POLICE BRIEFS - 2/21/13
Man describes Fred Meyer parking lot beating
A 20-year-old man from Chugiak told Anchorage police that three men assaulted him in the Fred Meyer parking lot just before 7 p.m. on Feb. 11. The man said he was walking to his car when he heard someone behind him, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. Two men pinned him and a third man started punching him in the face, Myren said. The victim couldn’t identify his attackers and said he didn’t know why they assaulted him, she said. He refused medical treatment.
Pain clinic burglar leaves empty-handed
Anchorage police said someone tried to break into a pain clinic on Horseshoe Drive.
The attempted break-in, reported at 9:15 a.m. on Feb. 6, came in the form of a hole in a window that appeared too small to allow access, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. The practice wasn’t yet open for business and had no medication stored on site, Myren said.
In an unrelated burglary on Feb. 11, police said someone broke into a shed on Scenic Drive in Chugiak and stole about $950 worth of tools.
Jewels stolen from trunk
A 20-year-old Eagle River man was arrested on theft charges after he stole jewelry from the trunk of a car at an apartment complex on Aurora Street, Anchorage police said. Tyler Bavaro allegedly stole several pieces of jewelry from a car belonging to a person who lives at his address, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. The jewels were pawned for more than $1,800, Myren said. The theft occurred on Feb. 7; Bavaro was arrested on a warrant the next day. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $2,500 bail.
Domestic assault reports
Anchorage police said they arrested a 33-year-old Eagle River man for assault after he struck a friend or family member on Feb. 7. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,500 bail.
The same day, police arrested a 26-year-old Chugiak man for assault, burglary, criminal mischief and misconduct involving a weapon after he showed up at the home of a friend or family member and pushed his way in after she refused him entry, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. The man carried a handgun, Myren said. Alcohol was involved, she said.
Anchorage police said they arrested Craig Cunningham, 26, of Chugiak for driving under the influence after he pulled over on the side of the Glenn Highway near the South Birchwood exit on Feb. 7. Cunningham’s breath-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail; a bail amount wasn’t available.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Christopher Pinckney, 20, of Eagle River after an officer saw his vehicle stuck in the snow at East Eagle River Loop Road and Yosemite Drive on Feb. 9. Pinckney’s breath-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1000 bail plus a $250 vehicle-return bond.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.