Anchorage Police Department

  • Agency: Anchorage Police Department
  • Address: 4501 Elmore Road, Anchorage, 99507 AK
  • Chief: Mark Mew (Chief of Police)
Phone: 907 786-8500

Anchorage Police Department is located at 4501 Elmore Road, Anchorage, 99507 AK. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Mew. The Anchorage Police Department phone number is 907 786-8500.

Anchorage Police Department News

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunny weekend! 🌤 #Alaska #summer

Some citizens found a lost Rottweiler and brought him over to a couple of APD officers who were finishing up another call. The dog took one look at that patrol car, decided that’s where he wanted to be, jumped in, and then wouldn’t get out. As in “growling, showing teeth” wouldn’t get out. Eventually he was coaxed into the back of a different patrol car and taken to Animal Control. Can't really blame him. It’s warm and dry in there and it’s not uncommon for food to be stashed somewhere.

Time to celebrate our independence! Fireworks BAD – safe driving GOOD. It’s summertime! Okay – so We’ve used the term “summer” loosely. So far the weather hasn’t been overly impressive. BUT, that being said, it’s not snowing so that qualifies as summer and time to celebrate the July 4th holiday. Many hotdogs, hamburgers, steaks and s’more-quality marshmallows are about to be sacrificed over campfires and grills everywhere. If you’re planning on traveling via the Seward Highway to your desired location, then you should be aware that we’ll be out as well. 🚔 If your vehicle is moving in a manner other than what is dictated by municipal and state code, we are going to turn on our party lights and music and invite you to have a conversation with us (we’ll pull you over with our emergency lights and siren). Because we all know that written instructions tend to stick with folks longer than verbal ones, we’ll give you traffic tips in writing (We’ll give you a ticket. The number of citations we give you will depend on how many instructions you need). Thanks to a grant from the Alaska Highway Safety Office, extra officers will be patrolling the Seward Highway from Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 8th. Also during that time, July 6th – 8th, is the Girdwood Forest Fair. Keep your driving practices in check while you head to the festivities. Since we’re on the subject of celebrations, keep in mind that fireworks are illegal within the Municipality of #Anchorage. If you’re caught with them, we’ll take them away and write you a ticket - which isn’t very celebratory so let’s just avoid that whole complication. Besides that, it’s still light out – you can’t properly view fireworks in an Alaskan summer sky anyway.

#ThrowbackThursday from the APD archives: some of our patrol officers from the early 1970s!

Cancel Locate: missing adult has been found.

Duane Kriger and Lukus Haines are wanted for burglary On May 6, 2018, Anchorage Police responded to a burglary at a business on the 1000-block of Edward Street; multiple tools had been stolen. Enough probable cause was developed to charge 38-year-old Duane P. Kriger and 34-year-old Lukus M. Haines with the crime. On May 15th felony warrants were obtained for both men for the charges of Burglary II, Theft I, and Criminal Mischief V. Duane Kriger is 5’11” tall, 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Lukus Haines is 6’02” tall, 200 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Police have been unable to locate either suspect. If you have information regarding their whereabouts, please call non-emergency Police Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1). To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at Case 18-18205

A felony arrest warrant for Escape has been obtained for 37-year-old Sarah E. Yurman who left the Midtown Center. Yurman was most recently charged with Theft. Yurman is 5’06” tall, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. If you have information regarding Yurman’s whereabouts, please call non-emergency Police Dispatch at 3-1-1. To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at To view the criminal history of any Alaskan, you may do so online via Court View on the State’s website APD Case 18-25714

A felony arrest warrant for Escape has been obtained for 27-year-old Logan S. Mosquito who left the Cordova Center. Mosquito was most recently convicted of Burglary, Scheme to Defraud, Assault IV, and Escape. Mosquito is also an absconder from probation. Mosquito is 5’09” tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. If you have information regarding his whereabouts, please call non-emergency Police Dispatch at 3-1-1. To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or at To view the criminal history of any Alaskan, you may do so online via Court View on the State’s website

#UPDATE: Officers have taken the suspect into custody. 36th Avenue will be reopened soon as officers clear the area.

It’s WHAT NOT TO DO WEDNESDAY 🚔 #WNTDW If it’s not yours, then keep your hands off. Stealing is bad. Here is how karma can get you if you do decide to engage in thievery: Lady shoplifter walked into a convenience store and thought she would steal but be “smart” about it. Her grand plan was to pay for some items while concealing another item in her coat pocket. Clearly she forgot to account for the security cameras and the fact that the employee watched her stealthily slip her prized possession into her jacket. Super smart lady shoplifter walked up to the counter and handed the cashier money for the items she still had in plain view. The cashier accepted the cash and then informed her that she would not be receiving her change until the stolen item found its way onto the counter too. In her angry defiance, lady shoplifter stomped out of the store without her $12 in change. The item in her pocket was worth $2. Would you like to know what was in her pocket? This is the best part. Are you ready???? A Popsicle. Yes, that non-food food item made of ice that melts into a sticky gooey mess when it gets warm and thereby rendered inconsumable. Like when it’s inside clothing. For example. Use your inside voice, play well with others, and remember we’re all in this together.

In case you missed it: APD kicked off a crime suppression sweep with our federal, state and local partners this past #SummerSolstice week titled Operation Midnight Sun. 🚔 Coverage by KTVA 11 News in the link below. An updated summary of the preliminary results: STOLEN VEHICLES RECOVERED: 9 HEROIN: 234.42 grams COCAINE: .17 grams METH: 146.8 grams MUSHROOMS: 27 grams FELONY ARRESTS, CHARGES, WARRANTS: 86 MISDEMEANOR ARRESTS/CHARGES/WARRANTS: 76 GUNS RECOVERED: 22 CASH: $5,520

At 3:12 PM on June 23, 2018, a citizen called Police Dispatch and reported that he had been robbed. Officers responded to the area and were flagged down by the victim near Mountain View Drive and N Lane Street. The victim told the officers that he had been riding his bicycle when suspect #1, who was also riding a bike, rammed the victim’s bicycle from the side. Suspect #2 then grabbed the victim by the shoulders and pulled him off the bike. The victim slipped out of his jacket in order to escape. The suspects stole the victim’s bike, jacket, and cell phone which was in a jacket pocket. Officers began to canvass the area; they saw a male, matching suspect #1’s description, riding a bike on Peterkin. An officer hit his siren, turned on his emergency lights, and used his PA system to order the suspect to stop. The suspect looked at the officer, refused to comply, and continued to ride away. The officer drove past the suspect in an effort to block the suspect in between the patrol car and another parked vehicle. The suspect was startled; he stopped abruptly and slid into the patrol car. The suspect immediately jumped up and ran on foot. The officer exited his patrol car and gave chase on foot. The suspect continued to ignore commands. During the foot chase the officer saw the suspect pull a cell phone out of his pocket and drop it on the ground. The officer then deployed his Taser. The suspect fell to the ground and was taken into custody without further incident. A computer check showed that the suspect, 30-year-old Richard Cannon Jr., had an outstanding probation-related warrant and that he was an unregistered sex offender. After being medically cleared at the scene, Cannon was remanded at the Anchorage Jail on the outstanding warrant and he was additionally charged with Robbery II, Assault IV, Theft II, Resisting, and Fail to Register as a Sex Offender. Cannon was identified as the suspect who initially rammed the victim. The second suspect, who stole the victim’s bike, was not found. There is no physical description available for the second suspect at this time. The cell phone Cannon threw while police were chasing him was identified as the victim’s cell phone. The phone was returned to the victim. Case 18-25225

It’s Monday! Where in the world is Joseph Potter? 37-year-old Joseph S. Potter has four separate outstanding warrants for violating a domestic violence restraining order. Potter is 5’10” tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. If you have information regarding Potter’s whereabouts, please call non-emergency Police Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1). APD Cases 18-25054, 18-25137, 18-25321, 18-25390

At 11:51AM on June 23, 2018, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Raspberry and Minnesota. Upon contact with the occupants, it was discovered that 32-year-old Nicole Diaz was one of the passengers. She was taken into custody and remanded at the Anchorage Jail on her outstanding warrant related to the homicide of Craig Berumen in 2017.

Happy Sunday! We've got more data. Here are the highlights of what APD's Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit (IDEU) accomplished in the month of May. Drive safely out there. 🚔 IDEU enforcement is made possible by a grant from the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

Seriously. He stole a perfectly good donut. FROM A COP. That's a straight-up felony. Also... it's rude. 🙃 #Alaska #CaughtOnCamera #theft