Police Briefs - 5/3/12
Intoxicated vandal threatens officer
Anchorage police said they arrested Etika Timo, 37, of Chugiak around 4 a.m. on April 23 after he broke doors and a stove while intoxicated at a residence on Home Place. As Officer Jacob Heer drove Timo to the Anchorage Jail, he threatened the officer and his family.
According to Heer’s report, Timo “stated that he had experience with using explosives and that I would burn to death with my family. He stated that he would only be in jail for a couple of weeks and then would come looking for me and my family when he got out.”
Timo asked what he was being charged with, the officer wrote. Heer told Timo he was being charged with malicious destruction of property. Timo was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.
Threats against a police officer are not illegal in Alaska, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said.
DUI arrests Anchorage police said they arrested Carrie Chapman, 38, of Eagle River for driving under the influence at 9 a.m. on April 21 after another driver saw her drive into a ditch. The driver followed Chapman and saw her driving erratically, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. She was arrested in the area of Farm Avenue. A breath test didn’t register any alcohol, so officers obtained a blood sample with a search warrant, Parker said. Chapman was lodged at Anchorage Jail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Kristin Buhler, 34, of Eagle River just after midnight on April 22 on the Glenn Highway after being stopped for speeding. Buhler’s breath tested below the legal limit but officers found marijuana and smoking paraphernalia in her vehicle. Buhler was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.