APD charges two in stolen car case
Anchorage Police say two people have been arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation.
Around 3:40 Saturday morning, a patrol officer located an occupied stolen vehicle at the intersection of 12th Avenue and Fairbanks Street. The vehicle, a grey, 2013 Kia Optima, was reported stolen on Thursday.
Police say the driver failed to stop for the officer when lights and sirens were engaged, and the officer continued to pursue the vehicle while other units responded.
The stolen vehicle was then located in the 3000 block of Eureka Street, and officers saw two suspects, one male, one female, walking quickly away as officers arrived on the scene.
Those two suspects, 27-year-old Richard Trannum and 28-year-old Amber Bouslaugh, were arrested and taken to the Anchorage Jail.
Trannum, who police say was driving, is facing multiple charges, including vehicle theft 1 and eluding.
Bouslaugh faces a criminal mischief charge for joyriding.
The vehicle was returned to its owner.