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Anchorage Police Department
Wednesday April 30th, 2014 :: 08:03 p.m. AKDT


Standoff in Spenard Results in Arrests of 3 Males with Warrants

Case: 14-17404

Around 1:45 p.m. Anchorage Police went to serve felony arrest warrants for two male subjects at a residence located on the 2700 block of W 42nd Avenue. When police arrived at the residence, they were able to apprehend one of the subjects, identified as 29-year-old Zachary Lepry, outside of the residence. The other male subject, identified as 31-year-old Dale Ohler, ran inside the residence and barricaded himself inside. APD’s SWAT team, K9 Unit, CAP Team, Vice Unit, Negotiators and additional officers were dispatched to the scene to assist with apprehending the barricaded male subject, Ohler.

During the response, police became aware that Ohler was inside the residence, in addition with two others males and a female. SWAT deployed multiple less lethal tactics in an attempt to get Ohler and the other subjects to come out of the residence. A short time into the incident, one of the males came out of the residence, surrendered to police and was eventually released. Some time after that, the female inside the residence came out, surrendered to police, and was eventually released.

Around 5:50 p.m. Ohler came out of the residence and peacefully surrendered to police. He was arrested at the scene. Around 6:20 p.m. police deployed gas inside the residence in an attempt to get the remaining suspect, identified as 35-year-old Kris Reuer who also had a warrant for his arrest, to come outside. During the gas deployment, police shut down Spenard Road from Barbara Dr. to Wisconsin Street. Reuer remained inside the residence after the gas deployment. Spenard was eventually reopened before 7:00 p.m.

At 8:05 p.m. police were able to locate Reuer inside the residence and take him into custody.

During the entire response, Turnagain Boulevard and W 42nd Avenue were closed down. APD would like to thank the Spenard McDonalds which shut down its drive thru operations during the police response to assist with citizen safety. We appreciate the citizens and drivers who were cooperative with police and pateint during our response.

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Jennifer Castro
Public Affairs Unit

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