Vacationing Fairbanks Man Foils Burglary

An out-of state homeowner foiled a burglary of his home on Thursday after seeing the burglary in progress on a live feed of his security system according to Alaska State Troopers.

The Fairbanks homeowner on Gilmore Trail called authorities at 2:40 pm to report that as he was watching his live feed on his security system, that he saw a late 80s Ford Sedan pull into his driveway. He informed the troopers that he did not recognize the vehicle and that he was out-of-state on vacation.

He also related to officers that he saw a man exit his vehicle, “go into his home, then exit a short time later with an armload of items,” troopers say.

Troopers immediately responded to the area and located the vehicle. They identified the driver as 37-year-old Jeremy Harshfield of Fairbanks. Harshfield was the sole occupant of the vehicle. When troopers searched the vehicle they would find that it contained several stolen items.

Troopers took Harshfield into custody without incident.

Harshfield was charged with Burglary, Theft and Driving with a Revoked License. Further investigation would find that Harshfield also had several active warrants already out for his arrest.

He is to be arraigned today.