POLICE BRIEFS - 6/20/13
Missing soccer ball triggers brawl
Anchorage police said they responded to the 16000 block of Centerfield Drive shortly after 8:30 p.m. on June 5 in response to a disturbance involving several 20-something women involved in a physical altercation that apparently started over a soccer ball.
No arrests were made because the officers involved couldn’t determine the original aggressor, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. One participant, who was seven months pregnant, said she was hit in the stomach by the husband of one of the other women, Myren said. She was taken to an Anchorage hospital for observation.
Man gets face pepper-sprayed
A 54-year-old Chugiak man told Anchorage police another man pulled up to his Platsek Drive residence around midnight July 7 “to talk to someone about a truck in the yard” and ended up spraying him in the face with pepper spray, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. The alleged pepper sprayer, whose name the victim knew, was with an unknown female, Myren said. He brandished a handgun before driving away, she said. An investigation continues.
DUI arrestee gets attention of Eklutna Lake drivers
Anchorage police said they arrested Dana Kummert, 50, of Chugiak for driving under the influence and child abuse/endangerment after officers discovered she had driven down Eklutna Lake Road while intoxicated on the afternoon of June 10. Police spokeswoman Dani Myren said a call came in at about 4:30 p.m. of a vehicle at Mile 6 that was in distress with several occupants and a driver who appeared to be “heavily intoxicated.”
En route up the road, the officer was flagged down by two more concerned citizens reporting a similar situation, Myren said. Upon arrival, the officer found Kummert, her husband, and two teenagers, aged 14 and 16. Kummert had consumed four vodka “shooters” driving back from the lake, according to the officer’s report. She provided a breath alcohol sample more than four times the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $2,500 bail plus third-party custodian and a $2,500 vehicle return bond.
Police arrested Kummert on DUI charges in April 2012, according to reports at the time. She got stuck in a snowbank on Rambler Road and provided a breath sample that was more than three times the legal limit, police said. According to court records, she pleaded no contest in that case in July 2012 and was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 117 suspended.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.