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Anchorage Police Department
Monday February 10th, 2020 :: 06:33 p.m. AKST


UPDATE: warrant obtained for Jack Espinoza JR for E 13th call earlier today

Update at 6:30 PM:
At 11:13 AM on Monday, February 10, 2020, Anchorage Police responded to a residence on the 400-block of E 13th Avenue in reference to a disturbance with a weapon.  Initial indications are that 38-year-old Jack L. Espinoza JR went to the apartment where his girlfriend had been staying.  The tenant of the home refused to allow Espinoza inside.  In response Espinoza broke out a window of the apartment and made entry through it.  While inside Espinoza threatened the tenant with a handgun.  There were no injuries.
When police arrived on scene it was unclear whether or not Espinoza was still inside the residence.  After a perimeter was set up, and the other occupants of the complex were evacuated, officers received information that Espinoza had left prior to police arriving.  Officers made entry into the building and were able to confirm that no one else was inside to include the suspect. 
Efforts to locate Espinoza were unsuccessful.  A felony warrant has been obtained for his arrest for the charges of Burglary I, Assault III, and Criminal Mischief IV.  Espinoza is 5’10” tall, 145 pounds with a bald tattooed head and brown eyes.  Anyone with information regarding Espinoza’s whereabouts is asked to call Police Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1).  To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at
Update at 1:20 PM:
It has been determined the suspect left the area prior to police arrival.  It has been confirmed that he is not inside the residence; no arrests have been made at this time.

The police perimeter is being broken down and it is safe to return to the area.  For those who were evacuated, thank you for your cooperation and patience while we worked the scene.

At 11:13 AM on February 10, 2020, APD responded to a residence on the 400-block of E 13th Avenue in reference to a disturbance with a weapon.  There are no reports of any injuries at this time and police are in the process of contacting those who are involved.
There is a large police presence in the area and E 13th Avenue is currently closed between Denali and Fairbanks. Please follow officer’s instructions if you are on the area.  If you don’t need to be in the vicinity, please avoid it and seek alternative routes until further notice. 
Also, we ask the public and the media to refrain from posting/publishing photos and/or video of the scene until the situation is over. Showing tactical positions and movements in these types of situations can put the public and officers’ safety at risk.
We appreciate the community's cooperation and understanding during our response and we will keep you informed of any new developments.
APD Case: 20-4989

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

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

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