POLICE BRIEFS 9/08/11
Burglar makes off with purse
A resident of Kaskanak Drive in Eagle River told Anchorage police on Aug. 27 that someone broke into his home at about 6 a.m. that morning and stole his wife’s purse. The purse contained credit cards and gift cards, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Someone used one of the credit cards later in the day, Parker said. An investigation continues.
Man vs. porch ends in arrest
A 30-year-old Eagle River man was arrested at 1 a.m. on Aug. 28 after he fired a handgun into the floor of his house and on the front porch, Anchorage police said. Officers arrested Dewy Johnson on two counts of misconduct involving weapons — one count for possession of a weapon while intoxicated, the other for firing recklessly, according to police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. They took him to Anchorage Jail, where his bail was set at $7,500 and court-approved third party custodian.
GPS stolen from Birchwood truck
Anchorage police said an unknown suspect removed a GPS receiver and some clothing from a truck parked on Birchwood Spur Road, as reported around 8 p.m. on Aug. 24. Total losses exceeded $2,700, police said. An investigation continues.
In a separate incident on Aug. 26, someone cut the lug nuts on a four-wheeler parked in a hangar on Birchwood Spur, police said. Damage was estimated at $500.
Anchorage police said they cited and released Derek Williams, 19, of Eagle River on Aug. 25. Williams had a marijuana cigarette in his possession when officers contacted him in a gas station parking lot, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said.
Police arrested a student at Eagle River High School for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance on Aug. 26 after he a school security officer found him with three small packets of marijuana, Parker said. The student was released to his parents.
Anchorage police said they arrested Brianna Bruchhuser, 20, of Anchorage for driving under the influence just after 6 a.m. on Aug. 27 after stopping her for erratic driving on the southbound Glenn Highway. Bruchhuser’s estimated breath-alcohol level exceeded the legal limit. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail and released when sober.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Rebeka Anderson, 56, of Chugiak at 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 27 after she high-centered her vehicle trying to leave a residence on Kullberg Drive. Anderson’s estimated breath-alcohol level exceeded the legal limit by more than two times. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $750 bail.
Calvin Johnson, 27, of Anchorage at 4:45 a.m. on Aug. 28 after police stopped him for speeding — 139 mph in a 65 mph zone. Johnson’s estimated breath-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $750 bail.