Anchorage police search for 3rd juvenile suspect in trailer park stabbing
Police are searching for a third juvenile suspect after two 13-year-olds were charged with assault following a stabbing at an Anchorage mobile home park overnight.
Just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Anchorage Police Department received a report that a man had been stabbed outside a home on the 2600 block of North Tahiti Loop, located in the Manoog’s Isle mobile home park near the intersection of Lake Otis Parkway and East Dowling Road. Police responded and the man was taken to a local hospital with multiple stab wounds. He was in stable condition, APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said in a statement around 9:15 Wednesday morning.
It was reported to police that the man was walking home when three juveniles approached him. A fight broke out between the man and the youth, who were reportedly trying to steal his wallet, Castro wrote. The man was stabbed in the back by one of the juveniles, and the trio then fled.
APD combed the area for suspects with a K-9 in tow, and authorities located two of the three suspects near Dowling Road. The two 13-year-olds were detained, questioned, taken to the McLaughlin Youth Center and charged with second-degree assault.
Police tried to find the third suspect but were unable to locate him. A witness described him as an Alaska Native male with shoulder-length hair, wearing dark clothing and with a cut on his hand from the stabbing, Castro said. Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 786-8900.
Around the time of the stabbing, police received a call from a female resident on the nearby 2500 block of Guam Avenue who said three juveniles — described similarly to the trio involved in the stabbing — were trying to steal things from her porch, Castro said. She said she confronted the youth and they ran away.
“When citizens do come across suspicious circumstances, even if it’s seeing someone digging through your trash or looking through mailboxes, report that information to police because that incident could actually be part of another incident,” Castro said.
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