POLICE BRIEFS - 1/17/13
Now that’s drama
Anchorage police responded to a single-family home on Hummer Bay Loop in Eagle River just after midnight on Jan. 4 after a 27-year-old woman fired a handgun through the ceiling. The woman, who was cited and released for misconduct involving weapons, shot at the ceiling, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. No one else was in the home at the time. The woman wasn’t injured. The responding officer said the woman was “being dramatic,” Myren said.
A 30-year-old Eagle River woman was arrested for assault after causing injury to a friend or family member on Jan. 6, Anchorage police said. The woman was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said.
Anchorage police said they arrested Levi Sweet, 32, of Anchorage for driving under the influence on Jan. 4 after finding him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle, idling in the middle of the Parkwood Building parking lot on the Old Glenn Highway. Sweet’s breath-alcohol test revealed none in his system but he failed field sobriety tests, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
David Carlton, 34, of Wasilla at 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 5 after another driver on the southbound Glenn Highway near the North Eagle River exit reported him as being possibly impaired. Carlton’s breath-alcohol level was one and a half times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $5,000 cash/corporate bail and a $1,000 vehicle bond.
Charles Blalock, 53, of Anchorage just after 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 6 after being stopped for speeding on the northbound Glenn Highway near Mirror Lake. Blalock’s breath-alcohol level was just under twice the legal limit. His vehicle was impounded and he was taken to Anchorage Jail on $2,000 cash/corporate bail.
Timothy Harris, 52, of Eagle River at 4 p.m. on Jan. 6 after at least two other drivers reported him as a possibly impaired driver on the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. Harris’ breath-alcohol level was just under one and half times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail.
William Parks, 32, of Savoonga at about 4:15 on Jan. 8 after being stopped for speeding on the southbound Glenn Highway near the South Birchwood Loop Road exit. Parks’ breath-alcohol level was just over the legal limit. No bail was given in the report.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.