POLICE BRIEFS - 10/10/13
Student ‘remorseful’ after tweeting bomb threat
Anchorage police responded to a bomb threat at Eagle River High after a 15-year-old student used Twitter to vent his frustration Oct. 1.
That morning the student tweeted, “I’m so ready to blow this school up today. Won’t that be fun?” said APD spokesperson Dani Myren.
GEOCOP, an analysis and intelligence company that monitors social media, saw the tweet and informed the school, Myren said. Police responded at 11:07 a.m.
According to Myren, the student said he had no intention of detonating a bomb at school and posted the tweet out of frustration. The student “exhibited extreme remorse,” she said.
No charges were filed.
Chugiak’s Darrel Kummert, 65, was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a revoked license Sept. 26.
APD responded to a business on the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River at 11:25 a.m. after receiving a call about a suspected drunk driver, Myren said. Officers smelled alcohol on Kummert, and he provided a breath sample that was three times the legal limit, she said. He was taken to Anchorage Jail and bail was set at $2,500.
Anchorage’s Outasone Kounduangta, 30, was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a revoked license Sept. 28 after providing a breath sample that was nearly one and a half times the legal limit, Myren said. JBER police stopped Kounduangta on Arctic Valley Road, and APD responded at 6:26 a.m. Kounduangta was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $1,500.
Eagle River’s Jeremy Harrell, 35, was charged with driving under the influence after providing a breath sample that was “just under three times the legal limit” Sept. 28, Myren said.
APD was dispatched to Citation Road in Eagle River at 7:29 p.m. for a collision. Officers saw vehicle tracks leading off the road into a nearby property. The tracks led into a tree, then to a driveway and back on Citation Road, Myren said. Officers found Harrell injured and on the ground, she said.
Chugiak’s Bowman Anthony Novy, 30, was charged with driving under the influence and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance Sept. 29. APD stopped Novy on Sunset Drive in Chugiak at 4:36 a.m. on suspicion that his vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run it was investigating, Myren said.
Though he wasn’t involved in the hit-and-run, Myren said officers detected alcohol on Novy’s breath, and he provided a breath sample nearly one and a half times the legal limit. Officers also found marijuana in his vehicle, Myren said. Novy was taken to Anchorage Jail and bail was set at $250.
Eagle River’s Linda Marie Parsons, 56, was charged with driving under the influence after she was pulled over for running a red light at the intersection of Business Boulevard and the Old Glenn Highway on Sept. 30. Parsons provided a breath sample that was nearly twice the legal limit, Myren said. She was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $1,500.
Thief makes off with guns, computer, jewelry
On Sept. 28, two firearms, a laptop and assorted jewelry with an estimated value of more than $5,500 was reported stolen from a residence on Waterfall Drive in Eagle River. Myren said the caller estimated the burglary occurred that day between 9 and 11:30 a.m.
In an unrelated case, a firearm worth $865 was taken from an unoccupied home on Citation Road in Eagle River on Sept. 26, Myren said.
“No other items were taken and there was no signs of forced entry,” she said.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.