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    Police arrest teen for Friday morning Fred Meyer robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 21, 13:33

    Anchorage police say the community came together to help officers arrest a teen who threatened a store clerk at Fred Meyer and then stole multiple firearms. In a Friday afternoon release, the Anchorage Police Department stated just after 9:46 a.m. Friday they received multiple calls about someone threatening a Fred Meyer gun counter employee at […]

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    APD discusses crime stats, safety tips with Airport Heights community

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 21, 9:56

    This year’s spike in violent crime has had Anchorage neighborhoods on edge, and many people asking what they can do to help. Officer Robin Nave is part of the Anchorage Police Department’s (APD) Community Action Policing team. In January, she attempted to survey residents in all community councils within the municipality regarding crime issues in their neighborhoods. Airport […]

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    An update on wounded Fairbanks police Sgt. Brandt and the man accused of shooting him

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 19, 18:53

    Anthony George Jenkins-Alexie, the man accused of shooting Fairbanks police Sgt. Allen Brandt, was arraigned in court Wednesday. Charging documents released at the hearing reveal new details in the case, including an alleged confession penned by Jenkins-Alexie. Brandt survived the encounter with Jenkins-Alexie and was able to provide details to police about the shooting. In […]

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    Police seek man charged in connection to 2015 homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 18, 15:53

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man facing charges in connection to a 2015 death. Police said in a statement Tuesday that they are looking for 30-year-old Dominick Lozano. The charges against him include manslaughter, burglary and assault, according to police. On the night of Nov. 23, 2015, […]

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    FBI: Number of officers killed on duty decreased in 2015

    by Associated Press on Oct 18, 13:30

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI says the number of police officers killed in the line of duty decreased in 2015 from the year before. In an annual report released Tuesday, the FBI said 41 officers died last year as a result of criminal acts. That’s down from the 2014 figure of 51. More than half […]

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    Anchorage police investigate 2 early morning robberies

    by Associated Press on Oct 18, 12:30

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage police are investigating two robberies of pedestrians on city streets. Shortly before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, two men walking near Piper Street and 42nd Avenue were approached by two armed men. The suspects took wallets and cellphones and fled in a dark blue four-door sedan driven by a third person. The […]

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    Dillingham drug dealer brought down by ‘whizzinator’

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Oct 16, 18:30

    James Lawrence Folsom, 30, was arraigned Saturday morning at the Dillingham courthouse, facing a revocation of his probation and a host of new felony charges relating to drug dealing and weapons possession. His arrest followed a failed urinalysis Friday morning in Dillingham. “During the UA process the defendant was observed to have a “whizzinator” (fake […]

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    Suspect charged with shooting Fairbanks officer is in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 16, 10:34

    Last updated at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 The Fairbanks Police Department says the suspect who fired on one of its officers multiple times Sunday night is now in custody. Anthony George Jenkins-Alexie, 29, faces charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree theft of a firearm, vehicle theft and tampering with physical evidence, […]

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    Big Lake man charged with animal cruelty for allegedly shooting dog

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 15, 16:33

    Alaska State Troopers say they arrested a Big Lake man after he allegedly shot a dog and then resisted arrest on Friday. The dog was shot at a home on Sunrise Drive, troopers said in an online dispatch. They arrived at 6:25 p.m. and found a small dog had been wounded by a neighbor, 77-year-old William […]

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    Gunshot survivor upset after news that shooter has taken plea deal

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Oct 15, 14:33

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission BETHEL — A Bethel man charged with attempted murder has taken a plea deal in exchange for a much reduced sentence. The victim of the crime, Charlie Smith, is concerned that the deal was better than the accused deserved. Smith says that he was attacked […]

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    APD: Doughnuts, drugs found in vehicle of pastry shop robber

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 14, 9:51

    A woman is accused of the armed robbery of an Anchorage doughnut shop early Friday morning, according to police. The Anchorage Police Department said in a release later Friday morning that the crime was reported just after 12 a.m. at Golden Donuts on East Tudor Road. An employee of the shop said a woman, identified by police […]

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    Southeast Alaska hunters cited for shooting swimming deer

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 15:05

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Two southeast Alaska hunters have been cited for shooting swimming deer. Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Saturday seized six deer from the fishing vessel Sumner near Washington Bay on Kuiu Island. Troopers say 49-year-old Robert Martin of Petersburg and a 15-year-old juvenile shot the deer as the animals swam near Mist Cove. […]

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    Anchorage man indicted Wednesday for sexual abuse of 8-year-old

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 13, 9:51

    A grand jury in Anchorage on Wednesday indicted a man for allegedly exposing himself and sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy. According to a Thursday morning press release from the attorney general’s office, 41-year-old Jeremy Ogle was indicted on a single charge of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, a felony. Several juveniles reported to the […]

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    Jury convicts Johansen of vehicle theft at Dillingham trial

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Oct 12, 16:29

    A jury of twelve handed down a guilty verdict Tuesday in the case of 23-year-old Ronald Johansen. Johansen was charged with stealing a Dodge truck in Dillingham a year ago, which was driven, wrecked, and totaled. Assistant district attorney Pamela Dale heaped praise on Dillingham Police for the investigation that resulted in conviction. “They did […]

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    Trailer containing $2-$3K worth of popcorn stolen from Wasilla Cub Scouts

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 11, 22:57

    Wasilla Cub Scouts of Pack 369 are taught to work hard, and be responsible, but now they’re also learning life isn’t always fair. After spending weeks selling popcorn to fund their next year of activities, they had their trailer loaded up, ready to deliver popcorn to their customers. But the owner of the residence it […]

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    Anchorage woman says late mother’s bank account nearly drained by fake checks

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 11, 19:19

    Becky Gagnon’s mother, Eleanor Thurmond, passed away in mid-September. While grieving her loss, Gagnon said she has had to deal with someone attempting to steal hundreds of dollars from Thurmond’s bank account. She said a woman pretending to be her mom’s friend stole checks before writing them to herself. “My mom’s name is not even […]

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    APD: Search of Anchorage man’s home leads to child pornography charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 11, 17:32

      The warranted search of an Anchorage man’s home Tuesday led to multiple charges against him related to child pornography. What’s more, police say they are concerned he has victims who have yet to come forward for help. The Anchorage Police Department, in conjunction with the Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, arrested […]

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    Troopers: Thefts from 22 storage units discovered in Kodiak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 11, 15:15

    Updated at 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 Alaska State Troopers are investigating thefts from more than 20 storage units over the course of several days. All of the units are owned by the Kodiak Transfer Company in Kodiak, located along Old Tom Stiles Road, according to an online trooper dispatch. The investigation into the […]

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    Thief makes off with trailer used as mobile pretzel parlor

    by Associated Press on Oct 11, 9:32

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – It’s a twisted crime: Someone stole the Pretzel Chef trailer, a food truck that operates in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Pretzel Chef is a fixture at summer events such as the Tanana Valley State Fair, selling pretzels in various flavors, including a pizza pretzel. Co-owner Michelle Hajdukovich (heye-DOOK-oh-vich) tells the Fairbanks Daily […]

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    JBER soldier apologizes to downtown business after urinating on storefront

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 10, 22:46

    Last updated at 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 Last week, downtown Anchorage business owners spoke out about rowdy behavior outside Brown Bag Sandwich Co.’s bar, and Russ Reno, owner of Anchorage Downtown TourGroup, provided some shocking surveillance video. The footage showed men and women peeing all over the sidewalk, vomiting, littering and even a violent assault. […]