POLICE BRIEFS 9/29/11
No sport in this hunt
A resident of Sweetwater Circle in Eagle River told Anchorage police on Sept. 15 that someone stole a moose hindquarter that was hanging to cool in a shed. The door was left unlocked, police said. No suspects were located.
Stolen cards used for gas money
Anchorage police took reports of two separate cases involving burglaries in which thieves stole credit cards and used them to buy gasoline.
On Sept. 14, a resident of Oshetna Circle told police someone entered her home and stole $50 out of her purse as well as her Visa card, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The card was used several times to buy gas, Parker said.
On Sept. 17, a resident of Centerfield Drive told police someone entered their home and stole a wallet, keys and a credit card from a purse. The thief used the card at the Holiday gas station in Eagle River at around 5 a.m. that morning, Parker said. An investigation continues.
Pot grow sniffed out on Sherman
Anchorage police said they discovered about four dozen marijuana plants at a Chugiak residence while assisting Alaska State Troopers with the arrest of a man who cut his ankle monitor. Officers at a Sherman Street residence noticed the smell of marijuana during the arrest on Sept. 16, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Using a drug-sniffing dog, the officers discovered a 49-plant grow and a small baggie of heroin, Parker said. An investigation continues.
Boy doesn’t take ride from stranger
Anchorage police said that they received a report from a 10-year-old boy on Wingham Circle that a “skinny white male” offered him a ride. The boy described the man as about 6 feet tall and in his 30s, driving a white Yukon-style vehicle, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The boy ran home. No suspects matching that description were located.
Anchorage police said they arrested Daniel Lidden, 24, of Fort Richardson at Eklutna Village Road for driving under the influence around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 after receiving a Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately report from an off-duty Alaska State Trooper. Lidden’s estimated breath-alcohol level was “well over” the legal limit, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Brian Kelley, 53, of Anchorage on Sept. 17 around 10 p.m. at the North Eagle River Access. Kelley was stopped for erratic driving. He was also arrested for driving while license suspended. His estimated breath-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail.
Annibal Antonio Ochoa, 28, of Eagle River on Sept. 18 around 2:15 a.m. after running a red light at North Eagle River Loop Road. Ochoa’s estimated breath-alcohol level was “well over” the legal limit, Parker said. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Mark Bell, 46, of Chugiak on Sept. 18 around 7:30 p.m. after being stopped for speeding, swerving and leaving the roadway. Bell’s breath sample revealed no alcohol in his system and police drew blood for testing, Parker said. Bell admitted to taking prescription drugs, police said.
Kirk Tapley, 35, of Eagle River on Sept. 19 just before 6 p.m. after being stopped on the Old Glenn Highway for speeding. Tapley’s estimated breath-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was also arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons because he was in possession of a semiautomatic handgun and a shotgun, police said. Tapley was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.
Brian Hunt, 22, of Anchorage on Sept. 20 at about 1:15 a.m. after being stopped on Business Boulevard for failure to display a front license plate. Hunt’s estimated breath-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500.
Robert Chamberlain, 42, of Eagle River on Sept. 20 around 4 p.m. after being stopped by officers responding to a REDDI report. Chamberlain refused to provide a breath sample, police said. He was arrested for refusal, DUI and two counts of driving while license suspended. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.