Kennedy Tali has been busy moving cars around Anchorage. And getting caught.
Last September, Anchorage Police received a report of men rummaging through a 2006 Chevy Silverado on the 800 block of North Flower Street in Mountain View, not far from Mountain View Elementary School.
The cops ran the tags on the vehicle and discovered it to be reported stolen.
Tali, 33, and Travis King, 29, and were arrested. In addition to the vehicle theft charge, they faced multiple further charges when officers recovered stolen credit cards, checkbooks, vehicle registrations, and drivers licenses that had been taken from other stolen vehicles around Anchorage.
“This case serves as a reminder to lock and remove all valuables from your vehicle. If you must leave valuables, conceal the items to ensure nothing is visible. Items such as bags, backpacks, briefcases, keys, electronics and money are extremely tempting to a thief. Don’t give criminals the opportunity,” Anchorage police warned citizens.
Tali and King posted bail and were out of jail.
Prosecutors dismissed the three charges in October and Tali went back to his ways. By December, prosecutors had refiled charges in the Silverado vehicle theft.
But before he could even go to court on that offense, Tali was arrested again on Saturday for a theft that occurred on New Year’s Eve.
This time, he was spotted in a 1999 red Honda that was parked in front of the somewhat-infamous Arctic Tern Inn. The car had been stolen from Conifer Street, up on the hillside in South Anchorage.
Tali, 33, was charged with Vehicle Theft 1, Criminal Trespass II, and Theft II. This time, he was put in jail without bail. His passenger was charged with Criminal Mischief V, riding in a stolen vehicle.
Tali was arraigned over the weekend and had a public defender assigned to him. His first hearing is on Tuesday.
EAGLE RIVER ROBBERY
Two suspects are sought in the robbery of an east Anchorage coffee stand this afternoon. Police advise people to not leave their cars running, as the suspects are on the lam and may steal your car.
At 1:34 pm, an armed black male and Native female, driving a stolen vehicle, robbed the Alaska Sweet Cup Coffee Stand at 1467 Muldoon Road. The pair left with an undisclosed amount of money; there were no injuries.
The stolen white truck was later located, unoccupied, at the Shell gas station in Eagle River. The same pair of suspects attempted to steal a car at Jalapenos Restaurant but were unsuccessful. There is concern the two will attempt to steal another vehicle, police warn. Do not approach them; instead, call 911.
The female is Native, mid to late 20s, long dark hair with highlights, wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans, and Ugg boots rolled down to reveal the fur cuff.
The male is black; he is wearing a sweatshirt with dark gray sleeves and a light gray body, and a cap on his head. He is believed to be armed with a handgun.