Off-duty Anchorage police officer recruit charged with burglary, assault

Published: Feb. 9, 2020 at 9:47 AM AKST
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An off-duty Anchorage Police officer recruit was arrested at a residence in Wasilla Saturday evening and charged with burglary, assault, and criminal trespass according to APD and Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers were called to a residence on Beaver Avenue in Wasilla for a report of a physical disturbance around 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

At the scene, Troopers say evidence was found that 23-year-old Jordan D. Serafin of Wasilla forced his way into a family members home and then assaulted another person in the residence, causing minor injuries.

Serafin was arrested and charged with burglary, assault, and criminal trespass.

Anchorage Police say Serafin, a recruit officer with the department since 2019 who had not yet completed field training, was off-duty at the time. He has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the results of an internal investigation by APD.

“This type of behavior is unacceptable for anyone in our community, and especially cannot be tolerated when it is a law enforcement officer," APD Chief Justin Doll said in a statement. "APD is committed to keeping the community informed in order to maintain the trust that is essential to our mission.”

Serafin was remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial pending arraignment.

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