POLICE BRIEFS - 10/18/12

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 12:47

Scammers make false use of Alamo name

Anchorage police warn the public to be on alert for a scam in which callers say they’re collecting past due bills for Alamo car rentals. APD has received a complaint from Alamo Car Rental - the real company - saying they’ve received a couple of calls from the public about the scam. Reports say someone calls saying they’re from Alamo collecting a bill years back; calls come from a relative’s cell phone number. Suspects are seeking personal information from victims, police said.

Police urge the public to never release personal information by phone unless you initiate the contact; check bank, credit and debit card statements for unauthorized transactions; and be suspicious of phone or email messages asking for money or personal information. More information about online fraud and crime prevention is available at www.IC3.gov


Students arrested at ERHS

Anchorage police said they took a report at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 4 regarding an assault at Eagle River High School. Police arrested two juvenile females on charges of fourth-degree assault, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The two “jumped” a classmate in the high school commons area, Parker said. Both were remanded to their parents.


Man reports assault walking home from bar

Anchorage police said a man walking home from the Homestead Lounge on Sept. 29 told them he got beat up by a group of people. He said he got a black eye.

But the man didn’t report the attack until about a week later, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. The suspects weren’t known to the victim and his delayed report complicated the investigation, Parker said.


Assault arrest made on man living in vehicle

Anchorage police said they arrested a 39-year-old Anchorage man for assault and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance on Oct. 5 after he caused injury to a household member during a disturbance. The man was living in a vehicle in Eagle River.

A 35-year-old Eagle River man was arrested for assault, malicious destruction of property and family violence on Oct. 7 for striking a household member and breaking their iPhone.

On Oct. 10, police arrested a 26-year-old Eagle River man for assault after he struck a household member during an argument.

The Star does not name defendants in domestic crimes to protect the victims.


DUI arrests

Anchorage police said they arrested Joanna Ahrens, 24, of Anchorage for driving under the influence after an officer stopped her for no headlights just before midnight on Oct. 4 on North Eagle River Loop Road. Ahrens’ estimated breath-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail and held without bail until arraignment.


Other DUI arrests, according to police:

Robert Larsh, 32, of Anchorage, for DUI and four outstanding arrest warrants after he was stopped for careless driving at about 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 on the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. A breath test detected no alcohol in Larsh’s system; officers drew blood for drug analysis.

Jesse Wilson, 21, of Wasilla, for DUI and two counts fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon after officers stopped him for speeding before 2 a.m. on Sept. 10 on Artillery Road. Wilson was in possession of two handguns while intoxicated; his estimated breath-alcohol level was over the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $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.

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