Man accused of tossing shelf at patrol car

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FAIRBANKS - A criminal mischief charge has been filed against a Fairbanks man accused of throwing a metal shelf at an Alaska State Trooper patrol car on the Mitchell Expressway.

A criminal complaint said 24-year-old Edwin Ryne Bifely had been drinking. Bifely, who has no prior criminal record, reportedly told the trooper he was walking five miles back to his house.

The trooper had received a complaint about someone throwing things in the roadway. The trooper's patrol car was struck by a 3-foot by 2-foot metal shelf.



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