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    Drunk man steals front end loader, smashes it into liquor store and runs from police

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 12:51

      ANCHORAGE — An intoxicated man led Anchorage police on a chase early Thursday morning after stealing a front end loader from a construction site, then crashing it into a liquor store and stealing booze. Police were called to the Brown Jug Liquor store at 2200 Northern Lights Blvd. around 3:20 a.m. Thursday after a […]

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    Two men arrested in connection with East Anchorage shootings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 12:25

    The Anchorage Police Department has arrested and charged two men in connection with two East Anchorage shootings Thursday. According to a release from APD, both shootings happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday. Police said they were first notified of an incident involving a gun at the 4300 block of E. 9th Avenue. Police were told […]

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    Man charged with murder in South Anchorage gas station shooting

    by Eric Ruble on May 26, 8:37

    The man accused of shooting another man to death at a South Anchorage gas station was arraigned in jail court Thursday afternoon. Nineteen-year-old Brandon Merritt was killed Wednesday night in front of a Abbott Road Holiday gas station. Andrew Robertson-Goughnour, 23, has been charged with first-and-second-degree murder in connection with Merritt’s death. According to charging […]

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    Shooting at South Anchorage gas station leaves 1 dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 21:25

    Last updated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 Anchorage police have charged 23-year-old Andrew Robertson-Goughnour for the shooting death of 19-year-old Brandon Merritt near the gas pumps at the Holiday on Abbott Road Wednesday evening. He’s been charged with murder in the first and second degree. [View complete update] Original Story The Anchorage Police […]

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    DOC commissioner calls officer’s arrest a victory for new unit

    by Eric Ruble on May 25, 16:55

    The Department of Corrections said Wednesday the arrest of one of their own was frustrating for commissioner Dean Williams, but a small victory for a new DOC internal affairs unit. At a press conference, Williams credited the successful investigation and arrest of Goose Creek Corrections officer Adam Spindler, 32, to the commissioner’s new Professional Conduct […]

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    Anchorage crime trends predict hundreds of bicycles will be stolen this summer

    by Daniella Rivera on May 25, 0:08

    Bicycle shops in Anchorage say they think bike thefts are on the rise, and the people stealing them are bolder than ever. Police say the season of bike thefts is just beginning, and hundreds more are likely to be reported before summer ends. One man took off on a bike from The Bicycle Shop over […]

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    Goose Creek DOC officer charged with drug distribution conspiracy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 21:41

    A Department of Corrections officer assigned to Goose Creek Correctional Complex in Wasilla was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession of a controlled substance. DOC officials contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this month when they began to suspect one of their officers, 32-year-old Adam Spindler, was distributing drugs to inmates at GCCC, […]

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    Hydaburg VPSO saves family from ax attack

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 16:33

    Alaska State Troopers say a Village Public Safety Officer single handedly stopped an ax attack in Hydaburg and took the suspect into custody early Monday morning. The VPSO responded to a home around 6:30 a.m. after receiving a report that an intoxicated 51-year-old Richard Carle had used an ax to break down the front door […]

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    2 indicted in check fraud scheme, 1 still at large

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 16:22

    One of two suspects in a fraud case is in custody, while the whereabouts of the other is unknown, according to the U.S. Attorney of Alaska. A grand jury indicted 24-year-old Victoria Kosetatino and 31-year-old Jeremy Tamapola on 22 counts related to the misuse of stolen bank checks between December 2015 and April, according to […]

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    Jury convicts man accused of 2014 sexual assault in elevator

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 15:25

    An Anchorage man is awaiting sentencing after a jury convicted him of second-degree assault against a woman suffering from injuries sustained in a crash. The case against 30-year-old John Robert Douglas started nearly 2 years ago on May 30, 2014. He attacked a woman in an elevator in a building on Fifth Avenue, groping her […]

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    Seward man arrested after allegedly holding employee at gunpoint

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 22, 17:13

    A Seward man was arrested after he called authorities to tell them he was holding a male employee at gunpoint at a remote cabin in Puget Bay. Alaska State Troopers said the call was made around 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, pushed through to the Soldotna Public Safety Communication Center via satellite phone. Alexander Herlant, 38, […]

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    Man takes plea deal in 2014 collision that killed passenger

    by Associated Press on May 22, 10:53

    A man will be sentenced in a 2014 collision that killed an 18-year-old passenger. The Juneau Empire reports 20-year-old William Buchkoski pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge ahead of a Monday trial. Investigators say Buchkoski was driving with two passengers when he failed to yield and a semi T-boned his vehicle. The crash killed […]

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    Two arrested for Boy Scout camp & school thefts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 18:28

    Two Kodiak residents were arrested Friday after reports of suspicious behavior led to the discovery of items stolen from a Boy Scout camp and two schools. Desiree Heglin and Richard Knagin, both 25, were found in possession of stolen items after Alaska State Troopers responded to reports of the pair building a campfire at the […]

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    UPDATE: ‘Fake police vehicle’ belongs to federal law enforcement agency

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 14:23

    Last updated at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 The Anchorage Police Department says a vehicle initially believed to belong to a civilian purporting to be law enforcement is in fact a federal law enforcement agency vehicle. The vehicle belongs to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In a statement released Monday evening, […]

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    Palmer couple accused of operating drug house

    by Shannon Ballard on May 19, 19:31

    The US Attorney’s Office has indicted a Palmer couple that they say operated a drug house where they let teens use methamphetamine and heroin. Troopers and the Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, investigated 40-year-old Tod Rodolph and 35-year-old Jessica Hopkins ever since a deadly house party in January. It was held at the couple’s home on […]

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    Police arrest armed woman barricaded in East Anchorage home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 19, 2:58

    The Anchorage Police Department took a woman into custody late Wednesday evening following an hours-long standoff in the Airport Heights neighborhood. Judy Lee, 46, was arrested and charged with third degree assault and fourth degree misconduct involving a weapon, according to APD Sgt. Ryan McNamera. She is currently being held without bail. Police initially responded […]

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    Suspect arrested in Fairbanks stabbing death

    by Associated Press on May 18, 11:01

    A Fairbanks man is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder in a stabbing death early Tuesday morning. Fairbanks police say 23-year-old Charles Peter Yaska turned himself in Wednesday in connection to the death of 28-year-old Claudius Jackson. Police just before 1 a.m. Tuesday received a report of an assault at a south Fairbanks home. […]

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    Standoff with armed suspect Tuesday ends in arrest

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 21:35

    Last updated at 6:43 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 A large group of SWAT and other officers from the Anchorage Police Department spent hours Tuesday evening talking to an armed man who barricaded himself inside a vehicle on East 68th Avenue. The man, later identified as 31-year-old William Hopster, barricaded himself inside his vehicle just […]

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    Man accused of domestic violence wanted on multiple warrants

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 15:11

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking the public to keep an eye out for a man wanted on multiple warrants. Police are looking for 28-year-old Debralion Jamal Esaw. In a statement, they said the warrants out against him include violating conditions of his release and domestic violence-related assault. “Esaw may be driving a white Avalanche […]

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    ‘I shot Tony’: Juneau man charged with homicide at remote cabin

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 8:04

    A man was arrested in Southeast Alaska Sunday after allegedly shooting another man while he was taking off his boots. The incident was first reported at 7:38 p.m. to U.S. Coast Guard personnel, who relayed the message to Alaska State Troopers. The radio message they received indicated someone had been shot at a remote cabin […]