Police briefs — 9/19/13



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Generator, pump stolen

A Pruhs Construction storage facility behind Brown Jug on the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River was burglarized Sept. 3.

A generator with an estimated value of $1,200 and a submersible pump with an estimated value of $1,500 were stolen, according to APD spokesperson Anita Shell. Both items were rented from Anchorage’s DJ’s Alaskan Rentals Inc.

The incident was reported at 10:09 a.m.

 

iPod stolen from coffee shop

Two white males dressed in heavy winter jackets, pants and hats kicked in the door and stole a black iPod Touch valued at $100 from Wake up and Smell the Coffee located at 11600 Business Blvd. in Eagle River on Sept. 7. The incident occurred at 3:50 a.m., Shell said.

 

DUI arrest

Police arrested Wasilla’s Kourtney Pope, 21, for driving under the influence after she was pulled over for speeding on the Glenn Highway on Sept. 8 at 3:41 a.m. Pope failed a field sobriety test and was “just slightly over the legal limit,” Shell said. Pope was taken to Anchorage jail.

 

SUV takes police on short chase

A dark-colored SUV pulling a flatbed trailer took police on a short chase Sept. 8. Police attempted to pull the vehicle over after failing to use turn signals, Shell said.

The car went into the Eagle River Fred Meyer parking then left the lot and accelerated to 65 mph. Police activated their lights and sirens, Shell said, but the car continued down South Birchwood Loop. Rainy weather hindered visibility and the officer in pursuit couldn’t see the license plate, she said.

Due to poor conditions, police let the car go. It was last seen near Chugiak High, Shell said.

 

Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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