Alaska State Troopers are seeking public assistance in locating 51 year old Juan Camarena. Camarena is a person of interest in the recent triple homicide in Wasilla. Camarena’s last known location was in the Big Lake area. Camarena is wanted for questioning in regards to the triple homicide …

On November 8, 2019, Superior Court Judge Jack Smith sentenced Phillip Bigham to serve 57.5 years on multiple counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

At 12:15 PM on October 21, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report a blue Ford Expedition that had red and blue lights on it, along with some type of siren, which the driver was activating causing people to pull over and yield. The caller further advised the vehicle had a broken-out wi…

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that Laquinton Tyrone Dashawn Robbins, 27, and John-Rexie Lagman, 22, have been indicted on charges relating to gun violence in Anchorage school zones.

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced the sentencing of a Maryland registered sex-offender charged in Alaska federal court for attempted production of child pornography involving a minor victim in Anchorage.

At 8:37 PM on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, swing-shift patrol officers acted on two separate anonymous tips that a male, later identified as 29-year-old Bruce A. Bishop, was dealing heroin and meth from his residence on the 4400-block of Juneau Street. With the information received, officers we…

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton has sentenced 32-year-old Gina Virgilio to 60 years in prison for murdering her fiancé Michael Gonzalez in 2012. Virgilio previously pleaded guilty to a single count of first-degree murder on the morning trial was scheduled to begin in April 2…

At 4:06 PM on September 30, 2019, Anchorage Police responded to the 3600-block of Lake Otis Parkway in reference to suspicious circumstances. A citizen had called APD Dispatch and claimed they found an SD card containing a video of a homicide. Officers met with the caller who stated the SD c…

At 8:40 PM on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Anchorage Police responded to a trailer home on the 3300-block of Boniface Parkway in reference to shots fired. Officers made contact with an adult male who stated he was sitting on his bed when he heard several shots fired from the area behind his res…

At 6:43 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, APD Dispatch began receiving calls regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at Dowling Road and Norm Drive. Officers arrived on scene less than three minutes later and were unable to locate either the pedestrian or involved vehicle. Multipl…

The suspect driver has been identified as 28-year-old Nicholas Kost. He was remanded at the Anchorage Jail on multiple charges:

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Antoni Peralta, 33, of Anchorage, was found guilty on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, after a three-day federal jury trial. The jury found Peralta guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm and associated ammunition in connection with the December 2…

At 8:06 AM on Thursday, September 5, 2019, patrol day shift officers were flagged down by a citizen who initially wanted to report an assault. She stated the suspect was in an apartment on the 200-block of Meyer Street and she thought he had warrants.

At 7:09 PM on August 30, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report they had been involved in a vehicle crash and they thought the other driver was intoxicated. As officers were being dispatched, the caller stated the other driver was now leaving the scene.

On 9/3/19 at around 6:30 a.m., Officers with the Patrol Division were dispatched to the area of 3900 Abbott Road after a citizen called in to report a tree engulfed in flames and a suspicious person nearby.

On 8/27/19 around 2:15 p.m., staff at Wendler Middle School (2905 Lake Otis Parkway) were notified about a written threat in a bathroom. School Resource Officers (SRO) were notified and began to investigate. Through the investigation, school staff and an SRO were able to identify the student…

At 8:42 PM on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, APD Dispatch received a call from a local hospital stating a gunshot-wound victim had been dropped off there. 

At 4:30 AM on Monday, August 26, 2019, an off-duty officer driving his patrol car initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 silver Ford Taurus that was driving at a high rate of speed on the Glenn Highway near S Birchwood; the vehicle sped past the officer. The vehicle did not yield and the off-dut…

Finding the defendant to be “a clear and present danger to society,” Anchorage Superior Court Judge Erin Marston imposed a sentence of 30 years on 31-year-old Pagopago Lelilio, convicted of firing a gun at officers as they tried to take him into custody.

On August 14, 2019, a citizen arrived at Russian Jack Elementary School at 4300 E 20th Avenue to pick up her children who were playing on the playground. While doing so the woman saw a male, wearing all camouflage, ride up to the playground on his bike. The man dismounted and then stared at …

On August 12, 2019 Superior Court Judge Kevin M. Saxby sentenced 77-year-old Ernesto Carinio to serve 31 years on multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

On the evening of Friday 7/26/19, Crimes Against Children Unit Detectives began investigating a report of an adult male who was at the top of a playground slide structure at Stephenson Park (Old Seward Highway and Helen Drive) when he approached a female juvenile, inappropriately touched her…

In the fall of 2017, APD’s Special Victims Unit was assigned a sexual assault case wherein 34-year-old Alphonso L. Mosley III was identified as the suspect. As a result, Mosley’s DNA was obtained. That DNA was entered into CODIS (DNA index system) which linked Mosely to unsolved local sexual…

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Tyler Chance Bateman, 29, of Anchorage, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve four years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for using the internet to threaten Bateman’s parents, …

At 6:38 PM on February 8, 2019, a 2012 black Chevy pickup was stolen from the owner’s workplace on the 700-block of W Dimond Boulevard.  There was a shotgun inside the Chevy when the truck was taken. The unoccupied vehicle was recovered two days later in a business parking lot on the 200-blo…

At 4:02 AM on July 24, 2019, officers responded to reports of a stabbing in a residential apartment complex on the 900-block of Richardson Road. Upon arrival officers saw a male standing outside lighting up a cigarette. He was not wearing a shirt and blood was smeared on his upper body. He a…

At 6:32 PM on Monday, July 22, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch and reported that he had been held against his will at gunpoint. The victim stated that one of the suspects was 29-year-old Lester A. Hunt III. While police were responding to the residence on the 200-block of N Park Street, …

On July 15, 2019, an adult female reported to APD that she had discovered the spare key to her red Chevy Malibu, which she kept inside the car, was gone. The victim stated she had allowed a male and female, whom she did not previously know, to stay at her residence for a couple of days.  The…

At 7:55 PM on July 13, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report that someone had rolled their vehicle on the ramp at O’Malley and the New Seward Highway.  As police were responding, Dispatch was further advised the driver was running from the crash on foot.  Several officers began searc…

At 5:10 PM on Monday, July 8, 2019, APD responded to Fred Meyer on Debarr Road in reference to a shoplifter, 33-year-old Jana L. Miller, who was in custody by store security. Upon arrival officers were told by security staff they had watched Miller shoplift several items. They followed Mille…

On 7/5/19 at around 8:06 a.m., Mid-Shift Patrol officers noticed black smoke and some flames in a wooded area near the intersection of Elmore Road and E Tudor Road. Our partners at the Anchorage Fire Department were notified as well as the WIldfire Crew that was already in the general area f…

Through the investigation the Anchorage Police Department has been determined that 37-year-old Joshua J. Pettis shot and killed his girlfriend, 51-year-old Tammy S. Vasofski, before turning the gun on himself.  Next-of-kin notification has been completed.

At 10:36 PM on Monday, July 1, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report that a male had been shot. Another citizen called to say they heard shots fired and saw people running. Officers responded to the trailer park on the 9500-block of Brayton Drive and made contact with the adult male …

At 2:33 AM on June 28, 2019, a citizen called Police Dispatch to report they had seen people with guns get into a vehicle. Officers responded to the 2200-block of Eureka Street. While in route officers were informed the two vehicles involved, a pickup and a sedan, had left the area.

At 9:27 PM on June 26, 2019 a citizen called Police Dispatch to report a male sleeping in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in a parking lot on the 1000-block of E 76thAvenue.  Officers arrived and saw a man, later identified as 29-year-old Suddcliff E. Sechlee, sleeping in a silver 2005 Land R…

Update - from the Attorney General's Office:

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…