Police Briefsn - 5/10/12
Cops came — and went — through the basement window
First, a 57-year-old Chugiak resident called police dispatchers to say she was having a seizure just after 5 p.m. on April 27, Anchorage police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. The officers responding to the call noted that residents at that address greeted police making a prior visit with weapons in hand, Lammers said. But when officers responding to the woman’s request for help showed up this time, nobody came to the door at all — even after the officers knocked for an hour, the spokeswoman said. So the officers entered through a basement window.
“The female finally called out once I was inside the residence and told me to leave her home,” the officer wrote in his report. “She didn’t want medics, so we exited back out the window.”
Anchorage police said they arrested Alberto Montes, 25, of Fort Richardson for driving under the influence, driving while license revoked or suspended, and an outstanding warrant just before 1:30 a.m. on April 27. Montes was found slumped over his steering wheel on the northbound Glenn Highway at the Eklutna Flats, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. His estimated blood-alcohol level was more than one and a half times the legal limit. Montes was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Zachary Lamont, 41, of Eagle River at about 11:30 p.m. on April 27 after another driver reported a car weaving in front of them. Police stopped Lamont on Regency Drive. His estimated blood-alcohol level was just under two times the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.
Sharon Cruickshank, 35, of Chugiak at 8:45 p.m. on April 28 after she approached a resident of Sunset Boulevard in Chugiak and asked if she could sleep there for the night because she’d left her car at Birchwood Saloon until she sobered up. The resident said no and called police. Officers located Cruickshank as she walked back to the saloon. Her estimated blood-alcohol level was just under three times the legal limit. Cruickshank was arrested for felony DUI — generally three or more offenses within 10 years — and lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or corporate bail.
Ashley Roehl, 25, of Anchorage at 8:45 p.m. on April 29 at the North Eagle River exit after a passenger in her car called a relative and said Roehl was driving while drunk. Roehl’s estimated blood-alcohol level was just over twice the legal limit. She was lodged at the Anchorage Jail in lieu of $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.