Anchorage Police say a suspect who was wanted for six burglaries and attempted burglaries has been arrested.

According to a Nixle sent out by APD spokesperson Renee Oistad, early Friday morning, an officer spotted a male walking across the street in the area of Tudor Road and Wright Street who was wearing clothing which matched the description of a suspect in recent burglaries. While the officer waited for backup, the male got into a GMC pickup that drove off without headlights and taillights. 

"The truck then abruptly turned into a parking space on the 4500-block of Wright Street," Oistad wrote. "By then another officer had arrived and the patrol cars blocked in the GMC."

Two males inside the pickup were taken into custody without incident and taken to APD for further questioning. 

"One of the men was released without being charged," Oistad wrote. "The other, 29-year-old Kyle Poitry, was subsequently transported to the Anchorage Jail."

Poitry was charged with four counts of burglary in the second-degree, six counts of criminal mischief in the third-degree, two counts of theft in the third-degree and theft in the fourth-degree. 

According to the Nixle, Poitry was charged in the following cases:

  • Cases 18-8541 and 18-8452At 5:06 AM on February 27, 2018, officers responded to an alarm in Eagle River.  It was discovered that the front glass doors to both Pho and Thai Cuisine and A Touch of Sun Tanning Studio were broken.  Items were stolen from at least one of the businesses.
  • Case 18-8669:   At 4:55 AM on February 28, 2018, officers responded to an alarm in Eagle River.  The front glass door of Laundry Basket Dry Cleaners had been broken and items had been stolen from inside.
  • Case 18-8687:  At 7:33 AM on February 28, 2018, officers responded to Layne’s Art and Frame in the Government Hill neighborhood reference a burglary.  An employee discovered the front glass door had been broken and items had been stolen from inside.
  • Case 18-8696While investigating the above-mentioned burglary, the officer was flagged down by another Government Hill business owner.  Someone had attempted to break the glass door to Lee’s Alterations but were unsuccessful in gaining entry.
  • Case 18-8701At 10:01 AM on February 28, 2018, officers responded to an attempted burglary at Motion and Flow Control Products (located off Post Road).  A window to the business had been smashed and an attempt was made to pry and kick the door open.  No entry was made. 

According to an online inmate locator database, Poitry is out of custody per a court order. 

"He was booked at the Anchorage Correctional Complex on March 2, 2018 and released on a court order the following day, March 3," Department of Corrections spokesperson Megan Edge wrote in an email Monday afternoon.

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