POLICE BRIEFS - 9/20/12
Hitchhiker caught red-handed
Anchorage police said they arrested a 24-year-old Big Lake man on Sept. 7 for charges related to a Chugiak burglary after finding him hitchhiking along the Glenn Highway — with the stolen items in his pocket.
An officer spotted Michael Jammes at about 3:45 a.m. on the Glenn, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. On Jammes, officers found a GPS, GPS accessories, and sunglasses stolen from a vehicle parked in a garage on Iris Street, Parker said. Police charged Jammes with first-degree burglary, third-degree theft and fifth-degree criminal mischief. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $5,000 bail.
In another, unrelated Chugiak burglary reported Sept. 10, someone entered a home on Laughlin Street through an unlocked door and stole a television set and some jewelry, Parker said.
Anchorage police said they arrested John Carter, 53, of Eagle River after receiving a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately report in the area of Celestial Street at 3:15 a.m on Sept. 8. Police arrested Carter on charges of driving while license revoked, felony driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a breath test. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $3,000 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Cody Grimm, 24, of Anchorage after being stopped at around 1 a.m. on Sept. 9 on Business Boulevard and Regency Drive for tinted windows and hitting a curb. Grimm’s estimated breath-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,000 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.