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Anchorage Police Department
Monday September 30th, 2019 :: 05:32 p.m. AKDT


Madison Chacon facing several charges after stealing several items from a grocery store

At 1:16 AM on Saturday, September 28, 2019, Anchorage Police responded to Carrs on Gambell Street in reference to a shoplift that had turned into a robbery. While officers were in route to the scene they were advised the shoplifter had left the store and two security guards were following her.  When APD arrived they saw the security guards in the parking lot who pointed at a female.  The female turned and saw the police car; she started to run. When the officer turned on his emergency lights and siren the suspect took off her backpack and threw it.
The first officer exited his vehicle and told the suspect to stop.  She ignored his commands and continued to run.  The officer gave chase and caught the female who physically resisted.  A second officer arrived at which time they were able to put the woman into cuffs.  The backpack was also recovered by officers.
The security guards told police they had been advised by a store employee that 32-year-old Madison J. Chacon had stolen merchandise and put it inside her backpack.  The guards confronted Chacon in the store and told her they needed to check her backpack for the stolen items.  Chacon refused their request and attempted to push past them.  When she was unsuccessful in getting by, Chacon grabbed a pen off of a nearby counter and threatened to stab the guards.  One of the guards was able to get the pen away from her.  They continued to struggle; Chacon bit one of the security guards on the hand.  Chacon was then able to push her way through and exit the store; APD pulled into the lot at that time.
After obtaining a search warrant, officers searched the backpack and recovered the stolen goods.
Chacon was jailed on the charges of Robbery II, Assault III, Assault IV, Theft IV, and Resisting Arrest.  After she was remanded it was discovered that Chacon had originally given a false name.  She was additionally charged with False Information and two counts of Violate Conditions of Release.
APD Case 19-34938

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

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