POLICE BRIEFS - 10/17/13
Man arrested with drugs after high beams alert police
A 20-year-old Anchorage man was charged with possession of cocaine and providing false information to an officer after the vehicle he was traveling in was stopped for not dimming its lights while driving behind a police car.
Martin W. Phillips had 0.35 grams of cocaine — including the weight of the plastic wrap around the drugs — after his vehicle was stopped Oct. 3 at 3:54 a.m. on the Old Glenn Highway in Chugiak, APD spokesperson Anita Shell said. Phillips, who had two outstanding warrants, was taken to Anchorage Jail, Shell said. He was the only one of four occupants in the vehicle who was charged, she said.
Chugiak’s Rick Matthew Brown, 59, was charged with driving under the influence, fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon and driving with a revoked license Oct. 2. Brown was stopped at 7:06 p.m. on Ranch Road for speeding and failing to wear a seat belt, Shell said.
He provided a breath sample of .206, Shell said, and had two firearms in his vehicle. Brown was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $1,000 and his vehicle was impounded, she said.
Eagle River’s Brittany Marie Rivera, 25, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 4. She was pulled over at 2:35 a.m. on Eagle River Loop Road for having a headlight out, Shell said. Rivera provided a breath sample of .137 and was taken to Anchorage Jail, she said.
Anchorage’s Bonnie Scarborough, 54, was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit a breath sample Oct. 4. Shell said Scarborough had slurred speech after an officer stopped her on Oberg Street in Chugiak at 9:30 p.m. Scarborough was taken to Anchorage Jail, she said.
Chugiak’s Tracey Mitchell, 25, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 6. She was stopped for driving without headlights turned on at 12:38 a.m. at Fire Creek Trail Drive and the Old Glenn Highway, Shell said. Mitchell provided a breath sample of .233 and was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $1,000, she said.
Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.