Warrant service leads to 3 arrests in S. Anchorage
Complaints from neighbors led Anchorage police to raid a south Anchorage home Thursday evening, taking three people into custody.
APD's Investigative Support and Vice units, along with the Community Action Policing and VICE units, served search warrants at a "known problem location" off Huffman Road Thursday. Police had received multiple reports of shots fired and suspected stolen vehicles at the residence over the past three weeks.
Inside the home at the time of the warrant service were Nicholas Randazzo, Rebecca Hunter and Virginia Hunter, according to APD spokeswoman Nora Morse.
Morse said the newly formed Investigative Support Unit, which has seized five stolen vehicles this week after a Wednesday call on East 20th Avenue, let police conduct the raid without compromising routine responses Thursday.
"We kept every single one of our patrol officers on patrol and none of them were called to assist with this," Morse said. "We’re super-excited about the work they’ve been doing; it’s letting us definitely be more proactive than we have in the past."
Morse said police recovered one stolen vehicle and a stolen trailer at the scene, although the location didn't appear to be a "chop shop" used to dismantle vehicles. Tools and a stolen firearm were also recovered; Morse said police were in the process of reuniting the vehicle and trailer with their owners.
Randazzo, who is set to be arraigned Friday, was arrested on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant and was charged with resisting arrest and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon.
Rebecca was also arrested on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant and was charged with resisting arrest.
Virginia was taken into custody, also for resisting arrest.
Randazzo was arrested in May for allegedly leading troopers on a pursuit at speeds over 100 mph on Knik Goose Bay Road. The pursuit ended when Randazzo allegedly crashed a blue Honda Civic into a ditch, attempted to flee and was tased by troopers.