Three arrested in Anchorage home invasion

Police: Four people taken hostage in drug-related crime

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2007

ANCHORAGE - Three Anchorage men were arrested in a home invasion in what authorities suspect was a drug-related crime in which four people were taken hostage, police said.

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The three men were armed and used duct tape to take hostages Friday night, while demanding cash and valuables, according to police.

The police do not believe the intended target was at the apartment at the time of the break-in.

Two of the suspects have been charged with violent crimes in the past. William Osborne, 35, was found guilty of raping a prostitute in 1993. The other, Dylan Wright, 26, pleaded no contest to assault robbery in state court in Unalaska in 1999, according to a public database of court records.

Police also arrested 24-year-old Kristopher Schell. The three were arraigned Saturday afternoon on 15 felony counts each, including robbery, kidnapping, assault, firearms misconduct and burglary.

Police were seeking a fourth suspect Sunday.

Police captured two of the three fleeing on foot, said police spokesman Lt. Paul Honeman.

The third man was apprehended two hours later, he said.

"We believe the intended victim has some sort of drug involvement ... We believe he was the target and they were looking for cash," Honeman said.

The man has an unrelated warrant out for his arrest and has refused to meet with police about the break-in, Honeman said.

The victims told police four men carrying guns and wearing ski masks burst into the apartment. They demanded money and valuables from two men and two women who were visiting, Honeman said.

They duct-taped the victims, kicking and beating the men and threatening the women with their guns, he said. The men suffered slight lacerations, Honeman said.

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