Former fugitive facing numerous charges

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:40
  • Anchorage Police officers arrest Brandy Nolcini, 24, who they said tried to pass a stolen check at the Mat-Su Valley Federal Credit Union before attempting to speed off in a stolen car on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Brandy Nolcini (Photo courtesy APD)

UPDATE (Dec. 4, 2017): According to the Anchorage Police Department, Brandy Nolcini was arrested Oct. 30 by officers checking up on a suspicious vehicle parked on Gander Street off Lake Otis Boulevard in South Anchorage.

APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in an email that a man contacted police the morning of Oct. 30 to report his truck had been stolen overnight from a location on West 79th Avenue. At around 1:30 p.m. that same day, police dispatchers got a call about a suspicious Dodge pick-up parked on the 11600 block of Gander Street. Officers found the vehicle running with a woman “passed out” in the driver’s seat.

“The woman was taken into custody without incident but she refused to give her name,” Oistad wrote. “Through fingerprints she was identified as 24-year-old Brandy Nolcini.”

In addition to three outstanding warrants, Nolcini was additionally charged with another count of vehicle theft. A records check Monday, Dec. 4 showed Nolcini was being held at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, but had a bail hearing at 1 p.m. that day.


A woman accused of trying to cash a stolen check while in a stolen car last month in Eagle River was on the loose after she allegedly escaped police custody Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Mountain View.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, Brandy Nolcini, 24, was being arrested in the area of North Flower Street and Thompson Avenue when she escaped while still wearing handcuffs. Nolcini was wanted on an outstanding warrant for vehicle tampering.

Nolcini is described by police as standing 5-foot-6 and weighs approximately 195 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

According to court records, her arrest on Sept. 21 in downtown Eagle River was her second that week. She was released on bail after that incident, which saw her bound by her hands and feet and placed head-first into the back of an APD squad car by several officers.

Anyone who spots Nolcini is being asked to contact APD at 786-8900 or call CrimeStoppers at 561-STOP or report anonymously online at

Nolcini’s most recent case number is 17-41661. According to the online Courtview database, she had five open cases — all filed since Sept. 17, 2017.

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