False home invasion report leads to arrest warrant for Anchorage woman

Casey Grove

Anchorage police are looking for a woman accused of lying in a report that her home had been robbed early Thursday.

Police have a warrant for Vera Evikana, 20, charging her with making a false report, as well as assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly attacking her boyfriend while he was driving, police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said in a written statement.

Dispatchers received a call about 3 a.m. reporting a home invasion with multiple robbers in the 7100 block of Weimer Road in South Anchorage, Castro said. Later Thursday, Alaska State Troopers pulled over a vehicle in Wasilla that had reportedly been involved in the robbery and found Evikana's boyfriend inside, Castro said.

"All of the vehicle's occupants were detained, brought back to Anchorage and questioned," Castro said in an interview.

"After interviewing him and other subjects in the vehicle they determined the report to be false."

Officers learned about the alleged assault by Evikana on her boyfriend prior to the robbery report, Castro said. Along with requiring them to detain the man and the others, the false report took up time for Anchorage Police Department staff, she said.

"The thing with this one is we had over two dozen APD personnel deployed to respond to this report," Castro said. "It's frustrating."