Planes’ fuel siphoned, truck stolen at Willow Airport
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a series of crimes last week at the Willow Airport, after several planes were broken into and a pickup truck was stolen then recovered.
Word of damage to the affected aircraft reached troopers at about 2 p.m. on Sept. 30, according to an online dispatch Sunday.
“Investigation revealed someone siphoned fuel from multiple planes, as well as stealing items from inside the aircraft,” troopers wrote.
As troopers were investigating the aircraft break-ins, according to a second dispatch, they learned Wednesday that a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck had been stolen from the airport “within the last week.” The Dakota was found at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, troopers said, at “a residence in the Big Lake area.”
Troopers didn’t say in the dispatches how many planes had been broken into, what was taken or how much the total losses might be. There also wasn't word on whether any suspects have been developed so far.
Anyone with information on the airport thefts is asked to call troopers in the Mat-Su at 907-352-5401 or Crime Stoppers at 907-745-4333.
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