Story Last modified at 9:36 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Father uses gun to block ride
A 55-year-old Eagle River man was arrested for assault and misconduct involving a weapon after he pointed a rifle at a car full of juvenile boys who came to pick up his daughter, Anchorage police said.
Thomas Gilheany did not want his daughter, a minor, to leave with the four boys, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. He told them so, Lammers said, and when they started "talking trash" he pulled out a .22 caliber rifle and pointed it over the top of their vehicle, Lammers said.
One of the boys was remanded to McLaughlin Youth Center for two outstanding warrants, she said.
Gilheany was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon and four counts of third-degree assault.
He told police that he never pointed the gun directly at the boys and "just wanted to scare them," Lammers said.
Alcohol was involved, she said.
Man reports illegal pet stolen
A 57-year-old Eagle River man called Alaska State Troopers on Jan. 8 to tell them that someone had stolen his illegally owned wolf, Anchorage police said.
Troopers told Calvin Hubbard that they'd take up the whole illegal whole manner later, but that he should call APD to report the theft, said police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers. It's against the law to own a wolf in Alaska.
The wolf was tied up outside Hubbard's apartment on the Old Glenn Highway, Lammers said. He provided a name of someone who had wanted to breed their dog with the wolf but that person didn't have the animal, she said.
Fake bills making the rounds
An employee at Papa Johns on Eagle River Road found a forged $20 just before closing on Jan. 7, Anchorage police said. There are a series of forged bills going around, primarily $20s, police said.
Anchorage police said they arrested Alan Goodoien, 27, of Fort Richardson for driving under the influence on Jan. 12 around 3:30 a.m. after two people found him slumped over the wheel of his vehicle in the Eagle River Fred Meyer parking lot. Goodoien's vehicle was angled to the right partially into the lane of travel with its left-turn signal on, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said. His blood-alcohol level was estimated at 2.5 times the legal limit, Lammers said. He was remanded to Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Other DWI arrests, according to police:
Gilberto Aragon, 34, of Wasilla at about 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at Eagle River Loop Road and the Old Glenn Highway after dispatchers put out a locate alert for an intoxicated driver at Monte Road and the Old Glenn. Aragon failed his field sobriety test; his blood-alcohol level was estimated at more than three times the legal limit. Bail amount was not available.
Trask Montgomery, 40, of Anchorage at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 9 on East Eagle River Loop Road after dispatchers put out a locate alert for a possibly impaired driver outbound on the Glenn Highway. Montgomery's blood-alcohol level was estimated at about 2.5 times the legal limit. Bail amount was not available.
Jerry Jonathan, 37, of Eagle River at 1:14 a.m. on Jan. 9 on the Old Glenn Highway after police stopped him for running a stop sign. Jonathan's blood-alcohol level was estimated at almost 1.5 times the legal limit. He was remanded to Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Lana Stamper, 25, of Anchorage at 5:59 a.m. on Jan. 13 on Lakehill Drive after dispatchers issued a locate alert for a reckless vehicle inbound on the Glenn Highway at North Peters creek. Stamper was contacted by police in the Chugiak High parking lot, with three passengers including two young children. Her blood-alcohol level was estimated at just under the legal limit. She was arrested for child neglect and driving under the influence and released on her own recognizance.
Steven Hole, 22, of Fort Richardson was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 14 after police stopped him for failing to stop at a stop sign leaving a parking lot on Regency Drive. Hole then started fishtailing at a high rate of speed on Regency and didn't stop at another stop sign on Business Boulevard. His blood-alcohol level was estimated at 1.5 times the legal limit.
This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, January 19, 2011.
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