No charges filed in early morning LaTouche Street homicide
Anchorage police have arrested a woman for shooting and killing a man early Tuesday morning.
Items totaling $22,000 stolen from Palmer home
Alaska State Troopers are investigating after multiple items, worth about $22,000, were stolen from a Pamler home.
New head of APD homicide unit renews call for public's help with unsolved cases
With new leadership in APD's homicide unit, the department is asking witnesses and people with information regarding unsolved cases to come forward.
APD: Man sought after beating woman as she drove
Police have been seeking 31-year-old Ben Faaliga after the Nov. 2 assault, which "caused the victim to drive off the road."
APD searching for person of interest in Black Angus Inn homicide
Anchorage police say they're investigating a "suspicious death" at the Black Angus Inn on Gambell Street as a homicide.
Man facing multiple felony charges in parking garage assault
A judge on Saturday arraigned 31-year-old Karl Lamont, who now faces felony counts of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. Lamont is also charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.
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Man’s conviction upheld in girlfriend’s murder over alleged abortion
A state court has ruled against a murderer appealing his conviction in the 2012 Anchorage shooting of his girlfriend, upholding a trial judge’s denial of his secret requests for medical records on whether she had had an abortion.
Easy as pulling a trigger: Anchorage DA spreads awareness about strangulation
Stopping the flow of blood from the brain down to the rest of the body requires three to 10 pounds of pressure. Opening a can of soda takes 20.
Scammer posing as Alaska State Trooper targets Anchorage couple
Investigators say a man pretending to be an Alaska State Trooper called an Anchorage couple, threatening jail time and demanding money.
Suspect who allegedly shot at officers was previously arrested as a fugitive from Texas
Patrick Tillmon Jr. comes to Alaska by way of Texas, where he has a history of engaging in violence toward people in uniform.
FBI releases photos of Northrim Bank robber
Anchorage police responded to the Northrim Bank, at Northern Lights Boulevard and Spenard Road, shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Anchorage jury finds man guilty of sexual abuse of a minor
An Anchorage jury found a 51-year-old man guilty of sexually abusing a 4-year-old in the early 2000s on Tuesday.
Fairbanks police: Man killed mother, stayed with her body for days
Fairbanks police have charged George Tuukgaq Rosa, 34, with murder for killing his mother, 70-year-old Molly Agnavigak Rosa, according to a release from the department Wednesday.
Proposal could scrap junk cars' strain on APD resources
A measure allowing municipal code enforcement officers to respond to junked and abandoned vehicles has support from Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's office as well as APD.
'It’s not OK:' DV homicides among new Anchorage DA's top priorities
"I am tired of hearing Alaska is No. 1 in the nation in domestic violence homicide. That’s been our dishonor for years and years and years now, and it’s not OK," said John Novak.
David Grunwald’s mother to chair state Parole Board
Edie Grunwald, the mother of slain 16-year-old David Grunwald, said she was named to the position by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration Monday.
Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted sexual abuse of a minor
After pleading guilty to one charge of attempted sexual abuse of a minor, Christopher Mosely, 34, was sentenced to 19 years in prison.
AST: Homeowner holds teenage intruder at gunpoint
An 18-year-old man is facing burglary, theft and assault charges after Alaska State Troopers say a homeowner held him at gunpoint for crawling through a dog door and stealing property.
AST: Man arrested with $50,000 worth of meth at Ketchikan International Airport
A man was arrested after being found in possession of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $50,000 at the Ketchikan International Airport.
Appeals court upholds sentence for man who vandalized Kodiak church in 2015
A court affirmed the decision made in the conviction of Arkimedes Garcia, who caused more than $109,000 in damage to a Russian Orthodox church.
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Metlakatla teen convicted of possessing child porn
A Ketchikan jury convicted Metlakatla resident Walter Forsberg on 10 counts of possessing child pornography, troopers said.
Wasilla man gets 50 years for attempt to make child porn
Justin Raymond Nekeferoff, 32, received 50 years in federal prison for attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor.
Chugiak High student arrested following threat investigation
A Chugiak High School student has been arrested following threatening posts on Snapchat.
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Kenai man convicted of threat to 'carve the flesh' from judge's kids
It took a federal jury three hours of deliberation to convict Steven Bachmeier of graphically threatening to kill a female judge's family.
New DOC commissioner halts free day pass, amnesty box programs
One program suspended by Nancy Dahlstrom allowed citizens to check offenders out of correctional facilities for up to 12 hours at a time, with no required notification to victims, law enforcement, or the public.
Anchorage couple indicted in 2018 attacks on taxi drivers
Hector Rivera and Shirley Borrero-Qinones are accused of attacking a series of cab drivers in the spring of 2018.
APD arrests man in domestic-violence attacks on woman
Sir Toliver, 31, was taken into custody by APD Wednesday afternoon.
Alaska marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Alaska's law enforcement officers received a round of congratulations Wednesday from the state’s new governor.
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Troopers: 'Dangerous' man arrested after assault, kidnapping
Alaska State Troopers have arrested a Fairbanks man they say assaulted a man and kidnapped a woman at gunpoint in North Pole.
APD investigating Arctic Boulevard shooting
The Anchorage Police Department is investigating an early morning Wednesday shooting that left one man in the hospital.
What happens to ASD students who threaten school safety?
The Anchorage School District offers a unique set of programs for any student suspended or expelled.
Pre-filed bill proposes deadline to test Alaska rape kits
Rep. Geran Tarr says the state's thousands of untested rape kits are "not acceptable when Alaska leads the nation in the rate of rapes and sexual assaults."
Man arrested in brother’s fatal Fairbanks stabbing
Dustin Charley, 18, has been held in the death of 29-year-old Jonathan Matthew Titus, according to Fairbanks police.
APD seeks man accused of kicking, headbutting girlfriend
Police say Sir Toliver, 31, assaulted his girlfriend in September then attacked her after she returned from the hospital.
Charges: Port of Alaska engineer planned to kill family, self over job
The Port of Alaska’s head engineer has been arrested on accusations that he tried to drown his daughter in a bathtub, in what police say he claimed was a response to stress on the job.
Student arrested with gun, marijuana at Anchorage school
A school resource officer at Benny Benson Secondary School was initially alerted by faculty that the student had marijuana.
1 wounded in Downtown New Year’s shooting
A shooting at a bar in the early hours of New Year’s Day left one man wounded, according to Anchorage police.
Manokotak man arrested after strangling family member while intoxicated
A Manokotak man was arrested over the weekend after he was accused of strangling a family member and firing a shotgun off a front porch while intoxicated.
Suspect charged in Wasilla New Year’s Eve burglary
Alaska State Troopers have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of threatening and fighting residents of a Wasilla home during a New Year’s Eve burglary.
AST: Wasilla residents assaulted after confronting NYE burglar
Alaksa State Troopers are investigating after a man broke into a Wasilla home on New Year's Eve and assaulted two people.
Crime, trooper staffing top Mat-Su legislative priorities
The Mat-Su Borough Assembly met with the region's state lawmakers to discuss important issues the Legislature will take up at session.
Justin Schneider responds to civil suit, denies strangling victim unconscious
In his response, Schneider admits to attacking, strangling, and masturbating on his victim, but claims she did not lose consciousness during the assault.
Former Alaska corrections commissioner takes same job in Colorado
Dean Williams was among the incoming commissioners named by Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis.
14 notable Alaska crime stories of 2018
Here is a collection of the most read, discussed, and impactful crime stories of the year.
APD dispatchers work holidays, help keep Anchorage safe
Anchorage police dispatchers work through the holidays. Christmas was "mellow" but New Year's Eve may require extra staff, according to a dispatch supervisor.
Kodiak homeowner injured after masked suspects enter home
A Kodiak homeowner was injured after two masked suspects entered a home in the Bell Flats area Sunday night.
Suspect in overnight SWAT situation taken into custody
The suspect accused of stabbing a family member in an overnight SWAT situation has been taken into custody.
APD: Drunk driver crashed SUV carrying 2-year-old son
A man accused of driving drunk and crashing his SUV containing a gun and his young son is facing several charges in the case, Anchorage police said.
Kwethluk man gets 21 years for assault in which he bit off brother's finger
A Kwethluk man has been ordered to spend more than two decades in prison for a 2016 assault during which state prosecutors say he severely injured two men.
2 of 4 suspects charged in marijuana grow burglary
Surveillance video from the business shows four people, concealing their identities, breaking into the business and leaving with $150,000 worth of marijuana in seconds.
Jury finds Dominic Johnson guilty of murdering David Grunwald
The jury returned a verdict Thursday afternoon after about six hours of deliberation.
Front end loader used in Anchorage hair salon burglary
Anchorage police have arrested a man accused of using a front-end loader as a getaway vehicle in a burglary the day after Christmas, the latest in a series of separate local crimes involving the construction vehicles.
Jury deliberates Johnson role in Grunwald murder
Palmer's district attorney and Dominic Johnson's defense attorney made their closing arguments after four weeks of witness testimony.
AST: Intoxicated driver crashes, BAC over 3 times legal limit
Alaska State Troopers say an Anchorage man crashed his vehicle into a guardrail after driving intoxicated on Christmas.
Troopers: Man killed in Christmas Eve disturbance
Alaska State Troopers say a man is dead following a disturbance off of South Knik Goose Bay Road outside of Wasilla.
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FBI seeks information in East Anchorage attempted bank robbery
The FBI is looking for two people who tried to rob an Anchorage bank on Saturday.
State report details 31 years of Alaska drug arrests
The Alaska Justice Information Center this week released the report and a new fact sheet tracking from 1986 to 2017.
Man indicted for attempted murder for shooting at woman through her front door
An Anchorage grand jury on Thursday indicted 27-year-old Timothy Flynn for attempted murder, weapons misconduct and assault.
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Anchorage police charge murder suspect already in custody
Already arrested for another crime, the suspect is now being charged with a deadly stabbing.
Almandinger sentencing for Grunwald murder set for March 2019
The judge agreed to limit the number of people who can speak at Erick Almandinger's sentencing for the murder of David Grunwald.
The Department of Justice reports it charged three people and seized 15 websites offering "hacking for hire" services.
Johnson defense rests after calling a single witness
Dominic Johnson chose not to testify at his trial for the murder of David Grunwald.
2 men arrested for rear-ending truck, attacking driver
The Anchorage Police Department arrested two men suspected of causing a car crash, then allegedly attacked the driver of the truck they hit.
Man arrested for 3 separate crimes in same stolen vehicle
An Anchorage man after being arrested for committing three separate crimes in one stolen vehicle, according to a release from APD.
Inmate sentenced to additional 3 years for distributing smuggled fentanyl
An inmate at an Alaska correctional facility was sentenced to more time behind bars for distributing opioids that caused overdoses of four other inmates.
Trial date uncertain for final 2 suspects in Grunwald murder case
Judge Gregory Heath set an evidentiary hearing for Bradley Renfro and Austin Barrett for March 2019. One defense attorney said he couldn't go to trial until at least August.
'Just to try to f---ing hurt him': New video evidence played at Johnson murder trial
According to phone records the video was taken hours before David Grunwald was pistol whipped and murdered. Suspect Dominic Johnson can be heard saying, "As hard as I can, in the head."
Murder suspect's mom texted about getting rid of bloody sweatshirt
Dominic Johnson is charged with David Grunwald's beating and murder. His mother texted a person she "had to get rid of" her son's sweatshirt because "it was...on him. Ya know...during...."
Why aren't APD substations staffed full-time?
Muni leaders explain why Anchorage Police Department substations are not staffed full-time.
Anchorage DA moves to Palmer in shakeup of prosecutors
Anchorage District Attorney Rick Allen will be permanently moving to work as an assistant district attorney under Palmer DA Roman Kalytiak.
Man dies in Gambell Street stabbing
Anchorage homicide detectives are investigating a stabbing outside a Fairview building Tuesday afternoon which left a man dead.
Car ‘deliberately driven’ into Chena River during DUI
The driver in Monday's crash had a blood alcohol content over twice the state's legal limit, responders said.
Witness arrest leads to new evidence in Grunwald murder case
"As hard as I can, in the head just to try to hurt him, just to try to f---ing hurt him," Dominic Johnson can be heard saying in a video investigators have been looking for for almost two years.
Juneau grand jury indicts woman in death of mother-in-law
A Juneau grand jury has indicted a woman suspected of causing the death of her mother-in-law.
Anchorage man indicted on child porn charges
Michael John Collier has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.
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David Grunwald's father takes witness stand in Johnson murder trial
The third week of Dominic Johnson's murder trial ended with a full day Thursday, including an audio recording the defense fought to keep out of the trial, testimony from Ben Grunwald, and an aerial look at the final crime scene.
Suitcase meth draws federal charges for Dillingham man
A Dillingham man is facing federal drug trafficking charges for allegedly trying to fly with methamphetamine in his luggage, according to federal authorities in Alaska.
Johnson jurors dry-fire Grunwald murder weapon
Prosecutors wanted members of the jury to feel the weight of the pistol and understand the amount of pressure necessary to fire the gun.
Multiple stolen guns seized in Palmer
Several law enforcement agencies seized stolen property including guns and an ATV while recovering a stolen snowmachine.
A Craig man responsible for the distribution of more than a kilogram of methamphetamine in Southeast Alaska over three years has been ordered to spend a decade in federal prison.
Juneau couple sentenced in drug trafficking conspiracy
A Juneau couple has been sentenced to federal prison for their part in a drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute drugs in the area.
Troopers: Nunapitchuk man stabbed father with ulu
A 21-year-old Nunapitchuk man faces half a dozen counts of assault, after Alaska State Troopers say he attacked three of his relatives last weekend.
APD searching for man who attacked girlfriend over phone call
Police ask for the public's help in finding domestic violence suspect.
Trial underway for North Pole father charged in son's death
A Fairbanks jury is hearing testimony in the trial of a North Pole man charged with killing his 4-year-old son.
Grunwald murder suspect's attorney calls for mistrial twice
One of the requests for a mistrial came after the DA tried to read a text aloud that the teen murder suspect's mother sent describing Grunwald's parents in a derogatory manner.
3 suspects arrested following armed robbery of Anchorage Walmart
Anchorage police arrested three people after a Midtown Walmart store was robbed at gunpoint on Dec. 8.
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Grunwald murder suspect's mom arrested over subpoena
Misty Johnson, Dominic Johnson's mother, was arrested on a "material witness warrant" allowing her to be held until she testifies.
23 years missing: Family holds out hope they will find loved one
Erin Gilbert vanished in Girdwood in July 1995, while on a date. Her family is still searching for her.
Pedestrian, dog, struck and killed by vehicle on Egan Drive
A pedestrian and his dog were struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Egan Drive Saturday afternoon, officials said in a press release.
Man accused of warehouse shooting indicted for multiple murder charges
An Anchorage grand jury on Friday indicted Ian Anthony Bradford for the murder of Dylan Gregg and attempted murder of Shawn Poloa.
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Alleged kidnapping, car theft leads to multiple arrests
A 26-year-old man is facing kidnapping, robbery, theft and assault charges after police say he forced another man to sign over his car.
Teenagers steal firearms, alcohol from Palmer home
Four teenagers are accused of stealing firearms and alcohol from a Palmer home, according to a trooper dispatch released on Tuesday morning.
Man arrested by K-9 now charged with murder
One man is dead and another is injured after police said they heard shots fired near a warehouse on East 82nd Avenue early Monday morning.
APD makes three stolen vehicle arrests in a day
Anchorage police say they made three stolen vehicle arrests in one day.
Judge stands by ruling to allow gang photos in Johnson trial
Dominic Johnson's defense attorney objected to almost every reference of the group's gang related activity. Judge Gregory Heath allowed the pictures as evidence so the state could try to prove a motive.
Ax-wielding suspect tries to plead guilty in Midtown attack
The suspect in a Midtown ax attack goes before a judge Thursday facing multiple charges.
California woman who fled after mandatory release gets federal prison time
Her case was pivotal for Alaska, as it was the first to ring alarm bells for the public about the state's use of 'mandatory release.'