POLICE BRIEFS - 4/18/13
Burglars target Pizza Hut
Anchorage police said someone broke into the Pizza Hut on the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. The break-in was reported at about 9 a.m. on April 8.
The burglar or burglars ransacked the restaurant’s office and opened a small safe containing hundreds of dollars, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. Police don’t release specific amounts of money stolen in burglaries. The break-in remains under investigation.
In a separate, unrelated burglary, Anchorage police said they received a report of a break-in at the Chugiak Dog Mushing Association Conex container on Beach Lake Road April 3. The only things missing were the padlocks from the trailer and a five-gallon gas can, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said.
Meter reader gets shocking reaction
A Matanuska Electric Association meter reader got a gun pointed at her by a surprised Eagle River resident on April 8, Anchorage police said.
The woman said she went to read a meter at an Eagle River Road residence and was walking back across the porch when an occupant of the home aimed a gun at her and asked what she was doing there, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. “She said, ‘I’m here to read the meter,’” Myren said. “The guy put the gun away and started apologizing.” No charges were filed.
Two arrested in undercover heroin operation
Two Anchorage residents tried to sell heroin to undercover police officers in Eagle River, Anchorage police said.
Police arrested Stormi Joann Chudocken, 23, and Corbin Young, 38, on charges of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance on April 8, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. The attempted drug sale involved 4 grams of heroin Myren said. Both Chudocken and Young were taken to Anchorage Jail on $6,000 bail.
Driver’s escape is brief
A 30-year-old Anchorage man led police on a short chase before driving into a snow pile and fleeing on foot on April 5, Anchorage police said The man, Luke Arlo Jackson, was arrested after a police dog tracked him to a forested area between the northbound and southbound sections of the Glenn Highway, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said.
The chase started around 4 a.m. when an officer tried to pull over Jackson for speeding as he pulled into the Chevron station on the Old Glenn Highway, Myren said. Jackson drove off as soon as the officer got out of his car. The officer called for backup and followed Jackson onto Artillery Road and then a frontage road, “where he collided with a snow berm” and ran, Myren said.
Jackson was charged with resisting arrest and failing to stop at the direction of an officer. He was also arrested for two counts of criminal impersonation because police found someone else’s ATM card on him, Myren said.
Anchorage police said they arrested Amy Maureen Baggett, 48, of Eagle River for driving under the influence after stopping her for erratic driving on Eaglewood Loop just after 12:30 p.m. on April 5. Baggett provided a breath sample of more than three times the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Christopher Robert Hidalgo, 29, of Eagle River after being stopped for driving on the wrong side of the road around 2 a.m. on April 7 on Eagle River Road in the area of Eagle River lane. Hidalgo refused to provide a breath sample. He was taken to Anchorage Jail.
David Juan Milton III, 31, of Wasilla after being stopped for erratic driving at about 5:45 p.m. on April 7 on the Glenn Highway. Milton provided a breath sample of more than twice the legal limit. He was arrested for DUI and driving without insurance and taken to Anchorage Jail on $10,000 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.