Police seek man in harassment case
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.
On Oct. 8 at around 9:33 p.m. police said officers responded to a disturbance call on Centerfield Drive and found Joseph M. Laflamme, 37, of Eagle River allegedly spat on a woman during an argument before leaving the home. Police said they obtained a warrant for Laflamme’s arrest on a charge of harassment via offensive physical contact. As of Tuesday, police said they were still attempting to serve the warrant on Laflamme, who is described as 6-feet, 2-inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Police said anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call police dispatch at 311.
Police make multiple DUI arrests
On Oct. 5 at around 4:07 a.m. police said an APD officer stopped a red Chevy Aveo for driving 97 MPH on the Glenn Highway. Police said they discovered driver Christopher J. Converse, 29, of Wasilla was driving a vehicle with expired registration on a revoked license with an open alcohol container on the passenger side of the vehicle. He was arrested for operating under the influence and driving while license revoked and issued citations for speeding, no registration, no insurance and open container.
On Oct. 5 at around 11:53 p.m. police said an officer stopped a bronze Ford Fusion for an illegal lane change and arrested driver Hector H. Favela Jr., 36, of Eagle River for operating under the influence.
On Oct. 6 at around 3:38 a.m. police said an officer stopped a gray GMC Yukon for weaving out of its lane and arrested driver Dustin L. Campbell, 36, of Wasilla for operating under the influence.
On Oct. 7 at around 3:37 a.m. police said an officer stopped a silver Hyundai Sonata for speeding. Police said the driver, James R. Taylor, 25, of Eagle River showed signs of impairment and had heroin and drug paraphernalia on the passenger seat. Taylor was arrested for operating under the influence of suspected drugs, violating conditions of release and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Police said Taylor’s blood was drawn after they obtained a search warrant.
On Oct. 10 at a round 7:43 p.m. police said they received a call about a Ford Expedition driving “all over the road” and without its headlights. Police said officers responded, stopped the vehicle and arrested Kenneth G. Yehlik, 80, of Palmer for operating under the influence.
On Oct. 12 at around 3:11 p.m. police said they received a call about a woman passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked near the Fred Meyer gas pumps. Police said they responded and found Jannah L. Peterson, 36, of Wasilla sleeping in the driver’s seat of a running Ford Explorer. Peterson was arrested and charged with operating under the influence.
On. Oct. 12 at around 4:38 p.m. police said they received a call about a man asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle. Before police arrived, the caller reported the driver woke up and drove into a ditch. Police said officers arrived and found a white Honda Accord in the ditch partially blocking a bike path. The driver, Bryan K. Stewart, 43, of Chugiak was arrested for operating under the influence.
On Oct. 8 at around 6:05 p.m. police said they received a report of a burglary on Beaujolais Drive in which someone entered a home through an unsecured back door while the homeowner was at work and stole several items from inside.