Police search for suspect in 2016 Eagle River burglary, kidnapping

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 13:01
  • Zarin Freeman, 31, faces felony counts of kidnapping, first-degree robbery, second-degree theft and third-degree assault in connection with a series of 2016 crimes in Anchorage and Eagle River. (Photo courtesy Anchorage Police Department)

The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help locating a man wanted in connection with a series of 2016 crimes in Anchorage and Eagle River.

Zarin Freeman, 31, faces five felony counts of kidnapping, first-degree robbery, second-degree theft and third-degree assault, according to court records. The charges date back to Nov. 1, 2016, when a 19-year-old male victim reported he had been kidnapped from the Delaney Park Strip at knifepoint, police said.

The victim believed he was meeting an acquaintance for coffee — instead, he was forced into a car at knifepoint, according to APD. Over the course of several hours, accompanied by multiple suspects, the victim was driven to an ATM and his parent’s Eagle River home, according to APD. The suspects stole money from the victim and burglarized his parents’ home, later releasing him back in Anchorage, police said.

Within two weeks of the crime, police had arrested four suspects on charges ranging from kidnapping and assault to robbery and burglary. Police suspect Dela White, 18, planned the crime. Christopher Goenett, 28, Tyrun Reynolds, 28 and Danerin Curtindale, 34, helped pull it off, police said.

Freeman, the fifth member of the group, was not publicly identified until Tuesday, Sept. 5 – more than 10 months later – when APD announced a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Police describe Freeman as 6 feet 5 inches tall and 183 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes, and ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact APD dispatch at 907-786-8900.

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