POLICE BRIEFS


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Somebody stop that mower!

A resident of Bill Stephens drive told Anchorage police on Aug. 4 that a white man driving a small two-door silver older model sedan stole his Blue Bird Thatcher lawn mower. The mower is worth $500 to $600, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The car has a large dent in the driver’s door. The mower was last seen atop the car, southbound on Bill Stephens.

Glock gone

A resident of Constitution Drive told Anchorage police on Aug. 4 that someone stole a Glock 10 mm pistol from his garage within the last month. There was no sign of forced entry, police said.

In a separate report on Aug. 8, a resident of Heritage Court told police that someone stole an XBox, two laptops and an iPod from her home.

Bear Paw thief busted

A young worker at a Bear Paw Festival booth last month stole $90 from the booth’s owner, Anchorage police said. The minor, who was not identified, was arrested Aug. 3, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The suspect was released to a parent, he said. Parker declined to identify the booth involved in the theft to prevent disclosing the identity of the minor involved.

DUI arrests

Anchorage police said they arrested Wilson Ryan, 27, of Wasilla around 10:30 p.m. Aug. 3 on Eklutna Village Road after an officer stopped him for weaving. Ryan’s estimated breath-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.

Other DUI arrests, according to police:

Kimberly Beskow, 27, of Eagle River on Aug. 6 just before 2 a.m. after she was stopped for driving erratically at Arctic Valley Road. Beskow’s estimated breath-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Jeremiah Gray, 19, of Eagle River on Aug. 7 around 1 a.m. after a motorist reported his car was in a ditch along Aurora Borealis Drive. Gray’s estimated breath-alcohol level was over the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500.

Andrew Paulsen, 23, of Fort Richardson on Aug. 7 at 5:30 a.m. after driving his pickup onto a concrete block at the Holiday station on the Old Glenn Highway. Paulsen’s estimated breath-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.

Jonathan McCrea, 58, of Anchorage on Aug. 7 just after 4 p.m. when an officer stopped him on Arctic Valley Road following a motorist’s report of a reckless vehicle northbound on the Glenn Highway. McCrea’s estimated breath-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. His passenger, Yvonne Lockwood, 33, of Anchorage, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

Kevin Kessler, 26, of Anchorage on Aug. 8 just before 2 a.m. after being stopped for speeding southbound on the Glenn. Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said there was no alcohol involved, but Kessler was arrested for driving under the influence and lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.

Stephanie Hasbrouck, 25, of Chugiak on Aug. 10 just before 3 a.m. after she was stopped for swerving. Hasbrouck refused the breath test. She was arrested for Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test as well as DUI and 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.

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