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Story Last modified at 9:35 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

POLICE BRIEFS

Stay out!

Police had to work to get inside a home at the center of a noise complaint on Roads End Circle on Feb. 12 that resulted in the arrest of three people, including the 18-year-old left in charge while his mother was out of state.

Anchorage police arrived at the house around 2:45 a.m. after neighbors reported "numerous subjects throwing beer bottles and being loud," police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. A few female partiers ran from officers despite being told to stop, Shell said. Then, when police contacted the absent homeowner to get access inside the house, the woman would not allow them in, Shell said. They got a search warrant.

The homeowner's son, 18-year-old Christian Heriard, was being "aggressive and uncooperative" with officers, yelling at them, and was escorted to the back of a cruiser, Shell said. Heriard was arrested for soliciting a criminal act – throwing a party where minors were allowed to drink alcohol. One of the girls who ran – 18-year-old Chelsey Phillips – was charged with minor consuming and failure to obey a lawful order to stop, Shell said. Another party-goer, 20-year-old Justin Dolan, was a convicted felon whose conditions of probation included no alcohol, she said. Dolan was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and minor consuming and went back to jail.

Beware friends sharing pills

Anchorage police said they responded to the Papa John's restaurant at Wal-Mart for a medic assist involving a 16-year-old who had passed out. The girl was visibly shaken and lying on the floor when officers arrived, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. The girl didn't remember what happened but said she'd taken a pill one of her friends gave her and also may have "huffed" a can of dust remover, Shell said. She was transported to the military hospital.

In another, unrelated case, police said they cited and released Levi Bennett, 20, of Eagle River for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance after pulling him over for running a red light at Old Glenn Highway and Eagle River Loop Road. An officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car and, when asked, Bennett handed the officer a baggie containing approximately two "bowls" of marijuana, Shell said.

Elderly man walks away from caregiver

A 95-year-old man staying with an Eagle River caregiver walked away from the home on Feb. 14 but was found a block away, unharmed, Anchorage police said. The man, who has dementia, had the week before hit the caregiver and picked up a knife, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. No one was injured in that incident, Shell said. The situation was reported to a family member.

It happens to them, too

Anchorage police Officer Cody Musgrave, 36, of Chugiak reported on Feb. 16 that he had received magazine subscriptions he didn't want – Maxim, Flex, Us Weekly and Runner's World. Musgrave called the magazine companies and asked them to send him the subscription cards so he could check the handwriting, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. He'll submit them as evidence when they come, Shell said.

DUI arrests

Anchorage police said they arrested Tami George, 50, of Chugiak on Feb. 11 at her home on Sheltering Spruce after another driver reported that George had been involved in a road-rage incident on Voyles Boulevard.

Officers were dispatched to her home, where George said she drank a half-glass of wine, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. George's blood-alcohol level was estimated at more than twice the legal limit, Shell said. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail, and released when sober.

In an unrelated arrest on Feb. 16, police said they pulled over Gale Alan Rogh, 56, of Wasilla on the Glenn Highway at the weigh scales for driving erratically.

Rogh was unable to perform field tests and refused to provide a breath sample, Shell said.

He was arrested for felony driving under the influence, with prior convictions in 2007 and 2003, she said.



This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

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