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    Retired APD officer explains gang investigations in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 24, 6:25

    The victim of a recent kidnapping has claimed that her abductors have gang affiliations and may even have been involved in a handful of Anchorage homicides this summer. The Anchorage Police Department has stated they have not been able to prove any of the homicides are connected or are related to gang activity. Retired APD […]

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    Charging documents reveal possible gang affiliations in recent kidnapping case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 17:29

    When the third suspect in a kidnapping and assault case was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, the charging documents against him and other suspects were unsealed and made public. Within the pages, the victim says her alleged kidnappers have gang affiliations and may be involved in recent Anchorage homicides. Serge Azede II, 24, turned himself in to […]

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    APD: All 3 men facing charges for alleged kidnapping, assault in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 9:30

    Last updated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 The last of three men on the run from police on charges of kidnapping and assault is now in police custody. Serge Azede II turned himself in late Monday night, according to a Tuesday morning release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Azede was originally charged with kidnapping. On […]

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    Police arrive at home during alleged burglary, arrest both suspects

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 20:13

    Anchorage police responded quickly to a woman’s call for help during a home invasion, reaching her house while two suspects were allegedly still inside. The woman called 911 at 5:11 p.m., stating she was hiding upstairs in her home because she heard someone break in through her glass back door. She said “she could still […]

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    APD: 6 vehicles, including police cars, rammed by fleeing suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 20:03

    A 25-year-old Anchorage man already wanted on an outstanding warrant faces additional charges after he rammed three police vehicles and three civilian vehicles while attempting to avoid arrest Monday evening. An off-duty Anchorage police officer spotted Trevon Allridge at the A Street Walmart at 5:47 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Renee Oistad. She said the […]

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    Man accused of family violence escaped Cordova Center, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 15:33

    A man charged with domestic violence in front of a child escaped from the Cordova Center Monday, according to the Anchorage Police Department. APD has obtained a $5,000 warrant for his arrest. Cody Tibbe left the Cordova Center around 8:15 a.m., APD said in a statement. He was being held under charges of assault, family […]

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    APD: 2 teenagers charged with robbing man and his brother near Anchorage KFC

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 11:35

    Two teenagers are in custody after allegedly robbing a man and his juvenile brother near the Bragaw Street KFC early Sunday morning. The man and his brother called 911 from a Holiday gas station on Bragaw Street shortly before 2 a.m., alerting the Anchorage Police Department to the incident, APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in a […]

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    When schools are threatened, untold learning time is lost

    by Associated Press on Aug 21, 10:53

    Police, school employees, security consultants and others say threats to schools are increasing nationwide. They come both from local students and outsiders seeking to cause disruptions or a big emergency response. One researcher estimates there were about eight bomb threats per school day nationwide during the 2015-16 school year, and that doesn’t include other threats […]

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    Former DOC officer to plead guilty in drug smuggling case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 11:48

    Adam Spindler, a former correctional officer at the Goose Creek Correctional Center (GCCC), signed a plea deal on Aug. 15 agreeing to plead guilty to charges related to smuggling drugs in to inmates. Spindler was arrested on May 23 after an investigation headed by the FBI. Department of Corrections officials had contacted the FBI because they […]

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    APD looking for homeless camp stabbing suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 16:43

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) is looking for a man accused of stabbing a female Thursday at a homeless camp. According to APD, at 7:30 p.m. police were notified of a stabbing in a wooded area near 19 Avenue and C Street. “It was reported to police that three people were together at a homeless […]

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    Anchorage police need help finding unidentified sexual assault suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 12:30

    Last updated at 9:48 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15 ANCHORAGE — Police are asking the public for help finding a man accused of sexual assault at a home in the Anchorage area of Northwood Elementary and the Spenard Recreation Center. According to a release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD), the assault took place at 4:30 p.m. on […]

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    Anchorage police, FBI investigating armed robbery of downtown bank

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 18, 11:15

    Anchorage police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Anchorage Field Office are investigating the armed robbery of a Wells Fargo bank around 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Two men, one with a shotgun and one with a hand gun, entered the Wells Fargo at 630 E. Fifth Ave. demanding money from the tellers, then ran from the […]

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    Police looking for Mountain View robbery suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 17, 15:51

    The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a man who broke into a vehicle parked in the Mountain View neighborhood Wednesday, then fled on foot when confronted. At around 2:30 p.m. police received a call from someone who said a man had broken into his car on the 800 block of North Bliss Street, then […]

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    Quinhagak man flees felony arraignment at Bethel courthouse

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 16, 16:43

    A Quinhagak man facing multiple felony charges escaped from custody outside the Bethel courthouse Tuesday morning, leading to a multi-agency manhunt in the town. A court service officer (CSO) transporting 21-year-old Brenton White and other inmates reported the escape at 8:25 a.m. White had slipped out of his restraints, which were connecting him to another […]

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    Serial rapist pleads guilty to sexual assault charges, will admit to assaulting 8 women

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 15:32

    An Anchorage man accused of sexually assaulting at least eight women between 2001 and 2014 has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual assault. As part of his plea deal, he will also have to admit to all of the assaults. Clifford Lee was first arrested in 2014 after a string of […]

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    APD: Couple arrested for allegedly robbing man trying to pay for sex

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 15:08

    The Anchorage Police Department arrested a couple after they allegedly robbed a man who tried to pay for sex with one of the suspects on Saturday. The victim made arrangements to meet with 25-year-old Sadie Saechao and pay her to have sex with him, police said in a statement. He picked her up and took […]

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    Police: Wounded victim uncooperative in shooting investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 12:43

    A 34-year-old male victim was hospitalized after police found him suffering from a gunshot wound early Monday morning. Police said he was uncooperative and they are now asking the public for additional information about the shooting. The victim was found on the 1200 block of East 13th Avenue around 1:20 a.m., according to a statement […]

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    Man pleads guilty to murder, attempted murder in 2015 Eagle River shooting case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 12:29

    A 34-year-old Anchorage man accused of killing one person and attempting to kill four others has pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of first-degree murder and a consolidated count of attempted murder. According to a statement from Deputy District Attorney Christina Sherman, James Baker agreed to a plea deal that would require him to admit to […]

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    Anchorage police announce arrests related to recent vehicle thefts, burglaries

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 10:56

    Six Anchorage residents have been indicted on 30 counts related to numerous vehicle thefts and burglaries that occurred in late-March of this year. The announcement was made Monday at a joint press conference between the Anchorage Police Department and the Anchorage District Attorney’s office.   Four men and two women are named in the indictment. […]

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    APD searches for armed male accused of robbing Brown Jug

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 14, 11:31

    Anchorage police say they are looking for a male suspect who allegedly robbed a Brown Jug store on Fireweed Lane early Sunday morning. Multiple callers reported the robbery around 12:30 a.m., according to a statement from police spokeswoman Renee Oistad. “According to witnesses, a black male entered the store with a long gun, and ordered […]