Troopers Report Headway in Kenai Peninsula Property Crimes

vehicle theftAlaska State Troopers reported via their dispatch that they have made headway on recent property crimes on the Kenai Peninsula with the help of the public, local law enforcement and Crimestoppers since mid-September.

Specifically, the troopers announced that they arrested Michael Carmack on September 26th after a report called in of a burglary in progress at an unoccupied residence in Kasilof. Carmack was charged with Burglary I, Theft III and Driving with License Suspended. Several stolen items were recovered during that arrest.

Troopers also stated that they had arrested Kristopher Bayes earlier in the month on September 18th, when they responded to a domestic violence call in Nikiski. Troopers allege that Bayes is believed to be associated with recent property crimes in the Nikiski area. He was also charged with Assault IV and Criminal Mischief. Two others were arrested during that trooper call. Brandon Bernier was arrested on outstanding warrants, and Taylor Lawler was arrested on Hindering Prosecution charges for harboring Bernier.

Troopers also reported several other individuals that had been arrested for property crimes in the last month. That list includes Deven Davis and Caitlline Howe, who were arrested on Burglary, Theft and Fraudulent use of an Access Device.

John Cook and Breanna Shane were also arrested for Fraudulent Use of an Access Device as well as theft.

During their recent investigations and arrests, troopers report that they have recovered “five stolen vehicles, four truckloads of stolen property, and three vehicles have been impounded pending search warrant applications.”

Troopers thank the pubic, local law enforcement and Crimestoppers for their assistance in the ongoing investigations.

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