POLICE BRIEFS 9/15/11
Bowling ball bag toss lands man in jail
A 25-year-old Eagle River man told Anchorage police he drank 24 beers before reportedly tossing his bowling bag through the commercial-grade double pane window at Eagle River Bingo and Casino, located in Eagle River Bowl. Witnesses told police that Joshua Clark threw the bag through the window during a disturbance around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 1, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. After Clark revealed the amount of beer he drank, Parker said, police medically cleared him before taking him to jail on felony charges of third-degree criminal mischief. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail, to be released when sober.
Just chasing turkeys
Yes, there are wild turkeys in the area of Tulwar Drive. No, the resident of that particular street hadn’t seen any lately when a 31-year-old man from Chugiak was spotted peering into his back yard in pursuit of said bird on the evening of Aug. 31. At least, the rain-soaked man claimed to be chasing turkeys, Anchorage police said. The man wasn’t carrying any weapons, but the Tulwar resident still wasn’t happy to have a strange man scanning his yard, police said. No charges were filed.
Shoplifter loses lingerie, gets away
A woman in her 30s tried to shoplift nearly $800 worth of undergarments, shoes and make-up from the Eagle River Fred Meyer on Sept. 2, Anchorage police said. The store’s loss-prevention agents interrupted the theft but the suspect took off with a man driving a four-door silver Toyota Avalon, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. An investigation continues.
Anchorage man jailed for assault
Anchorage police said they arrested an Anchorage man on Sept. 5 after witnesses said he strangled a family member at a residence on the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River and then threw a rock through the person’s windshield, breaking it. Travis Mills, 21, was arrested on charges of third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree assault, police said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Anchorage police said they arrested Abraham Gilila, 26, of Anchorage for driving under the influence and reckless endangerment on Sept. 3 around 5 a.m. after stopping Gilila for speeding on the Glenn Highway near the Eklutna Flats. Gilila had a 1-year-old child in the vehicle, along with an adult passenger, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. His estimated breath-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, Parker said. Gilila was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail plus court-appointed third party custodian.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Youn Matich, 56, of Wasilla at 1 a.m. on Sept. 1 after being stopped for weaving on Birchwood Loop Road. Matich’s estimated breath-alcohol level was below the legal limit; DUI arrests can also reflect drivers impaired by substances other than alcohol, police say. Matich was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail.
Jessiah Richardson, 18, of Anchorage at 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 after being stopped for driving 40 mph on the southbound Glenn Highway from Hiland Road while weaving in his lane. Richardson’s estimated breath-alcohol level was “well over” the legal limit, police said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail and release when sober.
Jerry Ware, 45, of Anchorage just after 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 after he was stopped for swerving in his lane on Lake Hill Drive. Ware’s estimated breath-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail.