Sgt. Glenn Flothe Goes to Hansen's Bakery

Robert Hansen’s bakery was perfectly situated. For business. For kidnapping. For murder. A major highway ran in front. It was minutes from the 4th Avenue strip in downtown Anchorage. Minutes from Merrill Field in the other direction. Then there were his hours, starting early in the morning and off by noon. The baker’s hours coincided with those held by the women of the night. If his murders seemed to increase in 1982, his bakery was part of the reason. Hansen lived along a horizontal line that stretched between assignations.

Hansen’s Bakery [was] located in a block building on the southwest corner of 9th and Ingra, having the address of 828 E. 9th Avenue, [and] clearly marked by a large white and black sign over the business front entry doors, stating clearly Hansen’s Bakery.

Hansen's Bakery
Former Site of Hansen’s Bakery — 9th Avenue View (Google Streetview; illustration, Leland E. Hale)

“A utility records check indicate[d] that Robert C. Hansen initiated utilities at the above place of business, being Hansen’s Bakery, on 1-21-82.

“The business hours posted in the window of Hansen’s Bakery state that the bakery is open for business from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Until recently the sign in the window stated that the business was closed on Sunday and Monday’s, indicating a change from a summer to winter schedule.

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Former Site of Hansen’s Bakery — Ingra Street (AK-1) View (Google Maps; illustration Leland E. Hale)

“Based upon affiant’s and Sergeant Stauber’s personal observations, Hansen’s Bakery employs at least two female workers, who work the counter during the daytime, and one additional male employee that assists Hansen in the early morning hours prior to the bakery opening. It has been further observed that Hansen’s vehicle is gone from his place of business usually prior to 12 noon.”
Source: Affidavit for Search Warrant of Robert Hansen’s Property, Sgt. Glenn Flothe, Alaska State Troopers


The “Hansen Line” stretched on a horizontal, west to east, from downtown Anchorage to Muldoon. Downtown Anchorage was the starting point for things that “went bad.” His bakery was the cover for his late hours in sketchy clubs. Merrill Field became the take-off point for his nefarious deeds. His home in Muldoon, meanwhile, was a kidnap pad, at least when his wife was out of town. Otherwise, the area north of Muldoon, near the Glenn Hwy, served a similar purpose — a place where his regime of terror was rigorously enforced.

All these locales were within 15 minutes of each other. Too close for comfort if you danced for a living. Sgt. Flothe and the troopers took pains to map Hansen’s deadly routine.

  • Affiant [Glenn Flothe] has personally driven in an automobile at legal speeds between Merrill Field and Hansen’s Bakery, at 828 East 9th Avenue, and determined the average time for this trip is 3-5 minutes.

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The Hansen Line: Robert Hansen’s Horizontal World — CLICK TO ENLARGE (Google Maps; illustration Leland E. Hale)

  • Trooper Wayne Von Clasen has informed affiant that Von Clasen has driven at legal speed in an automobile from 7223 Old Harbor Street to Hansen’s Bakery, at 828 East 9th Avenue, and that the trip took 7 minutes.


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5 thoughts on “Sgt. Glenn Flothe Goes to Hansen's Bakery”

  1. Paul Lincoln
    P.O. Box 5527
    Newtok, AK 99559
    Email Address:
    September 20, 2018
    Robert Hansen’s Bakery.
    I am the one who took pictures at the Robert Hansen’s Case, and ran into the witness, obviously, did recruited him, before Robert Hansen stalked me.
    Frankly, he did pretty good job as an undercover, also, ran into Dennis Wheeler at the Avenue Bar’s, while bar tending, he did become an attorney for the Municipality of Anchorage.
    Two more pictures were acquired, enough to put Robert Hansen for life.
    Sgt. Dan Sullivan was a lead homicide detective, Lt. Paul Honeman was a field coordinator.

  2. Jul 84-took some pictures at the Robert Hansen’s Bakery after I learned someone disappeared two days before while talking with the children at the play ground-Mountain View.

    Next day later-took some pictures at the premise of Robert hansen’s Bakery and did met someone who witnessed-Tim Despain-unfortunately, Robert Hansen did noticed me and he actually stalked me.

    Luckily, Tim Despain did followed him to the Photo Shop, and than went to the Avenue Bar-Robert Hansen followed. Dennis Wheeler was bartending.

    To be ccontinued.

  3. Everything is all fictional the general intend is to make money by certain con artists pretending to be proper authorities, even the blessing came from the State of Alaska.

    I was assigned as an lead homicide detective undercover for the Anchorage Police Department.

    The main reason why the investigation started, Robert Hanson was killing too many women.

    Unfortunately, he had a good standing in the community of Anchorage, Alaska, also, had a reputation as CIA operative among the law enforcement community.

    I had to lure him out in the opening and almost cost my life while attending the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward, Alaska on September 4, 1984 – that is where he got arrested by the Anchorage Police Department and the Seward Police Department.

    1. I don’t know Paul Lincoln and cannot attest to the veracity of his various claims. But this much must be said… Robert Hansen has never been identified as a CIA operative. That, I’m afraid, is pure bunk. It must also be said that Robert Hansen was NOT arrested in Seward Alaska. Nor was he arrested by the Anchorage and Seward Police departments.

      Robert Hansen was actually brought in by the Alaska State Troopers. He was apprehended at his bakery on October 27, 1983, in Anchorage, Alaska. The time was 8:26 a.m. Hansen was subsequently transported to the AST’s Anchorage office for an interview. He was arraigned eight hours later, at 3:58 p.m., before Judge Victor Carlson.

      I realize that once I create something and put it into the world, it no longer belongs to me. That’s fine. But the truth still matters.

      1. This person has no clue what he is talking about.

        Officially, Robert Hansen was arrested on September 4, 1984 down in Seward, Alaska.

        Alaska State Troopers has nothing to do with Robert Hansen at all.

        Unfortunately, they are very serious about it afterward.

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