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

Love a good book! School Resource Office Jonathan Carroll sat down to read to some Polaris K-12 School students this past week πŸ“š

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Alaska Zumba Events is partnering with AK Child & Family to integrate Zumba in a therapeutic setting. Half of the money raised from October’s β€˜Fire Meets Ice’ event will be used to launch the pilot Zumba program with the nonprofit to bring positivity and healing to local families. APD has accepted the #ZumbaChallenge! Who’s next? 🎢

On 9/21/18 around 12:10 p.m., Dispatch received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of West Dimond Blvd. The preliminary investigation found that an adult male robbed Sunsation Tanning Salon (1130 West Dimond Blvd.). During the robbery, an altercation took place between the suspect and an adult male inside the salon. The robbery suspect was shot in the lower body. Both men fled the scene. A perimeter was set up and officers located the robbery suspect inside a vehicle in the area of Dimond Blvd. and King Street. The robbery suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers continue to search for the shooting suspect. Anyone with information, including surveillance video, about this investigation is asked to call Dispatch at 311. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or online at APD Case: 18-38117

APD's Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit (IDEU) was very busy in July! All in the name of safer roads in Anchorage. Of the 346 citations, 115 were for speeding and 78 were for driving without insurance. Both entirely avoidable. IDEU enforcement is made possible by a grant from the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

Another big milestone for one of our own! Congratulations to Records Clerk Sarah Brink-Dushi on 25 years with APD! We are grateful for all your hard work and dedication. πŸ’™πŸŽ‰

#ThrowbackThursday from the APD archives: the colors of fall in Anchorage / photo from the 1990s πŸπŸš”πŸ‚

As a reminder to citizens who buy and/or sell items privately, here are some precautions to take:  Never go to the meet alone. Have at least one other person with you. Make sure another individual, who is not with you, knows where you are, what you are doing, and any details you have about the other party you are meeting.  Meet in a public place that has cameras and a lot of foot traffic such as a superstore parking lot.  Meet during a busy time of day – not late at night or early in the morning when there are not many other people around.  If the party you are meeting arrives in a vehicle, jot down the license plate and a description of the vehicle.  Pay attention to the physical attributes of the people you are meeting with in case you need to give a detailed description of them to the police later.  Only deal in cash. Checks and cashier checks can easily be forged. Pay attention to the money you accept. Make sure it looks and feels the way money should.  Should you be threatened, do as the victim did in the above scenario: follow the instructions of the suspect(s), leave the area as soon as possible, and call 9-1-1 as quickly as you can.

Milestone alert! Senior Patrol Officer Terry Symonds received his 25 year pin for 25 years of dedicated service to the #Anchorage community. Dispatch Supervisor Karren Symonds received her 25 year pin in 2017. Oh! And yeah - they're married. One family. Over 50 combined years of service. Amazing. The support and communication between Patrol and Dispatch is paramount. You are both shining examples of how dedicated and hardworking our #firstresponders are. Thank you and congratulations!

It’s WHAT NOT TO DO WEDNESDAY! πŸš” #WNTDW If the story we’re about to tell you does not give you the heebie jeebies – nothing will. Today we’re going to discuss hand placement on the steering wheel. Your hands need to be gripping the outside of the wheel. Steering wheel styles vary from vehicle to vehicle, but some allow you to drape your wrists over the bottom of the steering wheel, in the 6 o’clock position, so that your hands are actually inside the wheel. Do not drive like this. Why? In a word: airbags. We responded to a car crash wherein a woman was driving with her hands draped through the bottom of the steering wheel. And then she crashed. And her airbag deployed. And her wrists broke. And her bones came through her skin. Told you it would make you squirm. Use your inside voice, play well with others, and remember we’re all in this together.

24-year-old Tyler W. Paschall was arrested and remanded at the Anchorage Jail on the charges of Vehicle Theft I and two counts of Theft II. 22-year-old Riley T. Sherbahn was remanded at the Anchorage Jail on an outstanding felony warrant; he was further charged with Vehicle Theft I, two counts of Theft II, and Resisting/Interfering with Arrest. 24-year-old Sara J. Sternberg was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief V – Riding in a Stolen Vehicle.

Earlier this year, local listeners of KLEF Classical 98 purchased K9 Mozart II for the Anchorage Police Department via Dollars for Dogs Inc. This past weekend, Alaska Music and Sound, Home of the Horn Doctor hosted a birthday party for the radio station's 30th anniversary. Of course, K9 Mozart and his handler Ofc. Breager had to swing by to celebrate! πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚

UPDATE: Members of the United States Marshals Service notified detectives today that Haitim Mahir Taha was located in Israel this morning and arrested by Israeli Police. The Anchorage Police Department is working with its federal and state partners to have the suspect extradited back to the United States

It’s Monday! Where in the world is Masae Fanene? 38-year-old Masae Fanene is wanted on four outstanding warrants: 1) Felony Assault III; 2) Felony Fail to Appear on the original charges of Robbery II and Assault IV; 3) Misdemeanor Fail to Appear on the original charges of Operating under the Influence and Criminal Mischief; and 4) Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief V. Masae is 5’10” tall, 194 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. If you have information regarding her 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 APD Cases 18-24576 and 18-25220

Other officers arrived and they began searching for the Chevy which they very quickly found abandoned behind the building. The vehicle was left running and in gear. Officers could hear branches breaking and brush moving in the nearby woods. A perimeter was set up and commands were given once a K9 handler arrived. The K9 officer began giving commands which the suspect, later identified as 37-year-old James R. Farner, ignored. The K9 bit the suspect on his foot; Farner was then taken into custody. An officer contacted one of the owners of an ID found in the Chevy. That person stated his white Chevy Silverado pickup truck had been stolen and subsequently recovered a few days prior. The owner stated that after he got his truck back, he found an ID inside the cab belonging to Farner. After being transported to the hospital for treatment of the dog bite, Farner was remanded at the Anchorage Jail on the charges of Resisting Arrest, two counts of Vehicle Theft I, and two counts of Theft II.

The diamond-plate toolbox in the back of the truck was missing, the ignition had been punched, the stereo had been removed from the dashboard, and hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia were found inside the cab. 33-year-old Robert L. McHugh was transported to the Anchorage Police Department for questioning by detectives. He also exhibited signs of intoxication. Afterwards McHugh was remanded at the Anchorage Jail on charges of Vehicle Theft I, Theft II, and Operating under the Influence (suspected heroin – toxicology will confirm).

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Tis the season! Officers patrolling the Seward Highway got a spectacular glimpse of the Northern Lights the other night. #alaska #anchorage #northernlights #aurora