Crime & Justice

A 60-year-old man who previously lived in Eagle River and Houston under the identity of his dead stepbrother was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for eight felonies.Jerzy Shedlock
A 17-year-old male who crashed and flipped a white sedan he is suspected of stealing from a home on the Anchorage Hillside was arrested Monday morning. Laurel Andrews
A Juneau jury rejected a wrongful-death claim in a lawsuit against the city of Hoonah by the widow of one of two police officers shot and killed in 2010.Associated Press
A 45-year-old man who was on scene when a 14-year-old girl was found dead near an East Anchorage church over the weekend is now accused of sexual abuse of a minor, Anchorage police said Tuesday.Megan Edge,Suzanna Caldwell
Bryce Beltran was wanted for two weeks before Alaska State Troopers arrested him for various charges, including assault. Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers say two inmates at the Goose Creek Correctional Center are accused of assaulting a third inmate.Megan Edge
The Anchorage police union says it is endorsing Ethan Berkowitz for mayor after meeting with both candidates last week, prompting opponent Amy Demboski to link him to the fiscal policies of former Mayor Mark Begich.Devin Kelly
Anchorage police on Monday asked for the public's help identifying two people caught on video apparently slashing a vehicle's tires in South Anchorage early Saturday, saying the two "may be suspects" in a rash of overnight vandalism.Alaska Dispatch News
Anchorage Police identified the 14-year-old girl found dead Sunday afternoon as Megan Sophie Johnson, and the investigation into what caused her death is ongoing.Suzanna Caldwell
The man convicted of shooting two Hoonah police officers to death in 2010 was the last witness in a civil lawsuit claiming the officers' training was flawed.Associated Press