Troopers deploy chemicals to oust barricaded subject
Alaska State Troopers have taken a barricaded subject just north of Anchor Point into custody.
Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, troopers and a Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) were called to a home in a neighborhood off of the Sterling Highway, north of Anchor Point, near Mile 153.5. A Bearcat armored vehicle also responded, according to AST spokesman Tim DeSpain.
The caller told troopers that someone had stolen their side-by-side ATV, according to trooper's online dispatch. The owner of the ATV and troopers were able to locate the suspect, later identified as Dellan Vanbuskirk, by tire tracks and footprints.
"Troopers followed footprints to a trailer at a residence on La Duquesa Lane," troopers wrote. "Troopers saw movement inside the trailer and attempted to contact the person inside the trailer without success."
After several hours of unsuccessful attempts to make verbal contact with Vanbuskirk, troopers used gas to and found him underneath the trailer.
He was ultimately taken into custody without injuries, DeSpain said.
Vanbuskirk had outstanding warrants from a prior burglary and theft case. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of vehicle theft and criminal mischief.
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