POLICE BRIEFS - 9/12/13
Driver arrested for crashing company vehicle
Anchorage police say they arrested Anthony Michael Quintana, 21, of Eagle River on charges of driving under the influence, sixth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, fourth degree misconduct involving weapons and leaving the scene of an accident after they were called to Piccolino’s in Eagle River for a report of an employee who drove a company truck into a tree at around 8:20 p.m. on Aug. 27. APD spokeswoman Dani Myren said Quintana was allegedly found to be in possession of a handgun and a small amount of marijuana. He was taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $1,000 bail plus release to a sober adult.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Anchorage police say they arrested Eva Nancy Joe, 22, of Anchorage, for driving under the influence at around 2:26 a.m. Aug. 21 after she was stopped on the Glenn Highway near the Mirror Lake exit for having a headlight out. Joe provided a breath sample of more than 1.5 times the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $2,500 cash bail.
Anchorage police say they arrested Pamela Lea Guerrero, 42, of Eagle River for breath test refusal and DUI following a traffic stop at around 12:07 a.m. on Aug. 25 near Driftwood Bay Drive. Guerrero was taken to Anhchorage Jail, where she was subject to a blood draw and held on $1,000 bail.
Anchorage police say they arrested Ryan Charles Fletcher, 31, of Eagle River for driving under the influence after an officer responded to a report that a vehicle had struck a fence near the corner of Bill Stephens Drive and Voyles Ave. in Chugiak at around 2:22 a.m. Aug. 25. Fletcher was allegedly the sole occupant and driver of the vehicle. Myren said Fletcher provided a breath sample of nearly three times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $250 bail with a $250 bond attached to his vehicle.
Anchorage police say they arrested Lemoelefili Lemafa, 26, of Anchorage near the Glenn Highway scales at around 3 a.m. on Aug. 25 after they received a report that someone had possibly been assaulted at the Homestead Lounge in Eagle River. Lemafa’s vehicle matched the description of the suspect vehicle, Myren said. However, after Lemafa’s arrest, the original complainant refused to press assault charges. Lemafa allegedly provided a breath sample of almost 1.5 times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $500 bail.
Anchorage Police say they arrested Margaret Dombrowski, 38, of Eagle River for driving under the influence following an incident that began just before midnight at the Birchwood Saloon on Aug. 25. According to Myren, someone at the saloon reported a woman had stolen money from a wallet. After the theft suspect fled on foot, Dombrowski was allegedly seen driving away from the bar to go look for her in a silver van. Dombrowski went to a nearby residence, where she got someone else to drive the van. However, when police later contacted Dombrowski, they learned she had been driving the van and arrested her based on witness statements.
Anchorage police say they arrested Denise Payovich, 47, of Eagle River for leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle under the influence after they were called to a single vehicle collision with a light pole at Eagle River High at around 7:33 a.m. on Aug. 29. Payovich’s blood alcohol level was zero, but she was arrested based on signs of impairment, Myren said. She was held on $5,000 cash or corporate bond plus third party supervision.
Anchorage police say they arrested Joshua Libis, 21, of Anchorage for driving under the influence after stopping a vehicle for speeding on the Glenn Highway near the South Birchwood exit at around 11:57 a.m. on Aug. 29. Libis provided a breath alcohol sample of more than two times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $3,000 cash or corporate plus a $500 performance bond.
Anchorage police arrested Thomas McKinley, 28, of Chugiak for criminal mischief after McKinley allegedly shot his neighbor’s picture window with a pellet gun following a dispute over a barking dog.
Anchorage police say a 16-year-old juvenile was arrested for driving under the influence after police received reports of a vehicle driving through lawns near the intersection of North Eagle River Loop and the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 1. The juvenile allegedly provided a breath sample of just under 1.5 times the legal limit. He was released to a guardian and directed to contact juvenile intake.
Police arrested a man in Chugiak on Aug. 25 after he threatened a family member. He was charged with third degree assault and fourth degree assault.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.