Tip leads to capture of Kodiak fugitive, troopers say

dkelly@adn.comDecember 5, 2013 

A 23-year-old man wanted on felony drugs and weapons charges was arrested Thursday after a tip led authorities to a trailer in Kodiak, authorities said.

About 3:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak police responded to a Kodiak Crime Stoppers tip that Brandon Eliott Timpke, who has been sought since mid-November, was in a local residence, according to an online trooper dispatch Thursday.

After serving a search warrant at the Kodiak trailer, authorities found Brandon Timpke, who was originally arrested Nov. 14 in Kodiak for failing to appear in court on misdemeanor charges of driving with a revoked license and violating bail conditions. Timpke was also charged with driving with a restricted license and giving police false information, Beth Ipsen, spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers, said in November.

Timpke was released after posting bail, but a day later, he was charged with five weapons- and drugs-related felonies after a follow-up investigation, Ipsen said.

On Thursday, Timpke's list of charges grew to include resisting arrest. He is being held in Kodiak City Jail on two separate bail amounts -- $500,000 for the arrest warrant and $500 for resisting arrest, according to the trooper dispatch.

Reach Devin Kelly at dkelly@adn.com or 257-4314.

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service