Police Briefs - 6/28/12
Horse owner cited
Anchorage police said they cited an Eagle River woman on June 17 for animal cruelty after discovering her horse running loose.
Officers dispatched to a report of a loose horse fighting with other horses on Sun Valley Drive responded with Anchorage animal control officers, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. Neighbors reported ongoing problems with the horse, Lammers said. Animal control “observed the living conditions of the problem horse … and found the living conditions to be very poor and inhumane and found the animal to be in poor condition,” she said. Owner Judy Blalock, 65, of Eagle River was cited for cruelty to animals, Lammers said.
Hacksaw caper fizzles
Anchorage police responded to a report at the Wells Fargo in Eagle River around 10:15 p.m. June 17 after someone saw a man in his 50s trying to “access” the bank’s ATM via hacksaw. A woman was reportedly with the man. Both were gone when officers arrived, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said.
Anchorage police said officers responded to Winter Park Place in reference to an overnight burglary on June 16. The victim got home from work around 7 a.m. to find someone broke into the home and stole a laptop computer and wireless router, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. The 41-year-old told police he left the house locked but came home to find the sliding door unlocked and his bedroom window pried open. He said he didn’t know anyone who could have been responsible.
In another, unrelated break-in reported the same day, a 60-year-old Chugiak resident told police that someone stole four tires and a 10-inch miter saw from a shed in her yard on Sheltering Spruce Loop.
Anchorage police said they arrested Cody Tyler Allen, 22, of Anchorage for driving under the influence at 6:15 a.m. June 17 on Hiland Road after stopping him for reckless driving. Allen’s estimated blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Other arrests, according to police:
Kirk Crawford, 52, Palmer just after 1 a.m. June 19 on the Glenn Highway at North Birchwood after being stopped for speeding. Officers smelled alcohol but Crawford’s estimated blood-alcohol level was under the legal limit so a warrant was requested and issued for Crawford’s blood. He is on felony probation for drugs, police said. Crawford was lodged at Anchorage Jail with no bail. His vehicle was impounded and a cursory search revealed drugs and paraphernalia. Additional charges are possible.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.