ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Two women were arrested early Tuesday after allegedly stealing a car from an Eagle River home and later found to be in possession of credit cards, IDs and mail stolen from more than 25 victims according to Anchorage Police as well as methamphetamine.
32-year-old Amanda Aguila and 19-year-old Kaleea Fox were arrested and charged with multiple counts after a traffic stop in a vehicle reported stolen revealed "an array of undisclosed personal items and credit cards, checks, pieces of mail, and personal identification documents belonging to more than 25 different victims," APD said in a release.
The women were first reported to police shortly before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, when the women were reportedly spotted checking door handles in an Eagle River neighborhood off of Powder Ridge Dr., and eventually entering a white Toyota Camry.
Patrol officers located and stopped the vehicle in the area, which at the time had only one occupant, and discovered the license plates were stolen and registered to another vehicle. The second suspect was found walking nearby.
APD says the registered owner of the Toyota Camry arrived to recover their car, and found items inside the car that didn't belong to them. When officers searched the car, they found multiple credit cards, checks, pieces of mail, and personal ID documents from more than 25 victims.
Amanda Aguila, the suspect driver, was arrested and charged with vehicle theft, 16 counts of theft, and misconduct involving a controlled substance for possession of methamphetamine.
Kaleea Fox was charged with vehicle theft and multiple counts of theft II, III, and IV.
Both women were questioned by detectives with the Property Crime Division and remanded to the Anchorage jail.