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Anchorage Police Department
Tuesday March 27th, 2018 :: 01:04 p.m. AKDT


David Ramos Junior arrested on multiple felonies in two separate incidents

APD Case 18-12052 & 18-12059:
At 10:22 AM on Saturday, March 24, 2018, officers responded to the 7100-block of Ambler Lane in reference to a theft.  Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant who stated she found her stolen bicycle lying in the back of a white Ford F250 pickup.  The citizen provided the officers with the plate of the truck; a computer check showed the vehicle had been reported as stolen.  The truck had left the scene prior to officers’ arrival.
Another officer was able to locate the truck on Ambler Lane which was unoccupied but running.  A few moments later the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old David J. Ramos JR, got into the Ford and attempted to drive away.  The officer pulled his patrol car up to the Ford making it impossible for Ramos to flee in the truck. Ramos then got out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot; officers gave chase.
After running through several yards and jumping over fences, Ramos climbed onto the roof of a home on the 4100-block of Patterson.  Ramos jumped down and ignored the multiple taser warmings given by officers.  Ramos was tased; he pulled the probes out and jumped over a fence.  Officers pursued Ramos on foot and were able to tackle him in the back yard of a home on the 6900-block of Gemini Drive.  After putting Ramos into handcuffs, he was transported by medics to the hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained during his escape attempt.
Ramos’ clothing was seized for evidence.  In the clothing officers found multiple credit cards belonging to people other than Ramos.  When officers were processing the stolen F250, they found property inside that had been stolen in numerous burglaries throughout the neighborhood.  The items were photographed, cataloged, and then most of the property was returned to the owners.
The truck itself had been reported to police as stolen at 9:42 AM on March 24th. At the time of the theft the truck had been parked and locked in a residential driveway on the 7000-block of Saturn Circle.  There was a spare key inside.
While Ramos remained in the hospital overnight for treatment, an arrest warrant was obtained for Ramos on charges of Vehicle Theft I, four counts of Theft II, Eluding, four counts of Resisting Arrest, five counts of Burglary II, Misconduct Involving a Weapon III (felon in possession), and two counts of Theft III.
Due to the hospital citing privacy concerns, police were not informed when Ramos was discharged from the hospital.
APD Case 18-12449:
At 4:36 AM on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, a citizen called Police Dispatch to report a vehicle parked on the bike path and a subject rifling around inside.  Officers responded to the 3100-block of E 16th Avenue and located the suspect, later identified as David J. Ramos JR, in the driveway of a private residence where he did not live. 
As the officer approached, Ramos was walking away from a silver Subaru that had an open back door and was filled with property.  Ramos initially gave police a name and date of birth that did not belong to him. Officers told Ramos they would be putting him in handcuffs until his real identity could be confirmed.  As the officer began the handcuffing process, Ramos tried to pull away and run.  Due to the icy conditions, the three officers and Ramos all went to the ground.  Ramos continued to fight and refused repeated commands to stop. After being pepper-sprayed, Ramos quit resisting and was taken into custody.
Ramos was treated for the pepper spray effects and was evaluated on scene by medics.  After Ramos’ identity was verified, a computer check revealed he had an outstanding felony warrant (from the events three days prior).  Ramos was transported to the Anchorage Jail and was additionally charged with two counts of Theft II, Resisting Arrest, Trespassing, and False Information.
Officers were able to contact the owner of the Subaru.  The owner stated that while she had allowed Ramos to use the vehicle, he had taken many items from her home that he did not have permission to take.  Those were the items found inside the vehicle when Ramos was taken into custody.

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Anchorage, AK 99501

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