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. Multiple citizens were pulled over and waved down the officers. They told police that a male driving a dark gray SUV had struck a female pedestrian who was standing on or near the curb of the roadway. The driver got out of the vehicle, picked up the victim female, put her inside his vehicle, and then drove off with her. The suspect vehicle was last seen driving on Doil Drive.
Several officers began searching the surrounding area for the suspect vehicle. A patrol sergeant found the vehicle parked in front of a residence on the 3200-block of Doil Drive. A male matching the suspect description was standing in the driveway and an adult female with a head laceration was lying on the front passenger seat inside the SUV. The sergeant made contact with the male and was able to ascertain that both the male and female were the ones involved in the collision.
The female victim was transported to the hospital where she was treated for her non-life-threatening head wound. The driver, 42-year-old Roger D. Moen JR, was transported to the Anchorage Police Department for questioning by detectives. He was subsequently remanded at the Anchorage Jail on the charges of Assault III, Leave Scene of Accident w/out Assisting Injured, Fail to Give Immediate Notice of Accident, and Violate Conditions of Release.
Initial indications are that the victim and suspect had been in a dating relationship. The events that led to Moen striking the victim with his vehicle are still under investigation. In August 2019 Moen had been arrested for assaulting the same victim. Due to that arrest he was not supposed to be in contact with her.