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Location: Wasilla
Type: Robbery 1, Kidnapping, Assault 2, Vehicle Theft, Coersion

Dispatch Text:

UPDATE - The incident occurred on 11/22/19, at a residence in the Pittman Road area. The victim was confronted by Lish, accused of stealing money, and then forced inside the residence at gunpoint. Once inside Lish and 2-3 other unidentified people assaulted the victim, including by striking the victim with the gun, to the point of near unconsciousness. The victim was then forced at gunpoint by Lish back to their vehicle, made to drive to a nearby location where the victim was dropped and their vehicle stolen. AST recovered the vehicle several days later. Investigation is ongoing.

*UPDATE* AST Investigation resulted in identification of the primary suspect as Jake Russell Lish, 30 yoa of Wasilla. In early December, a Palmer Grand Jury returned felony indictments against Lish for Robbery 1, Kidnapping, Assault 2, Vehicle Theft, and Coersion.  The Palmer court issued a $50,000 arrest warrant. 

On 12/18/19, a Wasilla Police officer contacted and arrested Lish on the outstanding warrant during an unrelated matter. 

On 12/19/19, Lish was arraigned in Palmer Superior Court on the above charges and bail was set at $250,000 plus electronic monitoring.

Original Dispatch:

On 11/25/19 at approximately 1708 hours Troopers received a report of an armed robbery which had occurred several days prior.  Investigation is on going and no further information will be released at this time. 


Posted on 11/26/2019 12:03:11 PM by DPS\pcsteen

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