POLICE BRIEFS - 6/27/13
Medics respond to heroin overdose
Anchorage police said a 22-year-old Eagle River man had to be hospitalized following a heroin overdose on June 13. A friend of the victim called 911 around 2:30 a.m. from a home on Beaujolais Court, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. The victim told his friend he “shot up” at the Taco Bell in Eagle River, then arrived at the residence, Myren said. He was unresponsive when an officer arrived; the officer described him as not breathing though he could feel a pulse, Myren said. The victim was conscious by the time he left the residence with medics, she said.
Post-fight threat to officer lands man in jail
A report of two men fighting near the Eagle River Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham garnered police attention around 2:45 a.m. on June 13. Officers who arrived found the men to be intoxicated and began transporting them to the Community Service Patrol sleep-off center in Anchorage, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. But en route, 42-year-old Scot Anderson Gourley of Eagle River became “very agitated and began yelling at the officer and threatening him,” Myren said. Gourley was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and taken to Anchorage Jail to be released when sober, she said.
Trailer fire under investigation
Anchorage police responded to a camper trailer on fire on the 21000 block of the Old Glenn Highway around 10:30 p.m. on June 16. No one was hurt in the fire, which took place on a vacant property, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. Officers forwarded a report to the fire investigator’s office.
Boy discovered driving family van
An Anchorage police officer noticed a van with smoke billowing from the engine around 11:15 p.m. on June 16 and discovered a child driving it.
The officer pulled over the van, which was driven by a 12-year-old boy, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. Logs indicate the stop happened in the area of Voyles Boulevard in Chugiak.
The boy’s mother said she let the boy drive because she was suffering from stomach pain, Myren said. Four other children were in the back of the van, which appeared dirty and unkempt, she said. The family was homeless.
The mother, a 46-year-old woman, was charged with unlawful use of a license, no proof of insurance and reckless endangerment, Myren said. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail. The children were put in foster care through the Office of Children’s Services.
Angry Subway customer misses old layout
The Eagle River Subway restaurant called Anchorage police around 8 p.m. on June 17 after a customer became angry and shattered the glass door by kicking it open on her way out. The customer went to the wrong side of the counter and became angry after an employee asked her to order from a different spot, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said.
Domestic violence arrests
Anchorage police said they arrested a 22-year-old Anchorage man on charges of third-degree assault after he struck a friend or family member at an Eagle River residence on June 13. The man was taken to Anchorage Jail on $3,000 bail plus third-party custodian.
In an unrelated incident on June 15, police arrested a 20-year-old Eagle River man for family violence and assault after he assaulted a friend or family member in the presence of a child. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail.
In another incident on June 16, police arrested a 28-year-old Eagle River man on charges of family violence and two counts of assault after he struck two family members in the presence of a child. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $500 bail.
Anchorage police said they arrested David Grady Wright, 66, of Wasilla for driving under the influence after another driver reported him as a possible drunk driver around 7:15 p.m. on June 13 on the Glenn Highway near the South Birchwood exit. After an officer stopped him, Wright provided a breath alcohol sample that was more than twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $2,000 bail and conditions of release including no alcohol or bars.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Benjamin Gregory Angaiak, 33, of Wasilla, after his vehicle flipped on the Glenn Highway near South Birchwood just before 5:30 a.m. on June 15. Angaiak provided a breath-alcohol sample of just under twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail plus release when sober.
Jacqueline Therese Endsley, 52, of Eagle River after being stopped by an Alaska State Trooper for erratic driving on the Old Glenn Highway near Fred Meyer just before 1:30 a.m. on June 17. Endsley provided a breath-alcohol sample of more than three times the legal limit. She was taken to Anchorage Jail on $750 bail plus third-party custodian.
Pablo Angel Roman, 26, of Wasilla after being stopped for speeding on the Glenn Highway at Eklutna just before 11 p.m. on June 17. Roman, who was also charged with possession of a firearm while intoxicated, provided a breath-alcohol sample of one and half times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 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.