POLICE BRIEFS - 8/29/13
Juveniles behaving badly
Anchorage police say charges could yet be filed against juveniles who were allegedly smashing milk cartons together at the Eagle River Carrs store at around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 12. According to police spokeswoman Dani Myren, the teens’ actions were intentional.
“Apparently the boys ran down an aisle with a gallon of milk in each hand and smashed into each other,” Myren said.
The incident appears to be an imitation of a viral Internet prank that’s been documented across the country. Vandalism charges have been filed in some cases, and Myren said that’s not out of the question in the pending case.
“The store manager said it took a cleaning crew of five an hour to clean up the mess,” she said.
Stolen vehicle in ditch leads to arrest
On Aug. 8, Anchorage Police responded to a report of a disabled Subaru Legacy in the ditch near Eagle River Loop and Hiland Road. Upon their arrival, police encountered John David Ongtowasruk, 19, of Palmer. Police spokeswoman Dani Myren said Ongtowarsuk allegedly attempted to flee the scene in the vehicle, but could not. Myren said police determined Ongtowarsuk was intoxicated and that the Subaru was the one reported stolen Aug. 6. Myren said Ongtowasruk provided a breath alcohol sample more than twice the legal limit. He was arrested on charges of vehicle theft in the first degree, theft in the second degree, minor consuming, driving while license revoked/suspended, driving under the influence and resisting arrest. He was taken to Anchorage Jail and held without bail. A passenger, 18-year-old Zachariah O’Donnell, was cited for minor consuming and released.
Other DUI arrests, according to police:
Chance Shane Taylor, 24, of Wasilla was charged with driving under the influence after he was originally stopped by Troopers on the Glenn Highway between North and South Birchwood Loop at 11:38 p.m. on Aug. 8. Myren said Anchorage Police took over the investigation and arrested Taylor after he provided a breath sample twice the legal limit. He was taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $250 bail.
Bret Michael Bradford, 39, of Chugiak was charged with DUI after he submitted a breath test of just under twice the legal limit on Aug. 15. Myren said Bradford was pulled over for speeding and weaving at around 1:13 a.m. at the intersection of Chickadee Street and Eastside Drive in Chugiak. He was taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $2,500 cash or corporate bail plus $1,000 cash.
Ruth Anne Cantwell, 52, of Eagle River, was charged with chemical test refusal and DUI on Aug. 16 after she allegedly refused to submit to a breath test. Cantwell was pulled over at 12:56 a.m. at the intersection of N. Eagle River Loop and the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River after an officer observed her driving erratically, Myren said. She was taken to Anchorage Jail, where she was held on $500 bail.
Police allegedly found Peters Creek resident James Wade Archer, 44, in his running vehicle asleep with his head against the steering wheel on Deer Park Drive in Chugiak. Myren said Archer provided a breath sample over the legal limit and was taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $250 bail after being charged with DUI.
Eugene Harold Shepard III, of Anchorage, was pulled over for speeding at around 8:18 a.m. on Aug. 18. Shepard allegedly provided a breath sample over the legal limit and was charged with DUI and driving while license revoked/suspended. He was taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $1,000 cash or corporate bond.
Delbert Eugene Nettleton, 45, of Wasilla, was observed by an off duty police officer allegedly crossing the center line on the Glenn Highway near Peters Creek at around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 19. Nettleton allegedly provided a breath sample nearly three times the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, taken to Anchorage Jail and held on $3,000 bail plus release to a third party.
Charges are merely accusations; defendents are presumend innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.