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Story Last modified at 2:48 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Police Briefs: August 11, 2011

Cuss at magistrate? No bail for you

A 19-year-old from Eagle River ended up in jail without bail after he picked a fight with an Anchorage police officer, threatened police in general, and then told a magistrate to do something nasty, police said. Anthony Quintana got the attention of the police around 4:30 a.m. on July 30, when Officer Jacob Heer visited a residence on Shemalga Loop to check on a reported fight. Other officers had visited the same place for noise complaints earlier in the evening. The homeowner was cooperative, Heer wrote in his synopsis of the visit. Quintana, one of several people inside, was not.

Heer described Quintana as belligerent and turning combative, accusing his friends of getting him in trouble. The officer said Quintana was "obviously intoxicated" and tried to put him in handcuffs when he threatened his friends. He resisted, pulling away and flailing around, Heer wrote. Once in custody, Quintana spit on the officer's vest, hit the officer in the face with his elbow and "made threats to stalk and kill APD officers," he wrote. Once at Anchorage Jail and before a magistrate who was determining his bail amount, Quintana directed the magistrate to perform a sex act on him. He was lodged without bail on charges of disorderly conduct and minor consuming.

Plane found, parts missing

A complainant on Bowery Lane told Anchorage police on July 29 that someone removed parts from an airplane he stored at an ex-wife's property and sold the plane to someone else without a title. Police recovered the plane, minus prop and engine, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. An investigation continues.

Panhandler draws attention

Anchorage Police said they came to Business Boulevard on July 29 to investigate a complaint of an aggressive panhandler. They left with Jason Kesanen, 29, of Anchorage, who was arrested for disorderly conduct, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. During the investigation, Kesanen began shouting obscenities at the officers, Parker said. Kesanen was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail and released when sober.

Time for school to start, perhaps?

Residents of Hiland Road reported that someone opened 22 mailboxes and damaged 10. Police said they had no suspect information.

DUI arrests

Anchorage police said they arrested Lauren Taylor, 28, of Anchorage for driving under the influence and refusal on the Glenn Highway July 28 around 1 a.m. after an off-duty police officer clocked her speed at 103 mph. Taylor refused to do field-sobriety tests or give a breath sample. She was lodged at Anchorage Jail.

Other arrests, according to police:

James Delaquito, 24, of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway July 30 around 3 a.m. after an officer stopped him for erratic driving. Delaquito's breath-alcohol level was estimated at more than twice the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Joseph McLin, 57, of Wasilla at Eklutna Village Road Aug. 1 around 3 a.m. after an officer stopped him for speeding. McLin's breath-alcohol level was estimated at more than the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $250.

Steven Dietrich, 19, of Eagle River on South Birchwood Loop Road Aug. 3 just after midnight after he was stopped for speeding. Dietrich's breath-alcohol level was estimated at more than the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail.

Michael Smith, 42, of Wasilla on Birchwood Loop Road Aug. 3 just before 1 a.m. after he was stopped for a loud muffler. Dietrich's breath-alcohol level was estimated at more than the legal limit. He was lodged at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $500 bail.



This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

Charges are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in at trial or until a plea of guilty is accepted by the courts.