Repeat vehicle theft suspect back in custody
Anchorage police say a repeat vehicle theft suspect is back in custody after she was caught passed out inside a stolen truck that smashed through someone's fence early Tuesday morning.
Officers responded to the 800 block of Klevin Street just before 2 a.m. for a vehicle that crashed into a fence and came to rest up against a tree. Police say a check on the license plate revealed it was reported stolen just hours before.
"At 11:13 p.m. on August 20, 2018, a 2003 GMC Denali was reported as stolen to APD," police wrote in a statement. "The vehicle was taken while parked at a residence on the 4200-block of Chelsea Way."
After backup officers responded, they found a woman sleeping in the driver's seat.
"The driver, 32-year-old Saliloimanatu Toilolo, was slow to respond to officers’ commands and exhibited signs of being under the influence," police wrote.
She was arrested and taken to the Anchorage Jail on charges of first-degree vehicle theft and operating under the influence.
Toilolo was arrested multiple times over the course of a year for similar crimes.
According to court documents, APD caught 32-year-old Saliloimanatu Toilolo driving a stolen car on January 11. Under the state's new bail system, she was released on January 17 with ordered electronic monitoring and supervision by the state's Pre-Trial Enforcement Division, but Toilolo never plugged in her electronic monitoring device and was found driving another stolen car less than a month later.