• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time

APD notices shift in DUI arrests

By Dave Detling 8:19 PM January 16, 2014

Department will use technology to reroute DUI patrols

ANCHORAGE – Spurred from the spike in deaths related to drunk driving, the Anchorage Police Department has ramped up patrols.

Their efforts, however, are having some unintended effects, according to information tracked from November through December.

“The department has suppressed DUIs in the downtown area, but in the process we may have moved some of the activity around,” said Police Chief Mark Mew on KTVA’s Daybreak Thursday morning.

In other words, police patrols have displaced activity from one location to another. The patrols targeting DUI enforcement in the city will now focus on the midtown.

“We will eventually be able to do predictive policing with it — not only figure out if we’re able to suppress crime completely, but where is it going to occur tomorrow,” Mew said of their current computer software and analytics.

According to Anchorage police, most of the midtown DUI arrests occurred on Tudor Road and Northern Lights Boulevard.

Latest Stories

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: DJ Soulman

    by Daybreak Staff on Nov 27, 10:13

    A born-and-raised Alaskan, DJ Soulman is making a mark with his music. Now living in the Lower 48, he recently performed for audiences in Japan, France and Vegas. He’s back in Alaska, and Saturday night he’ll share the stage with the Moonshine Bandits and Ceekay Jones at Williwaw in downtown Anchorage. The concert kicks off at […]

  • News

    Marijuana club opens in former Fairbanks wine bar

    by Associated Press on Nov 27, 9:52

    A marijuana club that for a fee allows patrons to smoke pot or consume it in foods has opened in Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1Xlw3KW) reports The Higher Calling Club opened Monday in a remodeled former wine bar downtown. Coffee and doughnuts were out for customers the first day. The cost is $10 per […]

  • DayBreak

    Family-friendly Police Navidad set for Saturday in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Nov 27, 9:11

    It’s a chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus and your local police officers, too. Held annually, Police Navidad is a free, family-friendly event to celebrate community and diversity. It’s also an opportunity to get to know Anchorage police officers in a relaxed setting and enjoy live music and entertainment. Kids can explore police equipment, […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage jury convicts sex offender of molesting child

    by Associated Press on Nov 27, 8:47

    An Anchorage jury has found a man guilty of sexually abusing a child. The state Attorney General’s office says jurors reached a verdict Wednesday, convicting Arthur Hapoff of sexual abuse of a minor. The trial lasted seven days. Prosecutors say the 6-year-old victim was sexually assaulted in 2014. Hapoff was previously convicted of an attempted […]

  • DayBreak

    Meet this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Nov 27, 8:04

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center: Dogs: Merry: female, unknown age Seriously, can Merry be any more adorable? She’s not just cute, but sweet, gentle and affectionate — even crawling into your lap for attention! So give yourself a Merry Christmas and adopt Merry! Shadow: female, unknown age Looking for a dog to […]

  • Sports

    Buzzer beater falls short as Seawolves lose to MTSU in Great Alaska Shootout

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 27, 7:08

    The last time the University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team had beaten a first-round opponent in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout was 1996. The Seawolves gave themselves a chance against Middle Tennessee State on Thursday, but fell short 75-72. After going into the half up 35-31, the Blue Raiders rallied to take a 62-47 […]

  • News

    Open on Thanksgiving: Workers say it’s about more than a bolstered paycheck

    by Eric Ruble on Nov 26, 22:58

    Most people would argue the biggest perk of working on a holiday is the extra pay. But at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Northern Lights Boulevard, the staff said there are other benefits to working on Thanksgiving. “We didn’t have as many customers as we typically have, but they were very grateful that I was here,” […]

  • On-Air

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Skip Black Friday, shop local

    by John Tracy on Nov 26, 16:30

    Black Friday: The retail cure for the Thanksgiving hangover. Big-box stores lure us in with one-time only deals, and we respond like Santa to sugar cookies. Last year, Americans spent more than $50 billion on Black Friday weekend. But, before you set your alarm clock for 5 a.m., I want to encourage you to sleep in […]