Wasilla burglar caught on camera, ID sought

bbrasch@adn.comDecember 19, 2013 

In this surveillance video released by Alaska State Troopers, a man tries to break into a home in Wasilla on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.


Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who broke into a Wasilla home Monday afternoon but didn't take anything of significant value.

Troopers received a call at 12:45 p.m. that someone had broken a window of a Brennas Way home, knocked over a Christmas tree, moved items around the residence and left, said Beth Ipsen, troopers spokeswoman.

The man passed up laptop computers, medication and other items when he left the house and walked through the yards of eight homes off of Sheldon Road, she said.

Though nothing else was stolen or broken, the man did walk up to front and back doors of multiple houses throughout the neighborhood, she said.

Troopers followed his footprints to a home on East Melrose Court, where video surveillance recorded him jiggle the handle to the front door and peer into the house only to realize that it was locked, she said.

The video also shows the man taking a red gas can and another item from the yard.

Anyone with information about the break-in can call the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Mat-Su Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.

Reach Benjamin Brasch at bbrasch@adn.com or 257-4349. Twitter: twitter.com/ben_brasch

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service