POLICE BRIEFS - 7/18/13
Car prowlers strike Breckenridge neighborhood
Anchorage police fielded multiple reports of vehicle break-ins and thefts on July 6 in the area of Breckenridge Drive. Complainants all reported that somebody broke into their vehicles, but not all of them said anything was taken, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. Some said it looked like someone rifled through their car and left items that belonged to somebody else, such as wallets emptied of cash and cards. A tally of missing or stolen items wasn’t available.
Domestic violence arrests
Anchorage police cited and released a 14-year-old male from Eagle River for assaulting a family member on July 5. The teen was released to his parents with a directive to contact McLaughlin Youth Center.
In an unrelated arrest July 5, a 22-year-old woman from Palmer was jailed after assaulting a friend or family member in Eagle River. She was ordered held without bail pending arraignment when she became uncooperative during her arrest.
On July 7, police arrested a 26-year-old resident of an Eagle River assisted living facility for assault after he got into a fight with another resident. He was jailed on $1,000 bail and orders not to be released until the next morning.
Anchorage police said they arrested Xavier Anthony Lopez, 25, of Anchorage for driving under the influence and driving while license revoked after an off-duty officer heard him squealing his tires around 4:20 a.m. on July 4. Lopez “did poorly” on his field-sobriety tests and provided a breath-alcohol sample that was more than two and a half times the legal limit, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $2,500 bail plus third-party custodian.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Letalie Martin Faatau, 24, of Wasilla after another driver reported a suspected impaired driver swerving on the southbound Old Glenn Highway in Chugiak, hitting a guardrail, and driving into oncoming lanes just after 2 a.m. on July 6. Faatau, who was also arrested for leaving the scene of an accident (for hitting the guardrail) was jailed without bail after providing a breath-alcohol sample of two and a half times the legal limit.
Eric Travis Clark, 23, of Anchorage after an officer noticed him pulled over to allow a male passenger to urinate near Eklutna Lake Road at almost 6:30 a.m. on July 7. After the officer pulled him over and noticed signs of intoxication, Clark provided a breath-alcohol sample of two and a half times the legal limit. He was also arrested for driving on a revoked license and without insurance. Clark went to Anchorage Jail on $2,500 bail.