POLICE BRIEFS - 5/2/13
Teens arrested for Sicily’s vandalism
Two teenagers, apparently twins, were arrested on numerous charges after Anchorage police said they vandalized the Sicily’s Pizza in Eagle River on April 21.
Officers investigating broken windows at the restaurant just before midnight saw a vehicle pull into the parking lot and then speed away, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. An officer caught up with driver Bradley Dalton Goodwin, 18, of Eagle River on Business Boulevard. Goodwin provided a breath sample of more than twice the legal limit, Myren said. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, driving without a valid license and third-degree criminal mischief.
Brandon Decoda Goodwin, 18 and with the same date of birth as Bradley Goodwin, was involved in the vandalism and also kicked a corrections officer after the two were taken to Anchorage Jail. He was arrested on charges of assault and criminal mischief.
Bail amounts were not available for either.
Shots heard fired from racing cars
An Anchorage police officer responding to another call looked out the window of an Eagle River home around 10 p.m. on April 18 and saw two vehicles racing side-by-side down the street in the area of Baronoff Avenue and Chickaloon Street, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said.
The officer activated the overhead lights on his patrol vehicle but both drivers kept going, Myren said. Then the officer heard the sound of gunshots, she said. Several witnesses heard it too.
Police were unable to find the vehicles involved. There was no indication anyone was injured.
Chugiak home burglarized
Anchorage police said someone reported a burglary at a home on Birchwood Loop Road on April 19, though the break-in occurred eight days earlier. The victim said numerous items were missing including a laptop valued at $650, a chainsaw valued at $500 and clothing valued at $200.
Anchorage police said they arrested Robert Howard Einarsen, 55, of Wasilla for driving under the influence and several other charges after responding to a report of a man slumped over the wheel of a vehicle in the area of Todd Drive and Settlers Drive in Chugiak just after 7 p.m. on April 18. When officers arrived, Einarsen refused to provide a breath sample, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. He was found to be driving with a revoked or suspended license and without the Interlock Ignition Device he was required to use for a prior driving under the influence arrest.
Einarsen was arrested on those charges and also for felony DUI, third or more arrest in 10 years. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $5,000 bail and release to a third-party custodian.
In another, unrelated incident on April 21, police arrested Peter Christopher Tingook, 26, of Anchorage for DUI after stopping him for speeding on the Eklutna Flats just after 3:30 a.m., Myren said. Tingook hit speeds as high as 102 mph, she said. He provided a breath sample of more than twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail. A bail amount was not 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.