Alaska State Troopers responded to and made arrests in two separate burglary reports on Wednesday, one in Soldotna and another in Nikiski.
According to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers, they responded on Wednesday to “multiple activations” of a burglary alarm.
Troopers reported finding that multiple items, including 11 firearms, were stolen from a Soldotna residence. The items were found a short distance from the home, in the woods.
Soldotna’s police dog, K9 Olex, located Travis Brazington, a Sterling resident, according to the dispatch.
Brazington is charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and 11 counts of second-degree theft.
No time is identified in that dispatch, but the case number identifies it as occurring prior to a second investigation of burglary by local troopers.
According to a second dispatch, troopers responded around 6 p.m. also on Wednesday to a reported break-in at a Nikiski address.
Troopers allege that Nikiski residents Jay De Owen, 57, and Heather Walton, 45, had broken a window and entered a building to steal “numerous items.”
Owen was in possession of items related to drug use, the dispatch said, and was found to be under the influence.
He was charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree theft, fourth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons for a handgun also found in his possession.
Walton was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree theft and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
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