APD arrests teen, man in fatal Mountain View shooting
Anchorage police say a teenage boy, the second of two people who died in two hours Friday night during separate Mountain View shootings, was killed by another teen who gave the gun he used to a man.
Suspects sought in 1 of 2 Mountain View homicides
Two Mountain View homicides in less than two hours early Friday evening appear to be unrelated, police said, with at least one suspect still sought in the later of the two cases.
Arson fire destroys home in Pilot Station 'party'
Four people from a northwest Alaska village are in custody after Alaska State Troopers say a home was deliberately burned last weekend.
APD officer cleared in stabbing suspect's shooting
An Anchorage police officer has been legally cleared in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man who had just stabbed a woman, state prosecutors said Friday.
Man with bolt cutters arrested at restaurant
37-year old Justin Saunders is in police custody today after officers say he bit a cab driver and hit them in the face with bolt cutters.
Police break window to arrest woman in stolen car
Anchorage police have arrested 30-year-old Sophia Mannhardt for vehicle theft, but first had to break out the window of the car she was driving.
Man convicted of attempted child sex crimes
An Anchorage man could face up to life in prison for multiple attempted child sex crimes, authorities say.
Police name Anchorage bicycle shooting victim
An Anchorage shooting over a bicycle has become a homicide case after the victim’s death, police said Wednesday.
Charges: Teen fought off Eagle River kidnap attempt
"He's the real hero in all of this. His information helped lead to a fast arrest." 13 year old boy from Eagle River fights off a kidnapping attempt along bike path on Old Glenn Highway
Feds sentence man caught with 'pedophile handbook'
An Anchorage man who was initially feared to have local child victims was sentenced Thursday to eight and a half years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.
5 arrested, charged in theft investigation
Anchorage police say they've arrested and charged five people following a theft investigation.
SUV shot, damaged at Arctic Valley trailhead
Kara Jones returned from an Arctic Valley hike with friends to find that one of their SUVs had been shot several times.
Man arrested after shots fired near Northway Mall
A call Wednesday night involving gunfire near the Northway Mall ended with one man behind bars, police said.
2 boys ID’d in Mountain View playground fire
Two young boys are responsible for a $100,000 fire last week at an Anchorage school playground, according to police, with few details available regarding the blaze.
Man arrested for kidnapping attempt in Eagle River
A 19-year-old was arrested for kidnapping and assault charges on a 13-year-old boy in Eagle River
Anchorage man charged with OUI, assault
An Anchorage man was arrested on OUI and assault charges after he pointed a gun at his girlfriend, then proceeded to drive drunk Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.
Anchorage man sentenced to life for kidnapping, shooting 2 brothers
An Anchorage man will spend the rest of his life in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping and shooting two brothers.
Mat-Su crime prompts call for borough-funded policing
As Alaska State Troopers struggle to keep up with crime in the Mat-Su Borough, a borough Assembly member is asking voters to pick up the tab.
Anchorage shooting suspect bit by K-9, arrested
Anchorage police arrested the suspect in a July 4th shooting at a mid-town park over a bicycle.
Vehicle found in Dimond-Minnesota shooting
Anchorage police have located the vehicle from which they say shots were fired at an SUV, leaving the SUV's driver suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Mom says son threatened with gun on the playground
An Anchorage mom says teenagers threatened her 8-year-old son on the Airport Heights playground.
Traffic stop nabs man sought in Kenai-area burglaries
A 27-year-old man wanted on dozens of counts in connection with burglaries at seasonal properties near Kenai last winter was arrested Saturday by Alaska State Troopers.
Hundreds of dead fish dumped off KGB Road
Hundreds of fish were dumped over a cliff near milepost 14.5 on Knik-Goose Bridge R
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1 assaulted with bat in Wasilla, AST says
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a Saturday night assault in Wasilla in which at least one person was struck with a bat.
Sand Lake man says men cased his home on video
Amid a wave of home and vehicle break-ins in Anchorage, one homeowner and his neighbors are speaking out.
APD arrests 2 in Fairview drive-by shooting that injured toddler
Anchorage Police said Friday they've arrested and charged two men in connection with a May shooting in Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood that left a young girl injured.
Anchorage man charged with murder in January shooting
An 18-year-old man is facing murder charges in connection with the January shooting of a man at an Anchorage trailer park.
Beier convicted in 2015 double shooting
A jury has found Christian Beier guilty in the 2015 Anchorage shootings of a woman he was dating and his friend, which Beier’s defense had claimed was the result of a love triangle.
Armed man in custody after SWAT standoff
Anchorage police have taken a man who was reportedly “brandishing a weapon” late Wednesday into custody, after an overnight standoff in which the department's SWAT team deployed gas.
Suspect wanted in alleged bus stop beating
Anchorage Police say a man pushed, slapped and punched his girlfriend as she walked to a bus stop in late June.
Federal bill being introduced to improve sexual assault healthcare
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has joined three members on a bi-cameral, bi-partisan bill designed to provide critical healthcare access to sexual assault survivors.
Alleged love triangle at center of attempted murder case
Christian Beier is accused of shooting Caia Delavergne and Conor Lally in October of 2015.
APD's 'Midnight Sun' op nets stolen guns, drugs, arrests
A multi-law enforcement agency operation in Anchorage has concluded with more than 100 charges filed.
Judge limits release of certain visitor info in cruise ship murder case
A federal judge is barring release of certain visitor information for an imprisoned man accused of killing his wife on an Alaska cruise last summer.
Teen violence education bears Bree Moore’s name
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Mt. View's playground repair may take until 2019
"It's not a smart decision to burn down a playground." ASD asks parents to talk to their kids about school vandalism. The consequences could have lasting effects on the whole family.
Man arrested for attempted murder in Unalakeet standoff
A shots-fired call led Alaska State Troopers to spend nearly half a day in a standoff with a 45-year-old man in the village of Unalakleet, before his arrest in a shooting which left another man wounded.
APD recaptures suspect after manhunt
Anchorage police say a suspect who broke free from an officer after undergoing a medical evaluation Tuesday evening is back in custody.
$100K in damages in Mt. View Elementary playground fire
The second fire at a school playground this summer racked up more than $100,000 in damages.
APD releases updated description of vehicle in fatal hit-and-run
Anchorage Police Tuesday released an updated description of the suspect vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run last month.
Callback system aims to close loop for APD reports
A system being unveiled this week aims to make Anchorage police more responsive to callers who report incidents, addressing a longstanding complaint from residents.
Wanted Anchorage man arrested near Delta Junction
A man wanted by Anchorage police on a series of arrest warrants was taken into custody after a chase near Delta Junction, according to Alaska State Troopers.
DOC tests virtual reality as inmate training tool
Alaska has one of the highest recidivism rates in the country, with more than two-thirds of inmates who leave prison returning within three years. It's an ongoing problem the Alaska Dept. of Corrections has long sought to solve.
Troopers: Man shot by officer advanced with flammable liquid
Alaska State Troopers say the man shot and killed last week by an officer was carrying a container of flammable liquid.
APD apprehends 2 after standoff in Tudor area
Anchorage police apprehended two men wanted on warrants after a rooftop standoff Friday night in the Tudor Road area.
Scammers tell another Anchorage man they have his wife
A malicious call to an Anchorage man reported this week involved scammers trying to ransom his wife, in methods very similar to a February case.
Man stabbed in ‘dispute’ among Anchorage neighbors
One person was stabbed and wounded Saturday afternoon during a South Anchorage altercation, police said.
Marine Highway operation leads to meth, heroin seizures
The United States Coast Guard, in concert with Alaska State Troopers and local law enforcement agencies, seized drugs and illegal prescription medications in an operation focusing on the Alaska Marine Highway System and inter-island ferries.
APD seeking man on robbery, burglary warrants
Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help to find a man accused of numerous crimes who remains at large.
Robber strikes Tudor coffee stand
A robber knocked off a coffee shop Thursday afternoon.
Anchorage robber bites, pulls knife on good Samaritan
A man is charged with assault after biting a good Samaritan during a robbery last week.
6 sentenced in Anchorage mail theft ring
All six people authorities say were responsible for an Anchorage mail theft ring, including a husband and wife, have been handed federal prison sentences in connection with the scheme.
Troopers kill Copper Center man during DV call
A Copper Center man was fatally shot by Alaska State Troopers who say he was assaulting his relatives early Friday.
2015 shooting victims testify in attempted murder trial
Private messages made public in an Anchorage courtroom Thursday reveal more about the relationships between three young people in 2015 and what went on behind closed doors in a Downtown "party house"-turned-crime scene.
Hillside homeowner wants justice after theft
An Anchorage homeowner is looking for the man who stole his wallet from his truck and went on a shopping spree after the crime was caught on his security camera early Monday morning.
AST: Drunk driver runs over, kills girlfriend
Troopers say a Klawock man who was driving drunk ran over and killed his girlfriend following an argument Tuesday night in Prince of Wales Island.
Man's car stolen twice in one week as thieves target Subarus
Recent data from Anchorage Police shows car thefts in Anchorage are on track to beat last year's record high.
APD says Eagle River school vandal identified
Anchorage Police say at least $100,000 worth of damages was done to an Eagle River elementary school in an act of vandalism over the weekend.
Man who drove through garage to flee police arrested
Anchorage Police say they've arrested the man wanted on multiple warrants who used a vehicle to bust through the wall of a garage to flee from police on Monday.
Suspect vehicle found in Tudor Road hit-and-run
Police say a juvenile was behind the wheel of the suspect vehicle involved in the Tudor Road hit-and-run.
Attempted murder or crime of passion? Jury to decide in 2015 shooting
The connection between three young people in October of 2015-- at the time, two teens and 21-year-old Christian Beier-- is under the microscope as prosecutors present their case against Beier to an Anchorage jury.
APD: Thieves targeting late '90s model Subarus
Anchorage Police say thieves have found a way to easily steal late '90s model Subarus.
Fairbanks homicide suspect arrested in Anchorage
Anchorage Police say they have arrested the suspect accused of shooting a 27-year-old man to death in Fairbanks over the weekend.
Lost dog gets ride-along with Anchorage police
An Anchorage police call became a puppy patrol this week, after a lost dog decided it enjoyed an APD cruiser’s front seat.
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Troopers now posting monthly drug seizure data
Alaska State Troopers are making drug seizure data more accessible.
2 men wanted in NE Anchorage burglary
Two men are wanted by Anchorage Police for the burglary of a business last month.
Man charged in fatal Hydaburg DUI crash
A year after a Southeast Alaska car crash near Hydaburg which left a woman dead and three other people injured, the driver faces criminal charges in her death. Alaska State Troopers say Angoon resident Gilbert Rusty Johnson Jr., 26, is charged with mansla
Suspect released in hit-and-run arrested in child porn case
A hit-and-run suspect's release, without having to pay bail up front, was the source of community outrage Monday-- but his freedom was short-lived.
'My golf game was weak. My kill game is strong.'
The headline-making story of a woman chained in a storage container and the stunning details of a serial killer’s journey into darkness.
'He is a danger': Hit-and-run victim outraged suspect released
The victim in a recent hit-and-run says he's outraged that the man who admitted to smashing into him and then driving away was released without having to pay any bail upfront.
Traffic stop nets Anchorage murder suspect
A woman charged in a murder outside the Spenard McDonald’s last year, who has been sought by police this month, is now in custody.
'Discomfort' from handgun leads to Dimond theater's evacuation
The incident turned out to be a man holding a concealed weapon which was “digging into his hip.”
Anchorage cops, citizens talk crime prevention
Anchorage's police chief and several other prominent law enforcement officials engaged with the community Friday about why crime is happening in Alaska’s largest city and how they can help.
Woman wanted after seeking dozens of fraudulent PFDs
The 149-felony-count case against Sheila McMahon involved roughly $17,000 in losses to the state, Assistant Attorney General Paul Miovas said Monday.
Third trial in Grunwald murder case scheduled for March
A third trial is set in the David Grunwald murder case, but there could still be a fourth.
Former corrections officer sentenced in child porn case
A former Alaska corrections officer was sentenced in a child pornography case Thursday in Palmer.
APD unveils Operation Midnight Sun
A wave of police activity across Anchorage during the week of summer solstice was part of an inter-agency crime suppression initiative, officials said Friday.
Former lawmaker Fansler sentenced on harassment count
A former Alaska legislator accused of hitting a woman hard enough to rupture her eardrum has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge.
Troopers: Suspect in Flat Lake boating death visibly drunk
The man accused of manslaughter in a Mat-Su boating collision which left one woman dead and two others gravely injured was severely intoxicated at the time, Alaska State Troopers said in charging documents.
Man badly hurt after being thrown from stolen SUV
A man was severely injured outside Anchorage’s Dimond Center mall on Wednesday, after police say he jumped onto a stolen vehicle – then was thrown from it as its occupants drove away.
Person of interest sought in Taku-Campbell homicide
Police say the 41-year-old may have been a witness in the homicide.
Erratic driving of front-end loader leads to DUI arrest
A 35-year-old Alaska man suspected of weaving through traffic while driving a front-end loader has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Woman identified in fatal C Street hit-and-run
Anchorage Police have identified the woman killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend; the search continues for the suspect vehicle.
Police ask for public's help finding domestic violence suspect
Anchorage Police want to find a 46-year-old man who they say violated his conditions of release and a domestic violence restraining order.
Police find man suspected of throwing rocks at ex-girlfriend
Anchorage Police find a wanted domestic violence suspect.
US Attorney seeks death penalty in Wasilla-area murders
The U.S. Attorney's Office filed notice Tuesday of its intentions to seek the death penalty against a Palmer man accused of crimes related to the murder of two Wasilla residents in 2016.
Puffin Inn murder suspect now in custody
The murder suspect in a fatal shooting outside a Spenard hotel Thursday evening has been arrested.
APD on Citizen's arrest: When should you step in?
Alaskans have stepped in recently to thwart what appeared to be crimes in progress; police explain when citizens should step in or stand down.
REDDI caller detains suspected drunk driver
A Valley resident who spotted a suspected drunk driver swerving all over the road, apprehended the driver until troopers arrived early Sunday morning.
Anchorage middle schools may get resource officers
"How do you recover from dead kids?" says Anchorage Assembly member Dick Traini. "Middle schools are a target."
Taser, K-9 help end Eagle River standoff
A man Anchorage police say threatened officers and challenged them to kill him has been taken into custody alive with minor injuries, after the use of a less-lethal weapon and a police dog.
‘Don't try to run:’ Carpentry class nails truck thieves in video
An Anchorage vocational-school teacher who helped his students stop two people from stealing a classmate’s pickup truck this week says he’s proud of them for stepping in to help.
Troopers: Man attacked Parks Highway tour bus with pliers
Alaska State Troopers arrested a Big Lake man on the Parks Highway near Willow, after he allegedly damaged several vehicles Friday night.
Police ID victim, suspect in Spenard shooting
One person was shot to death outside a Spenard hotel Thursday night according to Anchorage police, who say the shooter remains at large.
Police: Man wanted for throwing rocks at ex-girlfriend
Anchorage Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a domestic violence assault.
Carpentry students cut short attempt to take truck
Steven Chansavang, 31, and Carissa Gaudet-Wilkie, 28, are charged with vehicle theft, attempted vehicle theft and third-degree assault in the Tuesday incident.
'Dope man' held, woman flees in fur-coat fracas
It's not often that a store owner catches a shoplifter red handed, but it happened this week at a downtown fur shop.
Wasilla child-sex suspect set for September trial
The case of a Wasilla man facing more than two dozen counts of sexually abusing and harassing minors is scheduled to go to court this fall.
Naked man on Mat-Su mudflats again arrested in standoff
A man who ran naked onto mudflats in the Mat-Su, prompting a water rescue and search effort before he surrendered to Alaska State Troopers, is once more in custody after an hours-long standoff.
Walker signs crime bills into law
Lawmakers point to the crime bills that came out of this year's legislative session as an example of bipartisanship-- and Thursday Governor Bill Walker signed the public safety legislation into law.