Charges are pending against Helen Desinger, 68, of Anchorage, who is believed to be behind the destruction of Congressman Don Young campaign signs that were on private property at the corner of Tudor Road and Old Seward Highway.
The incident, which occurred on Oct. 28, is classified as a misdemeanor. Desinger is believed to be the one caught because a security camera recorded the license plate of a vehicle registered to her.
The Alaska Court system has now entered the matter into the court system records online, with a court date of Dec. 29, but the specific charges are not yet noted. Criminal mischief may be the ultimate charge; the value of the signs is probably under $500, depending on the level of destruction and whether the wood was salvageable.
Desinger, who lives in District 28, South Anchorage – Rabbit Creek, has a clean criminal record with not much more than a speeding ticket before this incident. She is a (edited here) retired educator who worked for the nonprofit, South East Regional Resource Center.