UPDATE: Five suspects charged in assault of Anchorage police officer
Updated at 9:30 p.m.
The Anchorage Police Department says they have taken 21-year-old Raelle Roderick into custody.
A warrant was issued for Roderick’s arrest after she allegedly attacked an off-duty police officer on Friday.
Police said in a statement she surrendered to police without incident on Sunday evening.
The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a woman they say assaulted an off-duty APD officer on Friday night. Four others are facing charges related to the assault.
The officer reportedly saw the suspect, 21-year-old Raelle Roderick, shoplifting from a store at the Dimond Center around 9 p.m. When the officer approached Roderick and identified herself as a police officer, Roderick pushed past her and refused to obey her commands, a statement from police said.
The confrontation continued outside, according to police. Roderick allegedly assaulted the officer, causing non life-threatening injuries to her face and head, and fled in a vehicle police described as a silver 2013 Ford Fusion.
Three other women have also been identified as suspects in the case. Alicia Hinzman, 20, and Taylor Roderick, 22, have been charged with obstructing arrest of another and assault on a police officer and were taken to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on a $1,000 bail. Alicia Roderick, 18, was charged with interfering/resisting with an arrest and also taken to the Anchorage Correctional Complex.
A 17-year-old female is also considered a suspect in the case, and police said they have forwarded charges of obstructing/interfering with an arrest and assaulting an officer to the McLaughlin Youth Center.
Anyone with information on the assault is asked to contact police at 786-8900. An anonymous tip can be submitted by calling Anchorage CrimeStoppers at 561-STOP (7867).
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