POLICE BRIEFS - 10/11/12
Church burglarized, checks stolen
A break-in at Valley View Baptist Church on Sun Beau Drive in Eagle River resulted in the loss of $850 after someone stole a checkbook and wrote checks on the church account, Anchorage police said.
The break-in occurred between Sept. 23 and Sept. 28, police said. Someone pried open the door knob and took a laptop computer; the checkbook was in a locked file cabinet, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. More than 300 checks are missing from the back of the book, Parker said. Three checks totally $850 had already cleared by the time the burglary was discovered.
Hunting gear, gun stolen
Anchorage police said a resident of Baronoff Avenue in Eagle River reported someone entered a motor home parked in front of his residence and stole a bag of hunting gear and a Ruger MK3 .22-caliber pistol. The man was out of town between Sept. 23 and Sept. 25, police said. He later discovered the missing bag while on a camping trip.
Anchorage police said they arrested Sinesion Amboni, 29, of North Pole for driving under the influence after stopping him at around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 on Business Boulevard for not using a turn signal. Officers found a semi-automatic handgun in the driver’s door pocket, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Amboni, whose breath-alcohol level was over the legal limit, was also arrested for misconduct involving a weapon. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,000 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Rachel Tragesser, 25, of Eagle River after police received a report about a reckless driver just after noon on Sept. 30 on the Old Glenn Highway. Tragesser’s breath-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $3,200 bail plus third-party custodian.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.