The Alaska State Troopers (350 sworn) recently reported that tips submitted from their AKtips mobile app, powered by tip411, led to an arrest of a homicide suspect involved in a hit and run incident.
The suspect was arrested for Criminally Negligent Homicide, Failure to Render Aide, and two counts of Tampering with Evidence. The suspect was developed with the assistance of the Technical Crimes Unit in Anchorage, as well as a tip submitted to the Alaska State Troopers.
According to a news release, “AST would like to thank those that submitted tips to AST and through the AKTips app, as it has been crucial to this investigation.”
In August 2023, the AST published an alert via tip411 to the public, asking for information about a hit and run that killed an adult male near Delta Junction. Citizens were asked if they had information but would like to remain anonymous, to submit tips with the AKTips smartphone app.
The Alaska State Troopers mobile app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store. Citizens can also submit an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting the keyword “AKTIPS” and their message/tip to 847411.