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Location: Wasilla
Type: Vehicle Theft, Warrant Arrest

Dispatch Text:

On August 6, 2021 at approximately 6:50pm, Alaska State Troopers in Wasilla received a report of a vehicle that had been stolen from a local residence approximately 30 minutes prior.  The owner suspected that Daniel Buckwalter, 20 years old of Wasilla, stole the vehicle.  Wasilla PD located the vehicle at the Wasilla Chevron at approximately 10:00pm and attempted to contact the driver, later confirmed to be Buckwalter.  Buckwalter attempted to flee into the woods on foot, but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.  Buckwalter was placed under arrest and transported to Mat Su Pre Trial where he was remanded for First Degree Vehicle Theft and an existing arrest warrant (FTA OC Fail to Stop at Direction of a Peace Officer and Reckless Driving.)

Posted on 8/7/2021 12:19:27 AM by DPS\cbjoslin

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