POLICE BRIEFS - 9/27/12
Chugiak merchandise stolen
Anchorage police said someone apparently used a pole to ram their way into the Chugiak High football concession stand on Sept. 17. They stole several thousand dollars worth of clothing merchandise, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said.
Shots reported at party
Anchorage police said they cited and released two Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson residents for fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons after responding to a loud party and possible gunfire complaints on North River Circle in Eagle River at about 12:30 am. on Sept. 16.
Upon arrival at the party, the officers saw a large bonfire in the backyard of the home involved, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. They contacted people inside and determined that the two men, both intoxicated “had discharged some weapons,” Lammers said.
Cited were Cody Lyle Eicher, 21, and Shea Glaesman, 22.
Girl reports indecent exposure at Chugiak pool
A 12-year-old girl who lives in Chugiak told Anchorage police that an 18-year-old male exposed himself to her at the Chugiak High pool on Sept. 12. The girl said he told her to look underwater and exposed himself, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. The girl and a custodian reported the incident to pool staff, who contacted his parents, Lammers said. The parents showed up but left before police arrived, she said. Police were hoping to conduct follow-up interviews with both parties.
First Baptist reports burglary
Anchorage police said the pastor at First Baptist Church on Old Eagle River Road reported a burglary on Sept. 12. Pastor Todd Burgess reported that his laptop and a change jar were missing from his desk, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. While the doors to the church were locked, a search of the property revealed and unlocked window with its screen removed, Lammers said. Police have no suspects.
In another, unrelated burglary on Sept. 14, a business on Bill Stephens Drive reported someone tried to pry open a metal door but failed.
Honey, it’s just me!
Anchorage police said a homeowner on Fish Hatchery Road said she came home and saw someone in the shed while letting out the dog at about 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 15. The woman left the house and met police at the Eagle River Fred Meyer, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. When officers came to the house to check things out, they noticed the shed door open, Lammers said.
That’s when the woman’s husband emerged from the shed, she said. Case suspended.
Anchorage police said they responded to Garcia’s Restaurant at 5 p.m. on Sept. 15 in reference to a suspected impaired driver and later located the vehicle on Eagle River Loop Road. An officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol on driver Keith Cassellius, 58, of Eagle River, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. Cassellius failed field-sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail. Other DUI arrests, according to police
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.