SUBJECT: Sheriff’s Office K-9 Apprehends Stalking Suspect
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-070
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9:00am a resident of Ridgewood Estates in the Greater Oak Hill area of Vanderburgh County returned home and noticed the gate to her backyard was open. On her way home she had also taken note that her ex-boyfriend’s truck was parked a couple blocks away from her home. Having been the victim of both repeated and ongoing harassment by her former boyfriend, the victim elected not to enter her home and instead called 911.
The Sheriff’s Office responded and observed additional indications that someone had recently been in the backyard. Deputies shouted warnings through an open window of the house and also banged on the garage door.
A Sheriff’s Office K-9 handler team was called to assist. During a search of the residence, K-9 “Boss” located the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Mr. Brandon William Alka, inside an attached garage. Mr. Alka sustained a dog bite during his apprehension and was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Mr. Alka was later booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center.
At the time of his arrest Mr. Alka was subject to an active protective order, which prohibited him from having any contact with the victim.
Brandon William Alka (pictured above), 42, of Evansville. Stalking as a Level 6 Felony, Residential Entry as a Level 6 Felony, Invasion of Privacy as a Class A Misdemeanor.