SIX OF TEN IN JANUARY CRIME SWEEP ARE OUT
Getting ten criminals off the streets in less than 24 hours had the Anchorage Police Department doing hand springs over its new Investigative Support Unit in the first few days of January.
The arrests included people wanted for theft, robbery, assault, forgery, drug dealing and absconding. But the court system is another matter. Must Read Alaska is keeping an eye on what happens to some of the more interesting cases, including this crime sweep that occurred in January.
A look at where they are now reveals that six of the 10 are no longer locked up:
7. Joe McMasters, 25, was arrested in January on a warrant for failure to appear on a second-degree theft.
OUT – McMasters was released on community supervision.
8. Matthew Irwin, 37, was arrested on a probation violation for vehicle theft and failure to appear on an earlier OUI — operating under the influence — charge.
OUT – Irwin was released on community supervision.
Police and the U.S. Marshal in January also arrested two members of a suspected heroin and meth ring that had been on the lam.