Teenagers steal firearms, alcohol from Palmer home
Four teenagers are accused of stealing firearms and alcohol from a Palmer home, according to a trooper dispatch released on Tuesday morning.
Alaska State Troopers received a report of the burglary just after 5:00 p.m. on Monday. Troopers responded to the scene and and found that four people had broken a glass door and entered the unoccupied home.
Numerous firearms were stolen, along with cash, smaller household items and a bottle of alcohol, officials said in the dispatch.
"Through investigative efforts, AST was able to identify a suspect and a likely location where he was located," the dispatch reads. "At just after midnight on [Tuesday], AST with assistance from Wasilla Police made contact with the primary suspect at a residence in Wasilla."
Nathaniel J. Hale, 18, of Wasilla and two other teenagers were contacted at the residence, all three admitting their involvement in burglarizing the home with another teenager.
Officials said troopers were able to locate all but two of the stolen firearms and the alcohol stolen from the home. They were returned to the residents.
Hale was arrested on felony charges of Burglary 1, Theft 2, Misconduct Weapons 3 and Criminal Mischief 3 and was remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial on no bail pending arraignment.
Austin Terry, 18, of Wasilla was arrested for Burglary 1, Theft 2 and Criminal Mischief 3 and remanded on no bail.
A 17-year-old male found with Hale and Terry at the residence was arrested for Burglary 1, Theft 2 and Criminal Mischief 3 and remanded to the custody of the Division of Juvenile Justice pending a hearing.
Another 17-year-old male, who was not with the other three teenagers at the residence, was found at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday elsewhere. Officials said charges of Burglary 1, Theft 2 and Criminal Mischief 3 will be forwarded to DJJ.
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