POLICE BRIEFS - 10/3/13
Accidental shooting sends teen to hospital
A 17-year-old was shot in the abdomen after the .357 his friend was cleaning accidentally went off in an Eagle River garage Tuesday, Sept. 14, according to APD spokeswoman Anita Shell.
Shell said the victim’s friend — a 19-year-old — mishandled the gun and it discharged as he set it down. A surgeon told APD the bullet missed all major organs and the victim’s prognosis is good, Shell said. No charges have been filed, she said.
Eagle River’s Jeremy Palmer, 31, was arrested for driving under the influence Sept. 22 after providing a breath sample that was “almost twice the legal limit,” Shell said. Palmer was stopped for speeding — he was traveling 80 mph — on Eagle River Road and Firehouse Lane at 3:49 a.m., she said.
He was taken to Anchorage Jail and bail was set at $500.
Anchorage’s Daniel Thompson, 41, was arrested for driving under the influence and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance after marijuana was discovered in his vehicle Sept. 22. Shell said he was pulled over for driving erratically on the Glenn Highway in Eagle River at 9:12 p.m. Thompson consented to an independent chemical test and was taken to Anchorage Jail, Shell said.
Anchorage’s Ahfook Lemoe, 20, was arrested for driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and child neglect Sept. 23. Lemoe was pulled over in the Eagle River Tesoro parking lot for failing to use a turn signal, Shell said.
He provided a breath sample that was one and a half times over the legal limit, she said. Lemoe had a 1-year-old child in the back of the vehicle, Shell said. Lemoe was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $1,000 and a condition that he not be released until sober, she said.
Combative passenger arrested
Police arrested a passenger of a car after the man refused to step out of the vehicle and wouldn’t provide identification Sept. 24 in Eagle River. An officer noticed a clear bag “with a green leafy substance inside” after approaching a parked vehicle near a construction zone on Conquistador Drive and Coronado Street at 11:34 p.m., Shell said.
A struggle ensued between the passenger, Eric Garcia, and the officer, she said. The officer was able to get Garcia into handcuffs, Shell said, and he was arrested for resisting arrest and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $500.
The driver, Kenneth Monti, was cited for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, Shell said. The officer recovered two bags of marijuana and a pipe, she said.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.