No charges for Wasilla woman accused of biting boyfriend
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Editor’s note: The woman who was arrested in the following case called the Star on Sept. 26 to say the charges in the case were dropped. Her name has been removed from this report.
A 25-year-old Wasilla woman was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly biting her boyfriend and punching the person driving them home from Anchorage to Wasilla. However, charges were later dropped, according to court records.
According to Anchorage police, officers were called at around 12:32 a.m. on Sept. 22 for a report of an assault near the Artillery Road exit off the Glenn Highway. Police said the woman and her boyfriend had been drinking in Anchorage and were being driven home by a sober driver. At some point during the ride, police said the woman became upset and the driver pulled over.
“[The woman] got into a physical altercation with her boyfriend wherein she bit him,” police wrote. “She also punched both her boyfriend and the driver.”
Police said the woman left the area before officers arrived but was arrested a short time later after being located at a nearby fast-food restaurant. She was charged with fourth-degree assault and taken to the Anchorage Jail, according to APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad. However, as of Thursday no charges were on file with the state of Alaska’s online reporting system.
The woman told the Star the incident did not happen as described by police and that she did not bite or punch anyone.
Police make multiple drunk driving arrests
On Sept. 15 at around 2:43 p.m. an APD patrol officer was flagged down by someone reporting a possible drunk driver. Police said the officer located the vehicle, a white Ford pickup, and saw it weaving in its lane. The officer stopped the vehicle and arrested driver Vladimir I. Lestenkof, 34, of Anchorage on a charge of felony operating under the influence for having at least three such infractions in the past 10 years.
On Sept. 18 at around 2:28 a.m. an APD officer pulled over a blue Suzuki that was allegedly driving with no headlights or taillights on the Glenn Highway and arrested driver Brady S. Sizelove, 24, of Eagle River for operating under the influence.
On Sept. 19 at around 1:38 a.m. police received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Canyon View Drive. Police said the caller reported a black pickup truck was loudly idling for about 20 minutes in a residential neighborhood. The caller said that while they were on the phone with police, the vehicle drove away. Police said officers arrived in the area, stopped the vehicle and arrested the 16-year-old driver for operating under the influence.
On Sept. 21 at around 8:31 p.m. police received a call about a driver weaving on the Old Glenn Highway. Police said an officer stopped the vehicle and arrested driver Richard Hennagin III, 29, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.
Woman reports harassment
On Sept. 19 at at around 7:25 p.m. police received a call from a woman wanting to report she was being harassed by a former boyfriend. Police said the woman was given instructions on how to file for a domestic violence/stalking protective order.
Motorist evades police
On Sept. 17 at around 12:34 a.m. an APD officer tried to stop a black Chevy pickup on the Glenn Highway for driving more than 110 mph, but police said the officer ended the chase when the pickup refused to slow down or pull over.
Stolen check bounces
On Sept. 20 at around 12:13 p.m. police received a report from a man who said someone tried to write a fraudulent check on his bank account from a checkbook that had been stolen from his vehicle. Police said the check bounced and did not go through.
Thieves break into house for sale
On Sept. 21 at around 1:17 p.m. police received a report that someone had broken into an unoccupied home for sale on Klondike Drive through a garage door. Police said there did not appear to be anything taken, but there was damage done to a vehicle parked in the driveway.