In a strange turn of events, missing Eagle River man Samuel Ephram McAlpine, 37 was found dead in his home on Meadow Creek Drive on March 31. His body was discovered in a storage area beneath a stairwell. Tenants had been renting the house for the past year.
Two lost skiers were rescued from Wolverine Peak by airmen from the Alaska Air National Guard on March 26. The skiers, who spent a cold night with insufficient clothing, had lost their equipment and unable to self-recover, called the Alaska State Troopers for assistance.
On March 17, a 42 year-old Wasilla man was convicted of sexually abusing one of his daughters over the course of several years. The defendant’s name is not being revealed to protect the identity of his victim daughter. The abuse began in 2008, when the victim was in third grade, and continued until 2011. At the time of the abuse, the defendant lived in Anchorage. The sexual abuse included multiple occasions of sexual penetration.
Anchorage Police Department made 20 driving under the influence arrests from March 14-March 18 during the Saint Patrick’s Day weekend. According to APD, five additional officers conducted DUI patrols each night during the weekend timeframe.
Anchorage Police Officers in the Special Assignment Unit completed a successful drug investigation resulting in a large seizure of illegal drugs and the arrests of two involved citizens early in the morning of March 21.