POLICE BRIEFS - 7/25/13
Toddler found alone near Old Glenn
A 25-year-old Eagle River mother was cited and released for child neglect after Anchorage police said they found her 2-year-old son next to a gravel lot near the Old Glenn Highway in the area of Harry McDonald Road around 11 a.m. on July 11. Officers tried for more than 30 minutes to track down the child’s guardian, even using a patrol car siren and public-address system, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. Eventually, the child led officers to a lower unit in a nearby apartment complex and tried to insert a key he carried with him, Myren said. The key fit and officers knocked loudly and entered to find the mother and another person inside, she said. They were apparently sleeping.
Man accused of road-rage assault
A 28-year-old Eagle River man punched another driver while both sat an an intersection after exiting the Glenn Highway on July 15, according to Anchorage police.
Daniel Ashley Wahner drove up behind another vehicle driven by a 21-year-old Eagle River man while both were stopped at the intersection of the Old Glenn Highway and Business Boulevard, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. The other driver told police that Wahner got out, walked up to his open window, and punched him in the face, Myren said. Officers located Wahner, who was cited and released for assault.
Trio of Eagle River burglaries reported
Anchorage police said someone broke into a locked shed on Colville Street in early July and stole two boat motors and six new tires on rims. The burglary was reported on July 11.
Police said they received an unrelated report of a burglary on July 12 in the area of End Street. A resident said someone entered, possibly through an unlocked door, and took cash and a debit card from a purse as well as some prescription medication and some items from vehicles parked in the driveway, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said.
On July 16, a Pioneer Drive resident reported more than $8,500 worth of items stolen over the Fourth of July weekend including a camera and equipment and a generator.
Domestic violence arrests
Anchorage police arrested an 18-year-old Eagle River man for assaulting a family member while playing basketball at the Eagle River Alaska Club on July 11.
On July 13, police arrested a 23-year-old Anchorage man on charges he assaulted a friend or family member in Chugiak.
On July 14, police arrested a 38-year-old man for assault following a physical disturbance with a friend or family member in Eagle River. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $250 bail.
On July 15, police arrested a 44-year-old woman in Eagle River following an assault on a friend or family member. No bail amount was provided.
Anchorage police arrested Roy C. Yates, 52, of Willow on July 12 after receiving reports around 4:15 p.m. from Pizza Man in Eagle River of a possible drunk driver. A witness saw Yates driving a dark blue Dodge pickup, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. An officer contacted Yates and observed signs of impairment, Myren said. He refused to provide a breath sample at the Anchorage Jail, but a medical alcohol test revealed that Yates’ blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. He was jailed on $2,000 bail and release when sober.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Steven Thomas McCarter, 23, of Anchorage on July 15 after an officer observed him speeding on the southbound Glenn Highway; Mat-Su dispatchers had aired a locate for a motorcycle going more than 100 mph. The officer smelled alcohol on McCarter, who provided a breath sample just under three times the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,500 bail plus a $500 performance bond.
Thomas Theodore Heit, 24, of Anchorage on July 15 after an officer stopped a pickup at Lions Park with people riding unsecured in the back. Heit provided a breath sample of more than twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail on $1,500 bail plus a $150 performance bond.
Kellie Miller-Nagel, 48, of Anchorage on July 16 after another driver reported a possible impaired driver on Eagle River Loop Road around 7 p.m. and followed her into the parking lot of the Joy Lutheran Church. An officer located the vehicle in the parking lot and found Miller-Nagel inside. She provided a breath-alcohol sample of more than twice the legal limit. She was transported to Anchorage Jail; a bail amount was not available.