No charges filed in early morning LaTouche Street homicide

No charges filed in early morning LaTouche Street homicide

Anchorage police have arrested a woman for shooting and killing a man early Tuesday morning.

Elizabeth Roman
Items totaling $22,000 stolen from Palmer home

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.

Elizabeth Roman
New head of APD homicide unit renews call for public's help with unsolved cases

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. 

Daniella Rivera
APD: Man sought after beating woman as she drove

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."

Joe Vigil
APD searching for person of interest in Black Angus Inn homicide

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Man facing multiple felony charges in parking garage assault

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.

KTVA Web Staff
Man’s conviction upheld in girlfriend’s murder over alleged abortion

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.

Chris Klint
Easy as pulling a trigger: Anchorage DA spreads awareness about strangulation

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.

Daniella Rivera
Scammer posing as Alaska State Trooper targets Anchorage couple

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.

Cassie Schirm
Suspect who allegedly shot at officers was previously arrested as a fugitive from Texas

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.

Daniella Rivera
FBI releases photos of Northrim Bank robber

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.

Chris Klint
Anchorage jury finds man guilty of sexual abuse of a minor

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Fairbanks police: Man killed mother, stayed with her body for days

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.

Angela Krenzien
Proposal could scrap junk cars' strain on APD resources

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.

Daniella Rivera
'It’s not OK:' DV homicides among new Anchorage DA's top priorities

'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.

Daniella Rivera
David Grunwald’s mother to chair state Parole Board

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.

Chris Klint
Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted sexual abuse of a minor

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.

Angela Krenzien
AST: Homeowner holds teenage intruder at gunpoint

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.

Angela Krenzien
AST: Man arrested with $50,000 worth of meth at Ketchikan International Airport

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Appeals court upholds sentence for man who vandalized Kodiak church in 2015

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.

KTVA Web Staff
Metlakatla teen convicted of possessing child porn

Metlakatla teen convicted of possessing child porn

A Ketchikan jury convicted Metlakatla resident Walter Forsberg on 10 counts of possessing child pornography, troopers said.

Bryan Dunagan
Wasilla man gets 50 years for attempt to make child porn

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.

Jennifer Summers
Chugiak High student arrested following threat investigation

Chugiak High student arrested following threat investigation

A Chugiak High School student has been arrested following threatening posts on Snapchat.

KTVA Web Staff
Kenai man convicted of threat to 'carve the flesh' from judge's kids

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.

Jennifer Summers
New DOC commissioner halts free day pass, amnesty box programs

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.

Daniella Rivera
Anchorage couple indicted in 2018 attacks on taxi drivers

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.

John Thompson
APD arrests man in domestic-violence attacks on woman

APD arrests man in domestic-violence attacks on woman

Sir Toliver, 31, was taken into custody by APD Wednesday afternoon.

Joe Vigil
Alaska marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Alaska marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Alaska's law enforcement officers received a round of congratulations Wednesday from the state’s new governor.

KTVA Web Staff
Troopers: 'Dangerous' man arrested after assault, kidnapping

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.

Elizabeth Roman
APD investigating Arctic Boulevard shooting

APD investigating Arctic Boulevard shooting

The Anchorage Police Department is investigating an early morning Wednesday shooting that left one man in the hospital.

Elizabeth Roman
What happens to ASD students who threaten school safety?

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.

Scott Gross
Pre-filed bill proposes deadline to test Alaska rape kits

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."

Daniella Rivera
Man arrested in brother’s fatal Fairbanks stabbing

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.

Chris Klint
APD seeks man accused of kicking, headbutting girlfriend

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.

Joe Vigil
Charges: Port of Alaska engineer planned to kill family, self over job

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.

Chris Klint
Student arrested with gun, marijuana at Anchorage school

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.

Chris Klint
1 wounded in Downtown New Year’s shooting

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.

Chris Klint
Manokotak man arrested after strangling family member while intoxicated

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Suspect charged in Wasilla New Year’s Eve burglary

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.

Chris Klint
AST: Wasilla residents assaulted after confronting NYE burglar

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Crime, trooper staffing top Mat-Su legislative priorities

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.

Heather Hintze
Justin Schneider responds to civil suit, denies strangling victim unconscious

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.

Daniella Rivera
Former Alaska corrections commissioner takes same job in Colorado

Former Alaska corrections commissioner takes same job in Colorado

Dean Williams was among the incoming commissioners named by Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis.

Chris Klint
14 notable Alaska crime stories of 2018

14 notable Alaska crime stories of 2018

Here is a collection of the most read, discussed, and impactful crime stories of the year.

Daniella Rivera
APD dispatchers work holidays, help keep Anchorage safe

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.

Lauren Maxwell
Kodiak homeowner injured after masked suspects enter home

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Suspect in overnight SWAT situation taken into custody

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.

Elizabeth Roman
APD: Drunk driver crashed SUV carrying 2-year-old son

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.

Chris Klint
Kwethluk man gets 21 years for assault in which he bit off brother's finger

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.

Chris Klint
2 of 4 suspects charged in marijuana grow burglary

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.

Daniella Rivera
Jury finds Dominic Johnson guilty of murdering David Grunwald

Jury finds Dominic Johnson guilty of murdering David Grunwald

The jury returned a verdict Thursday afternoon after about six hours of deliberation.

Heather Hintze
Front end loader used in Anchorage hair salon burglary

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.

Chris Klint
Jury deliberates Johnson role in Grunwald murder

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.

Heather Hintze
AST: Intoxicated driver crashes, BAC over 3 times legal limit

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Troopers: Man killed in Christmas Eve disturbance

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.

KTVA Web Staff
FBI seeks information in East Anchorage attempted bank robbery

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.

Bryan Dunagan
State report details 31 years of Alaska drug arrests

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.

Jeff Bridges
Man indicted for attempted murder for shooting at woman through her front door

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.

KTVA Web Staff
Anchorage police charge murder suspect already in custody

Anchorage police charge murder suspect already in custody

Already arrested for another crime, the suspect is now being charged with a deadly stabbing.

Jeff Bridges
Almandinger sentencing for Grunwald murder set for March 2019

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.

Heather Hintze
DOJ charges 3 people, seizes 15 suspected 'hacking-for-hire' sites

DOJ charges 3 people, seizes 15 suspected 'hacking-for-hire' sites

The Department of Justice reports it charged three people and seized 15 websites offering "hacking for hire" services.

Bryan Dunagan
Johnson defense rests after calling a single witness

Johnson defense rests after calling a single witness

Dominic Johnson chose not to testify at his trial for the murder of David Grunwald.

Heather Hintze
2 men arrested for rear-ending truck, attacking driver

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.

Bryan Dunagan
Man arrested for 3 separate crimes in same stolen vehicle

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.

Bryan Dunagan
Inmate sentenced to additional 3 years for distributing smuggled fentanyl

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.

Bryan Dunagan
Trial date uncertain for final 2 suspects in Grunwald murder case

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.

Heather Hintze
'Just to try to f---ing hurt him': New video evidence played at Johnson murder trial

'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."

Heather Hintze
Murder suspect's mom texted about getting rid of bloody sweatshirt

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...."

Heather Hintze
Why aren't APD substations staffed full-time?

Why aren't APD substations staffed full-time?

Muni leaders explain why Anchorage Police Department substations are not staffed full-time.

Joe Vigil
Anchorage DA moves to Palmer in shakeup of prosecutors

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.

Chris Klint
Man dies in Gambell Street stabbing

Man dies in Gambell Street stabbing

Anchorage homicide detectives are investigating a stabbing outside a Fairview building Tuesday afternoon which left a man dead.

Chris Klint
Car ‘deliberately driven’ into Chena River during DUI

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.

Chris Klint
Witness arrest leads to new evidence in Grunwald murder case

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.

Heather Hintze
Juneau grand jury indicts woman in death of mother-in-law

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.

Associated Press
Anchorage man indicted on child porn charges

Anchorage man indicted on child porn charges

Michael John Collier has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

KTVA Web Staff
David Grunwald's father takes witness stand in Johnson murder trial

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.

Daniella Rivera
Suitcase meth draws federal charges for Dillingham man

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.

Angela Krenzien
Johnson jurors dry-fire Grunwald murder weapon

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.

Daniella Rivera
Multiple stolen guns seized in Palmer

Multiple stolen guns seized in Palmer

Several law enforcement agencies seized stolen property including guns and an ATV while recovering a stolen snowmachine.

Angela Krenzien
APD: Woman shot multiple times, possibly domestic violence

APD: Woman shot multiple times, possibly domestic violence

A woman was found shot multiple times at a residence after what Anchorage Police Department officials said was a possible domestic incident Wednesday morning.

Elizabeth Roman
APD arrests 7 during 3 days of vehicle thefts

APD arrests 7 during 3 days of vehicle thefts

Anchorage police arrested seven people in connection with five separate vehicle theft investigations from Saturday through Monday.

Jennifer Summers
Grandfather of teen killed 'had a very bad feeling' the day before double homicide

Grandfather of teen killed 'had a very bad feeling' the day before double homicide

Less than 48 hours after Davon Dodge's flight from Fairbanks touched down in Alaska's largest city, the 19-year-old was dead.

Daniella Rivera
Southeast meth kingpin gets 10-year prison sentence

Southeast meth kingpin gets 10-year prison sentence

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.

Chris Klint
Juneau couple sentenced in drug trafficking conspiracy

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Troopers: Nunapitchuk man stabbed father with ulu

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.

Chris Klint
APD searching for man who attacked girlfriend over phone call

APD searching for man who attacked girlfriend over phone call

Police ask for the public's help in finding domestic violence suspect.

Joe Vigil
Trial underway for North Pole father charged in son's death

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.

Associated Press
Grunwald murder suspect's attorney calls for mistrial twice

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.

Daniella Rivera
3 suspects arrested following armed robbery of Anchorage Walmart

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.

KTVA Web Staff
Grunwald murder suspect's mom arrested over subpoena

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.

Heather Hintze
23 years missing: Family holds out hope they will find loved one

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.

Dave Leval
Pedestrian, dog, struck and killed by vehicle on Egan Drive

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Man accused of warehouse shooting indicted for multiple murder charges

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. 

KTVA Web Staff
Alleged kidnapping, car theft leads to multiple arrests

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.

Angela Krenzien
Teenagers steal firearms, alcohol from Palmer home

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.

Elizabeth Roman
Man arrested by K-9 now charged with murder

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.

Elizabeth Roman
APD makes three stolen vehicle arrests in a day

APD makes three stolen vehicle arrests in a day

Anchorage police say they made three stolen vehicle arrests in one day. 

Bryan Dunagan
Judge stands by ruling to allow gang photos in Johnson trial

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.

Heather Hintze
Ax-wielding suspect tries to plead guilty in Midtown attack

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.

Jeff Bridges
California woman who fled after mandatory release gets federal prison time

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.'

Daniella Rivera

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