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Compulsive car thief behind bars, but will she stay there?

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The courts can barely keep up with Saliloimanatu Toilolo. She keeps taking those five-finger-discount cars in the Anchorage area.

But the 32-year-old’s trouble with the law goes way back to her teens.

She was arrested for stealing a car in 2004, but pled to a less serious offense. Then there were a string of minor offenses, like driving on a suspended license.

In January of 2011, Toilolo was arrested for shoplifting, and by then she had a long record of lawbreaking.

Fittingly, she created the email address “[email protected]—.com.”

On Aug. 15, 2017, Toilolo “attempted” to steal another car. She was out of jail again.

On Oct. 26, 2017 she was apprehended by Anchorage police in a stolen silver 2003 Cadillac Escalade. The vehicle had been sought by officers for weeks.

[Read: Catch and release through the court system; Toilolo nabbed again]

That case hadn’t even gone to trial when she was again arrested Jan. 11 after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car that had plates from another stolen car. They caught her after she slammed the blue Honda into a retaining wall.

The vehicle had been stolen in a home burglary committed on Dec. 31, 2017. The rear license plate belonged to a different vehicle reported stolen on Nov. 18.

But her pretrial assessment under said she was low risk, and she was back on the street.

On Feb. 13, police caught her again in yet another stolen car. She scored a “7” on her pretrial risk assessment this time, just high enough for corrections officers to give her a cot at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. Her risk assessment form is below:


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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Thank you for,pointing out this ridiculous system they have for deciding whether to let hardened criminals back on the street. With policies like these it is no wonder we are experiencing a crime wave in Alaska. So maybe the standards on a computer do not statistically make her a 10 why doesn’t someone in law enforcement or a judge just overrule the computer and classify her as a 10 themselves? If you are a judge and are arraigning this suspect and are too stupid to give her a 10 just realize you just allowed a hard-working Alaskan’s car to get stolen.

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