Anchorage police arrest suspect in hit-and-run

Casey Grove

A few hours after Anchorage police asked for the public's help finding a woman involved in a hit-and-run, she turned herself in.

Haily Ibarra, 20, showed up at the police station on Elmore Road Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. and she was arrested on charges of third-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, according to a written statement from police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro.

Castro said dispatchers received a call just after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Officers and medics responded to the 5900 block of Mego Street, which is east of Lake Otis Parkway and north of Dowling Road, and found a female with non-life-threatening injuries, she said.

"It was reported to police that the female victim was hanging on the passenger door of the vehicle when the truck drove off and dragged the victim," Castro said.

Ibarra was in custody at the Anchroage Jail Wednesday.

Anchorage Daily News /