While an Alaska state trooper investigator was conducting an investigation in the area of the Wasilla Fred Meyer, the investigator saw a man walking towards Fred Meyer carrying a pry bar. The investigator followed the man, who was later identified as 51-year-old Anchorage resident Donovan Hoppe, into the store.
Once in the store, Hoppe commenced to steal several items from the shelves, all the while the investigator was observing Hoppe as he carried out his thefts.
After stealing several items, Hoppe exited the Fred Meyer store. The AST investigator followed Hoppe and attempted to contact him. Hoppe ran from the investigator in an attempt to escape, and the investigator gave chase.
After a foot pursuit through the parking lot, the investigator caught Hoppe and placed him into custody.
Once identified, it was found that in addition to the theft that just took place, Hoppe was out on bail from a Theft III charge and had also driven to the Fred Meyer in a vehicle that was not equipped with an ignition interlock device as required for Hoppe.
Hoppe was transported to the Mat Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded and charged with Theft IV, Resisting Arrest, Violating Conditions of Release, as well as Driving with License Revoked.
Hoppe’s bail was set at $10,000.