 a.m. on June 1. While an officer talked to her, Richards - who is Wagner’s boyfriend - walked up after getting out of his vehicle to check on her, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. The two were driving home from an Anchorage bar, Myren said.
Wagner provided a breath-alcohol sample just under twice the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail.
Richards provided a breath-alcohol sample of one and a half times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $5,000 bail, which reflected two prior DUI arrests.
Victor Fred Anderson, 30, of Eagle River after an Eagle River McDonald’s employee reported a possibly impaired driver coming through the drive-through at about 3:30 am. on June 1. Anderson was located based on the employee’s description, and an officer found a rifle in his backseat. He provided a breath-alcohol sample of twice the legal limit and was arrested for DUI and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Anderson was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 cash/corporate bail plus $250 cash. rifle in backseat.
Justin Hart Richmond, 34, of Soldotna after an officer saw his vehicle on the side of the Glenn Highway on the Eklutna Flats on June 5. Richmond was asleep behind the wheel, with the lights on and keys in the ignition, Myren said. He provided a breath-alcohol sample of twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail; no bail amount was available.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.