APD: Escapee found, charged with new crime
Anchorage Police say a woman who escaped from a halfway house last week is back in custody after she gave false information to officers during an investigation.
APD spokesperson Renee Oistad said just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a trailer park located at the 200 block of Newell Street after a caller reported two vehicles chasing each other.
"One of the vehicles, a blue Lexus, had become high-centered on a large rock," Oistad wrote. "A computer check revealed the Lexus had been reported as stolen. According to witnesses, the male and female occupants fled the scene after the vehicle became immobile."
With the help of witnesses, police were able to pinpoint the trailer where the vehicles came from. Officers knocked on the door and made contact with three men and a woman. Police asked for names and date of birth, however, there was no record of the woman based on the information she provided.
"Police told the woman three separate times that she would be charged criminally if she provided them with a false name," Oistad said. "The woman continually insisted she was not lying. The woman was taken into custody after extensive efforts of trying to identify who she was."
When police escorted the woman to the patrol car, she admitted to being 42-year-old Angela M. Gonzales, who had a felony warrant for escaping from a halfway house on January 16.
Gonzales was taken to the Anchorage Jail and was additionally charged with false information.
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