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Anchorage Police Department
Monday January 14th, 2019 :: 04:51 p.m. AKST


Walter Mantor charged with several crimes after a traffic stop conducted by APD’s IDEU.

At 3:22 AM on Saturday, January 12, 2019, an Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit (IDEU) Officer saw a 1997 Honda Civic make a wide turn from Blueberry onto Northern Lights, cutting across three lanes of traffic in doing so.  The Honda’s operator drove up onto the sidewalk before correcting himself and entering into a normal lane of travel.  The IDEU Officer conducted a traffic stop on the car in a parking lot at the corner of Arctic and Northern Lights; the driver was 62-year-old Walter W. Mantor. 
When the officer approached the vehicle, he could see a rifle laying on the back seat.  After several repeated requests, Mantor finally turned off the vehicle and handed the officer the keys.  After another IDEU officer arrived, the first officer had Mantor exit the vehicle and perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs).
Aside from the rifle, officers could also see a pistol sticking out from underneath the driver’s seat where Mantor had been sitting.  A computer check revealed that Mantor was a convicted felon and the pistol had been reported as stolen.
Mantor was placed under arrest and transported to the Anchorage Jail.  During processing Mantor became belligerent and yelled at the officer the entire time.  Mantor refused to provide a breath sample.  Mantor was remanded on the charges of Theft II – Firearm, Operating under the Influence, Refusal, Misconduct Involving a Weapon III – Felon in Possession, and Misconduct Involving a Weapon IV – Drunk in Possession.
The pistol had been reported as stolen to APD on December 10, 2018.  The pistol had been under the driver’s seat of the owner’s vehicle when it was taken.  The lock on the driver’s side door was inoperable.  The gun was taken some time during the end of November/beginning of December 2018.  The exact date is unknown along with the location the car was at when the theft occurred.
APD Cases 18-49513 and 19-1483

Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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