A Kenai man has been charged with burglarizing a home in Nikiski and stealing a snowmachine, according to an affidavit filed by Alaska State Troopers at the Kenai Courthouse on March 22.
On March 12, a man called state troopers to report that his neighbor’s house had been burglarized. According to the affidavit, troopers went to the residence to investigate and noticed snowmachine tracks leading from the garage of the residence to the road. Troopers also noticed signs of forced entry on the back door, and a Jeep inside the garage had one of its windows broken, according to the affidavit.
Troopers reported that later that day they found Joshua Brewer, 36, driving the stolen snowmachine. The Troopers tried to stop Brewer, but after initially pulling over at the trooper’s instructions, Brewer fled into the woods on the snowmachine, according to the affidavit.
On March 21, security at the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski called troopers to report lost tools and a briefcase on a snowmachine trail on the Tesoro property. According to the affidavit, Tesoro security found documents in the briefcase belonging to Brewer and called him to come pick up his property. Troopers were on scene when Brewer arrived to collect the briefcase from Tesoro. Brewer was wanted on prior charges of stealing cellphones from the Nikiski Pool. They placed him under arrest, according to the affidavit.
Brewer is facing one count of first-degree burglary, a class B felony, one count of second-degree vehicle theft, a class A misdemeanor, one count of third-degree criminal mischief, a class C felony, and one count of failure to stop at the direction of an officer while driving a stolen vehicle, a class C felony.