A 33-year-old felon is facing multiple charges after a citizen called and reported a vehicle prowler to Anchorage police.

A report came in to the Anchorage Police Department about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday that a man wearing a handlamp was underneath a vehicle, according to a statement from the department.  

Officers contacted Paul C. Loran, who matched the description given by the caller, walking on Togiak Circle near Eagle Street.

Loran said he didn’t have any weapons, but police saw a knife in his front pants pockets and took it.

When officers told Loran they were going to do a pat search, he tried to push one of them away. “The officers escorted Loran to the ground and placed him into handcuffs,” the statement reads.

Officers searched Loran and found a handgun with the serial number filed off, heroin and mail that had a new credit card belonging to someone else. Loran is a felon and was out of jail with release conditions for a prior criminal case.

Police say Loran is being held at the Anchorage jail on several charges of weapons misconduct, theft, vehicle tampering, resisting arrest, misconduct involving a controlled substance and violating conditions of release.

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