POLICE BRIEFS - 10/4/12
Up in Smoke robbed by masked gunman
Anchorage police said that on Sept. 23 just after noon a robbery was reported at the Up in Smoke tobacco store on the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. A suspect described as a roughly 30-year-old heavyset black man wearing a black neoprene mask entered the store and demanded the clerk put money in a white bag, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. The man had a weapon described as a black semi-automatic hangun, Lammers said. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black baseball hat, and jeans. (See related story below)
Coffee stands burglarized
Anchorage police said someone burglarized two local coffee stands on Sept. 21.
Polar Bear Espresso on the Old Glenn Highway in Chugiak reported a burglary just before 5 a.m. that day, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. A cash register was stolen.
About an hour later, just before 6 a.m., an employee at Iron Horse Coffee on the Old Glenn in Eagle River reported a burglary there, Parker said. Someone shattered a window and stole an old computer and a cash register, which had no money in it, he said. Damage there was estimated at $400.
Eluding bid fails two ways
Anchorage police said they arrested Kenneth Haase II, 22, of Wasilla on charges of driving while license revoked, reckless driving, eluding and for two outstanding warrants after he tried to elude them on the Glenn Highway by car and then on foot just before 9 a.m. on Sept. 25.
Haase was seen driving recklessly on the southbound Glenn Highway and tried to elude officers in the area of Eklutna, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. He then abandoned his vehicle near the railroad tracks on Eklutna Village Road, Parker said. He was apprehended “by officers nearby,” he said.
DUI arrest made by eagle-eyed officer
Anchorage police said they arrested Bowen Dallmann, 45, of Anchorage for driving under the influence and driving while license revoked after being stopped by an officer around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 on Birchwood Loop Road. The officer knew Dallman’s license was revoked, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. His breath-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. Dallman was taken to Anchorage Jail without bail being set.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.