POLICE BRIEFS 4/5/12
Dead moose turns up with neck strap
Anchorage police said a passer-by spotted a dead moose in the road at Loop Road Spur and Coronado Road on March 25. The officer who arrived in response to that report could see a small yellow strap around the animal’s neck but no other sign of physical trauma, according to a police report. Dispatchers contacted Mat-Com — which dispatches for the Alaska Wildlife Troopers — and charities but neither wanted to come out to retrieve the moose, the report said. Police weren’t certain just when the moose died.
The Alaska Moose Federation took possession of the moose, according to the report. A report was forwarded to Mat-Com.
Target mixture triggers bomb squad response
Anchorage police said they sent out the Bomb Squad on March 27 to dispose of a “large quantity” of exploding target mixture on East Eagle River Loop Road. The quantity? About 500 pounds, said police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. The report doesn’t mention criminal activity, Parker said, just the destruction of the exploding target material. Police are sometimes asked to destroy legally owned stuff too, Parker pointed out.
Anchorage police said they arrested Michelle Peterson, 31, of Chugiak for driving under the influence just after midnight on March 25 after she was stopped for entering the Glenn Highway going the wrong way. Peterson’s estimated blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Brandon Lee, 28, of Eagle River at about 3:20 a.m. March 25 on Farm Avenue after he was stopped for failing to signal a turn. Lee’s estimated blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit and he was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Fred Cox, 37, of Anchorage at 2:45 a.m. on March 26 after he was stopped for speeding — 107 mph — southbound on the Glenn Highway at Chugiak. Lee’s estimated blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
Philip Cater, 51, of Palmer just before 2 a.m. on March 28 after he was stopped for being illegally parked on the Old Glenn Highway. Cater’s estimated blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.