Police Briefs 04/26/12
Irate Shine’s customer not happy to stop
Anchorage police said an employee at Shine’s Fusion Asian Bistro in Eagle River reported a woman who arrived apparently intoxicated and became enraged when refused service around 10:15 p.m. on April 15. The woman broke a drinking glass and left in her vehicle, driving south on the Old Glenn Highway, said police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers.
An officer attempted to stop a woman and vehicle matching the employee’s description but the vehicle sped off onto Park Place.
An officer eventually stopped Karen Conine, 47, of Wasilla when she pulled into a parking lot, Lammers said. Conine “became very, very uncooperative” but calmed down enough to perform field-sobriety tests, which she failed, Lammers said. Her estimated blood-alcohol level was below the legal limit, she said, so officers obtained a blood sample. Conine was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, failure to stop/eluding and violation of conditions of release. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail.
Police arrested Conine for resisting arrest on April 7 in Chugiak after she called APD to report a stolen vehicle but became combative when officers arrived. She was involved in a similar incident in Wasilla in 2010, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Dog fight prompts report
Anchorage police said a 60-year-old Eagle River woman walking her dog on the Old Glenn Highway reported that a loose dog attacked hers, causing extensive injury that required veterinary attention.
The woman was walking her dog around 6 p.m. on April 11 when a large, unleashed dog came running toward her, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said.
The dogs fought and the woman’s dog got hurt, Lammers said. The other dog’s owner began yelling at her, saying the fight was her fault.
The woman didn’t feel threatened, she told police, but did want to file a report because she expects to take the other dog’s owner to court to pay the veterinary bills, Lammer said.
Anchorage police said they arrested Curtis Kreid, 48, of Anchorage at about 4:15 p.m. on April 14 on the Glenn Highway after another motorist reported a reckless driver. According to the report, the problem driver spun out in a 180-degree circle while driving north on the Glenn at Eklutna and nearly caused an accident, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. An officer stopped Kreid at the Knik River access. His estimated breath-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 cash/corporate plus a $500 performance bond.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Patrick Duley, 26, of Eagle River just after 2 a.m. on April 15 after an officer saw him parked on Chamber Lane in Chugiak, just south of Oberg Road. Duley’s estimated blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail. Police cited a 20-year-old female passenger from Chugiak, Raelinda Turner, for minor consuming.
Adam Felch, 28, of Wasilla just before 4:30 a.m. on April 15 after an officer stopped him for speeding at the North Eagle River Access. Felch’s estimated blood-alcohol level was below the legal limit. Officers obtained a blood draw. Felch was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail.
Richard Humphreys, 44, of Fairbanks at 3:30 a.m. on April 16 after an officer stopped him for speeding at Artillery Road. Humphreys was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant - a first-degree vehicle theft charged filed in Fairbanks Feb. 27 - and for driving under the influence and driving while license revoked or suspended. Humphreys refused to provide a breath sample. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $25,750 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.