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Man arrested for two burglaries is suspected of seven more

...targeting mom-and-pop shops in Alaska's capital city in recent months - as DNA evidence comes back from the state crime lab in Anchorage."It is our expectation that we will charge him at some point for those," Assistant District Attorney...
Police make arrest: Burglary wave may have crested

...difficulty of processing evidence: Police don't know if the prints they lifted are viable until they are analyzed by the state crime lab in Anchorage, a process that can take months. The lab prioritizes crimes against people above property crimes.JPD's...
Caught red-handed, literally

...blood on it, which he had to wash off with bleach. Police said the blood was swabbed and is being tested at the state crime lab.The longtime trial attorney, who has his own law firm in Juneau, estimates Gleaton stole at least a couple thousand...
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...kit is then sent back to the crime lab for processing.According to a Legislative Research Services report, the state crime lab tested 443 rape kits in 2014. Currently, it takes an average of 170 days for a kit to work its way through the lab...
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Police seek new leads in Fairbanks fire death

...four day later at a Seattle hospital.Clothing worn by Wallis had been sprayed with a fire extinguisher. The Alaska state crime lab would not accept the clothing for testing. But Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhart over the summer asked police to send...
Drug bust on fishing boat leads to more charges

...I wanted to give him the chance to talk about it," Berntson said, adding that it also took time for the Alaska State Crime Lab to positively identify the drugs.A warrant for Petersen's arrest was issued on Tuesday and he was taken into custody...
Tire expert testifies in Kodiak murder trial

...loss to Alaska State Troopers.Investigators did not find the murder weapon in the case. Robert Shem of the Alaska state crime lab testified a Smith & Wesson was one of three revolvers that could have fired bullets recovered from the scene.
Prosecution rests against alleged killer

...of the shooting.The problem is the 17-year-old document has to be authenticated but the person at the Alaska state crime lab who tested the blood, Stephen Palmer, is currently facing multiple felonies for tampering with crime lab evidence...
Former crime lab employee charged with six felonies

ANCHORAGE - An investigation of irregularities of the Alaska State Crime Lab led to the arrest of a former employee Thursday.Stephen Palmer, 53, of Palmer, has been charged with scheme to defraud, drug...
Forensic photos prompt move for mistrial

...Yakutat's Glacier Bear Lodge in July 1996. Perry's boyfriend, Robert D. Kowalski, 53, claims it was an accident.State crime lab firearms expert Robert Shem conducted the testing in March 2013. Though prosecutors had the photographs for nearly...


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