POLICE BRIEFS - 11/22/12

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 19:00

Burglars snag tools, jewels

Anchorage police said someone stole $1,600 worth of tools from a home under construction on Devils End Drive in Eagle River on Nov. 10. The responding officer noticed two sets of footprints leading around the back of the house to the lower level, out of view of neighbors. The prints stopped at a lower-level entry door; its frame appeared to have been kicked or pushed open. Taken were a Dewalt circular saw, angle drill, 18-volt drill, XRP drill and a Champion 3000-watt generator.

In a separate, unrelated burglary reported Nov. 11, someone broke into a home on Sampson Drive in Chugiak and stole multiple pieces of jewelry: A yellow gold rink with a circular opal and diamonds around the band, valued at $200; a gold ring with a rectangular opal and diamonds on each side, valued at $200; a gold ring with an almond-shaped opal and diamonds around the stone, valued at $200; a gold ring with a pearl slightly smaller than a marble, with black flowers, valued at $200; a class ring from 1983 labeled Elk Grove High School, valued at $50; an 18-inch gold necklace with a drop-style opal, valued at $100; and a pair of drop-style opal earrings, valued at $100. Two iPods were also stolen, one white and the other black.


Cut-off patron tries to assault bartender

Anchorage police said they arrested Anne Andrews, 37, of Chugiak after she tried to assault the bartender at the Eagle River Eagles Lodge just before 9 p.m. on Nov. 10. A witness who said he’d stopped by the bar after a church auction said Andrews came back to the bar, irate, about 15 minutes after the bartender cut her off for having too much to drink, according to a report summary provided by police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. Andrews walked behind the bar, screaming profanities, and tried to assault the bartender, the report said. The bartender took out a bat to defend herself but didn’t hit the woman with it, it said.


Mother who abandons child arrested

Anchorage police said they arrested a 25-year-old Eagle River woman on Nov. 11 after she got so drunk that she passed out at a relative’s home, leaving her 5-year-old alone.

Police responding to a report encountered the child, awake after midnight and surrounded by dirty alcohol containers, clothes, garbage, what appeared to be human excrement and glass from a broken coffee pot, according to a report provided by police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. A complainant who was taking care of the child’s two siblings called APD after the mother passed out at her house and couldn’t be woken, the report said. The mother told police she left the child unattended when she passed out and also hit another household member in the head with the coffee pot during an argument, the report said. Her breath sample was more than three times the legal limit.

The woman was arrested for child neglect, domestic violence assault and family violence and taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail. The child and two siblings were placed in the custody of a relative.


Man arrested in car with drugs

Anchorage police said they arrested William Steele, 28, of Eagle River on drug charges Nov. 9 after finding him slumped over the wheel of his vehicle at the Eagle River Walmart. Steele told the arresting officer there was heroin in the vehicle after the officer noticed paraphernalia, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Police located a little more than a half-gram of heroin inside after executing a search warrant, Parker said. Steele was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,500 bail.


Domestic assault reports

Anchorage police said a 24-year-old Eagle River woman was arrested Nov. 10 for assault and family violence for her actions during a physical altercation with a family member. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail.

In a separate report on Nov. 12, police arrested a 30-year-old Eagle River man for assault and family violence during a physical disturbance with a family member. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $750 bail.

Another, unrelated arrest Nov. 12 involved a 40-year-old Eagle River man arrested for assault for his actions during a physical assault with a household member. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail.


DUI arrests

Anchorage police said they arrested Kacie Sampson, 18, of Norvik for driving under the influence after she was stopped for erratic driving just after 2 a.m. Nov. 10 at the North Eagle River Access. Sampson’s breath test results were more than twice the legal limit. A passenger, 18-year-old Alexandria Cook of Anchorage, was cited for minor consuming.


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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