Two arrested for separate Anchorage home invasions

Kyle Hopkins

A man called 911 early Sunday morning in Spenard, whispering to police that two burglars were breaking into his apartment.

The next day a woman in another part of town says she awoke to see a man leaning over her bed.

Police said they are investigating these apparently unrelated cases.

Two men have been arrested, police said. One is on the loose.

The first invasion came at about 3 a.m. Sunday when a caller said two men were trying to get into the apartment on the 4500 block of Spenard Road where he, his girlfriend and a 1-year-old child were sleeping, police said.

Police arrived to spot the men leaving the apartment. The burglars went back inside and jumped out of a second-story bedroom window, police said.

Police found Allen Welch, 36, hiding under a Chevy Tahoe. He'd broken two bones in his right leg following the jump, police said.

The second man escaped. He is described as black, 5-foot 9-inches tall, balding or with very short hair and was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt.

Welch is charged with first-degree burglary, trespassing and criminal mischief, police said.

The second home invasion was reported at about 4:30 a.m. today.

A woman living on the 2900 block of Wind Chase Court near Lake Otis and Dowling said she woke to find a man leaning over her bed. She screamed and the man left, police said.

The man hadn't taken anything and the woman was unharmed, police said.

Authorities combed the area and arrested 34-year-old Jereme Kiros-Sweet and charged him with first-degree criminal trespassing.

Call reporter Kyle Hopkins at 257-4334 or e-mail khopkins@adn.com.


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