Police Say Report of Hopfinger’s Arrest Now With City Prosecutors

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

Lt. Dave Parker is with the Anchorage Police Department. He says private security agencies such as DropZone Security hired by Miller can make a citizen’s arrest if they believe a crime is being committed in their presence. Parker says they handcuffed Hopfinger and held him until the police arrive.

Parker says the application for the Miller event listed a window of 2-4 p.m. The police were called at 4:10 p.m. Parker says the security guard’s originally alleged trespass for the arrest but also mentioned a possible assault.

Parker says the police report about the incident is now in the hands of city prosecutors who will determine if a charge of trespass will be made against Tony Hopfinger or if a charge of assault will be leveled against members of the DropZone Security organization.

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