Last Tuesday, State Troopers responded to a report of a break in at a seasonal residence in Sterling.
AST found $1,000 damage to the window, door and garage door.
$1,500 worth of miscellaneous items were reported stolen, including 8 fishing poles, 8 reels, misc. other fishing gear, various tools and a pellet gun.
Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers said this is an unfortunately common phenomenal at certain times each year…
Peters: “Any time we have a change of season, or when there’s one time of year when you do one specific thing, for example, changing your tires over. You have four tires, you put them in your shed, you never go to your shed for any other reason, and then when you go to change your tires back out, you find that your property’s been burglarized. A really good way to increase your chances of potentially getting your property back, or to keep people away from your property is have more activity around it. Make sure you check on it once a week, and that way if you do find something missing, it’s a week time frame that law enforcement can focus on and potentially identify a suspect or find your property, instead of something like a three-month period.”
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453 or make an anonymous tip to Peninsula Crimestoppers at 283-8477.