At 1:56 AM on June 24, 2019 a citizen called APD to report a yellow cab that was being driven recklessly. The caller stated the cab driver did a U-turn in the middle of Lake Otis, drove up on the sidewalk, and then sped down the roadway. As officers responded to the area, several more citize…

At 9:16 PM on June 23, 2019, APD responded to a residence on the 7500-block of Foxridge Way in reference to a bullet that had entered an apartment through the floor. No injuries were reported. Officers responded and made contact with the complainant who showed officers a bullet hole in the c…

At 6:05 PM on June 18, 2019, Officers were dispatched to a parking lot on the 5400-block of E Northern Lights Boulevard in reference to a male slumped over the wheel of a 2006 silver Honda CRV. It was reported that a female was passed out in the back seat. While the officers were in route Di…

At 6:26 AM on June 8, 2019, a blue 2007 Toyota Sequoia was reported as stolen to APD. The vehicle was locked and parked in the street in front of the owner’s residence on the 1000-block of W 27th Avenue when it was taken. The owner had been woken up by his vehicle’s alarm going off. When the…

On 6/15/19 at around 1:26 a.m., a mid-shift patrol officer was in the area of C Street and W Fireweed Lane when he observed a black Lincoln SUV approaching the intersection; a quick computer check determined that the vehicle was registered as stolen.

At 12:46 AM on Sunday, June 9, 2019, an Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit Officer (IDEU) conducted a traffic stop on a red Chevy Malibu in the parking lot of First National Bank at 1821 Gambell Street. The officer initiated the stop after witnessing the driver of the Malibu drift across all …

At 9:50 PM on June 5, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report that a blue Honda Civic had been driven through a residential yard on the 3100-block of South Circle. Shortly thereafter Dispatch received another call of a blue vehicle being driven recklessly on O’Malley near Lake Otis.

On 6/3/19 around 11:30 a.m., Cynthia Hoffman (19-years-old) was reported missing by a family member. The family member reported she was last seen by a friend at Polar Bear Park possibly on 6/2/19 around 4 p.m. wearing blue jeans, a hoodie and tennis shoes.

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that a Wasilla man has been sentenced to federal prison after he and a co-conspirator stole a fossilized woolly mammoth tusk from an Anchorage BLM museum, and then cut the tusk into pieces and sold them for profit.

On 5/30/19 around 8:55 a.m., Dispatch received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Medfra Street. Officers with the Patrol Division located an adult male lying in the 1200 block of 12th Avenue shot multiple times. He was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at t…

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that two Anchorage men were found

At 9:43 AM on May 17, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report his vehicle as stolen.  The citizen had gotten into a car crash with his 2008 black Chevy Impala in a parking lot on the 3800-block of Lake Otis Parkway.  As the citizen was out of his vehicle and exchanging information with…

Next of kin procedures are complete. The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Leopoldo Sanchez.

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that three Anchorage residents have been sentenced for their roles in an Anchorage mail theft scheme, which involved obtaining checks from the mail, and then negotiating the stolen checks at different banks using stolen identities an…

At 7:54 AM on April 24, 2019, a white 1990 Jeep Cherokee was reported as stolen to police. The vehicle was parked in its assigned parking space at an apartment complex on the 3500-block of Wyoming Drive when it was taken.  There was a spare key inside the vehicle.

At 12:35 AM on April 21, 2019, a citizen called Dispatch to report they had been side-swiped on A Street between 13th and 15th Avenues. The victim stated he had been driving northbound when a red SUV, also traveling northbound, swerved into his lane and side-swiped him on the passenger side …

At 11:43 AM on April 18, 2019, a School Resource Officers (SRO) was informed by Mirror Lake Middle School Staff, located at 22901 Lake Hill Drive in Chugiak, about a written threat on one of the girls’ bathroom walls. The threat was directed at the school for Friday. Through the investigatio…

At 11:17 PM on April 9, 2019, a 2012 silver Chevy Traverse was reported as stolen to APD. The vehicle was taken from a residence on the 900-block of E 79th Avenue. The vehicle had previously been taken by a family member, 21-year-old Maquire M. Levi, and it was believed he had taken it this …

At 8:27 PM on April 6, 2019, Anchorage Police responded to the 500-block of E 24th Avenue in reference to a vehicle prowler.  A citizen called Dispatch and reported a woman was inside of her vehicle.  Upon arrival officers located 33-year-old Rrita S. Coleman walking southbound on Eagle Stre…

At 12:26 PM on April 3, 2019, officers responded to reports of a shooting on the 7600-block of Little Bend Circle.  Initial indications are that a teenager, and three of his teenaged friends, were at his home.  The teenager who lived there retrieved a revolver and was manipulating it when th…

At 5:43 PM on April 1, 2019, Anchorage Police began receiving calls from multiple citizens stating there was a man walking near Walmart on A Street with a gun in his hand.  The callers stated the gun appeared to be a black handgun and that the suspect was waving it around.  The suspect was d…

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that an Alaska woman has been sentenced in federal court for devising multiple schemes to defraud an Anchorage medical practice of at least $640,000.

Detectives determined this to be a homicide investigation and have arrested Martin Kignak (25-years-old). He was transported to jail after questioning and faces multiple charges Murder 2.

The victim has been identified as Tion Price (19-years-old). Next of kin procedures have been completed.

Last month, Detectives received a tip with new information about this investigation. As they began to investigate further, it led them to more and more new information and new leads. Detectives aggressively followed up on each lead and were able to successfully identify the suspect. He was a…

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that multiple members and associates of a white supremacist gang known as the 1488s, have been arrested and charged for their alleged roles in a racketeering enterprise involving narcotics distribution, firearms trafficking, and acts of violence i…

At 6:36 PM on Monday, March 25, 2019, an APD patrol officer responded to a residence in response to a threats report.  A Service High student had reported to their parents that they had overheard another student stating he was going to stab someone; the parents called police.  The reporting …

On 3/24/19 at 3:51 p.m., Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the intersection of Old Glenn Highway and Coronado Road in Eagle River in reference to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision involving two juveniles.

Officers need the public’s help in locating Byron Peters (42-years-old). He has failed to register as a sex offender as required and officers have been unable to contact or locate him.

At 1:19 PM on March 15, 2019, a silver 2017 Nissan pickup was reported to APD by Enterprise Car Rental.  The pickup had been rented out on February 22, 2019, and was due back the next day.  The vehicle had not yet been returned and there had been no contact with the person who rented it, 43-…

On February 28, 2019, an Anchorage grand jury indicted Travis Hermansen (37-years-old) on three counts of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree.  

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On 3/12/19 at around 4:15 p.m., APD’s Investigative Support Unit (ISU) performed a high-risk traffic stop on a silver Chevy Suburban in the area of Folker Street and E 42nd Avenue.