Della Northway, who was arrested in 2018 after fleeing police, is back in custody after she was found in a stolen 2001 white Chevy Suburban on June 12.
An Anchorage police officer spotted the vehicle in the area of 20th Avenue and Lake Otis Parkway, and ran the plates, discovering the SUV had been stolen the night before from a Northwood Drive address.
When the officer attempted to stop the Chevy at 16th Court and Rosemary Street, Northway immediately sped the vehicle backward, away from the patrol car, and turned sharply onto the front yard of a home, striking a nearby car in the process.
The officer tried to use his vehicle to block the Chevy, but Northway ran into the police vehicle twice as she tried to push the squad car out of the way and flee.
It got worse. Another officer arrived, and blocked in the Chevy. Northway crawled out of the passenger side of the Chevy and took off running, police in pursuit. Officers took her to the ground and handcuffed her while she continued to resist.
A search of the Chevy revealed a stolen handgun and two ammo magazines. The gun had been reported stolen on May 21 by an Uber driver, who reported that one of his passengers had stolen it from underneath the driver’s seat while he was out of the car and re-arranging items in the vehicle’s trunk.
The Uber passenger was not one of the two people caught in the stolen Suburban.
After being transported to Anchorage Jail, Northway was discovered to have cocaine on her. She was charged with Vehicle Theft I, Theft II, Criminal Mischief III, Misconduct Involving a Weapon III – Felon in Possession, Fail to Stop, and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance III.
In 2018, Northway was a passenger in a stolen vehicle that police were trying to stop near Lake Otis Parkway. The driver and two passengers, including Northway, fled on foot, running through residential areas and jumping over fences.
Officers caught Northway running near 80th Even and Alpine View Circle. She lied and provided them with a false name, but police managed to determine her true identity and that she was a probation absconder on adult supervision for Theft 2 and had an outstanding warrant for probation violation.