Troopers: 2 Wasilla men arrested after construction yard burglarized
Two Wasilla men are behind bars after they were caught stealing from a Palmer construction yard Sunday morning, Alaska State Troopers say.
Just after 8 a.m., an employee of the construction company called 911 to report they could see a burglary in progress through a remote security system. When Troopers and Wasilla police responded, they found a 1992 GMC Suburban sitting outside the business fence. Inside the vehicle, they found 35-year-old Jacob Still of Wasilla and some stolen items from the construction yard. He was taken into custody without incident.
With the help of K9 Skippy and Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Troopers say they were able to track down the second person, who they identified as Tony Saley, 42, of Wasilla, about four hours later. He was found in a nearby swamp area.
"The suspect was observed from a distance," Troopers said. "The area was difficult to access due to open water. Wildlife Troopers responded with an airboat and apprehended the suspect who was transported to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center by EMS."
Both men were arrested on burglary in the second-degree and taken to the Mat-Su Pre-trial. Other charges are pending.