Man wanted for ramming patrol car
Anchorage Police are asking for the public's help to find a man who reportedly slammed into a patrol car with a stolen vehicle.
Just before 3 a.m. on Friday, an officer assigned to the Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit (IDEU) spotted the stolen white 2003 Chevy Avalanche driving in the area of Boniface Parkway and Caribou Street, according to a statement from APD.
With the help of another IDEU officer, they turned on their lights and attempted to block in the driver, later identified as 28-year-old Dajon Michael Hale, at the intersection of Kenai and Pine Streets. Once Hale realized what was happening, he took off.
"The suspect drove the Chevy into the patrol vehicle in front of him hard enough to stop the patrol vehicle and push it backwards," police wrote. "The suspect then drove away at a high rate of speed."
Hale then blew through a stop sign and a red light. Officers decided to not pursue him any further due to his "dangerous driving behavior."
Both officers were not hurt. The patrol car received significant damage to the front push bumper and the hood, police say.
A felony arrest warrant has been issued for Hale on charges of assault on an officer, criminal mischief, failure to stop, and vehicle theft in the first-degree.
Police describe him as a 6-foot-1 male, about 186 pounds with brown hair and eyes.
Anyone with information on Hale's whereabouts is asked to call the non-emergency Police Dispatch line at 311 (option #1). To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.
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