POLICE BRIEFS 3/29/12
Man reports sword theft
Anchorage police said a Chugiak man reported the burglary of $1,200 worth of items — including Japanese swords, a quarter collection and DVDs — on March 12. The man discovered the lost items when he came back to his apartment on the Old Glenn Highway after being gone for a few days, police said. A case is pending.
In another, unrelated burglary report, residents of Gavin Circle in Eagle River reported to police on March 16 that someone stole a television from their home just before they arrived, police said.
On March 19, a resident of Rivers Edge Lane told police that her former roommate and friends robbed her of $7,500 worth of goods by “threatening to hurt her if she did not comply,” police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. A case is pending in that matter as well, Parker said. No further information was available.
Dog bites runner
An Eagle River woman told Anchorage police that she was bitten by a malamute while she was running in the area of South Montague Loop and Shemya Drive at about 6:30 p.m. on March 19.
The woman said she jogged past the dog’s owner, who was holding the malamute on a 6-foot-long leash, according to a police report. As she ran by, the dog jumped up and bit her once on the left side of her abdomen, the report says. Officers responded and made contact with the dog’s owner. Medics treated the woman’s bite wound. Police took her home. The bite victim said she didn’t want to press charges against the dog’s owner, but did want the dog taken away, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. Anchorage animal control officers responded for the dog.
Man arrested on abuse warrant
Anchorage police said they arrested Zachary Morgan, 23, of Eagle River on an outstanding warrant for physically abusing a child. The victim is a young boy not related to Morgan, police said. Morgan was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail.
Eluding ends in snow bank
Anchorage police said they arrested Robert Davis III, 44, of Anchorage just after midnight on March 21 after he tried to elude an officer who pulled him over.
An officer stopped Davis northbound on the Glenn Highway between the Birchwood exits for speeding, according to a police report. The officer noticed signs of intoxication, but Davis “fled the scene prior to identifying himself,” the officer wrote. He advised dispatchers about a possibly impaired driver.
Davis, meanwhile, got off the highway at South Peters Creek and got stuck in a snowbank on Four Wheel Drive, the officer wrote. Davis was described as “initially uncooperative” but he was eventually taken into custody. Davis refused to comply with field-sobriety tests. He was arrested for driving under the influence and eluding and transported to Anchorage Jail, where he was held in lieu of $2,500 bail. His estimated blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.