POLICE BRIEFS - 11/8/12



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Pot-bearing juveniles turned over to parents

Anchorage police said they responded to two separate reports of juveniles with marijuana on Oct. 25. In the first, reported at 10:25 a.m., a student at Chugiak High was found in possession of pot at school, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The student was released to their parents with a directive to contact McLaughlin Youth Center.

In the second, police stopped a teenaged girl driving on the Old Glenn Highway near Thunderbird Falls in Chugiak for speeding - 82 mph in a 65 mph zone - at 2:15 p.m. She, too, was released to her parents with the McLaughlin directive, Parker said.

 

Tossed glass leads to malicious destruction

Anchorage police arrested a 21-year-old Eagle River woman Oct. 25 on charges of malicious destruction of property for throwing a coffee mug and breaking the windshield of her boyfriend’s vehicle after they got into a physical altercation on their way home from the Thursday Night Fights.

In a separate incident Oct. 26, a 28-year-old Eagle River woman was arrested on the same charges after she threw a bottle and damaged a door in a friend’s home.

Both were taken to Anchorage Jail.

 

Grudge over $15 generates fake threat

Anchorage police said they responded to a Chugiak home on Ranch Road after the resident reported getting a phone threat of someone in the woods with a shotgun at 9:47 a.m. on Oct. 27. When officers arrived, they realized there was no gun-wielding person and the whole thing stemmed from a fight between two men, acquainted for 30 years, over a $15 dollar debt. Alcohol was a factor, Lt. Dave Parker said. The suspect admitted to making the false allegation to “get even with the complainant,” Parker said.

 

DV arrest

Anchorage police said they arrested a 34-year-old Eagle River man for assaulting a household member on Oct. 28 after a physical altercation during a Halloween party. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $150 bail.

 

DUI reports

Anchorage police said they arrested Anna Pratt, 52, of Palmer for driving under the influence at Eklutna Village Road after another driver reported a reckless driver at 6:22 p.m. on Oct. 25. Palmer’s estimated breath-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail.

 

Other arrests, according to police:

Connie Calugan, 51, of Chugiak on Artillery Road following a reckless driver report at 7:50 p.m. on Oct. 26. Calugan’s estimated breath-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,500 bail.

Robert Poe, 53, of Wasilla after a stop for speeding — in excess of 100 mph, according to police — at 3:52 a.m. on Oct. 27 that was prompted by two separate reckless driver reports. Poe’s estimated breath-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail. A passenger, 20-year-old Benita Gaitan of Wasilla was arrested for minor consuming.

Terry Baker, 42, of Eloy, Ariz. on the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River after a reckless driver report at 4:20 a.m. on Oct. 28. Baker’s estimated breath-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 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.

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