JPD arrests second suspect in multiple burglaries case

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - A Juneau man has been arrested in relation to multiple burglaries that took place earlier this month in Alaska's capital city.

    At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday August 28th, 29 year old Kelly Crowder Jr., was arrested without incident on an outstanding Juneau AST felony warrant charging failure to comply with probation on original charges of Theft 2nd Degree, Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance 4th Degree, and Petition to Revoke Probation.

    Working on a tip, JPD officers located Crowder at an apartment located in the 400 block of Gastineau Avenue.

    On August 10th, a female reported a burglary in progress at about 4:10 p.m. in the 10000 block of Glacier Highway. The suspect had entered the residence and was in the kitchen when confronted by the caller. The suspect fled from the residence prior to officer’s arrival. Officers determined that the front door had been broken in order to gain access to the residence.

    Later the same day, at approximately 4:43 p.m. a male reported a burglary in progress at his residence in the 12000 block of Glacier Highway. The caller was viewing a remote web camera and observed subjects he did not recognize in his residence. Descriptors of the suspects and their vehicle were relayed to responding officers. Other calls for service continued to come in, including a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the general area of this burglary.

    Multiple officers responded to the area and it was established that the suspects were no longer in the residence. It appeared that the suspects had gained entry through a window and it was determined that a pillow case was missing from the residence. As the officers continued their investigation, a male was seen getting out of the vehicle in the nearby ditch. The male was contacted and identified as 45 year old Thomas Schauwecker.

    A third burglary in the day was reported at about 5:40 p.m. in the 17000 block of Andreanoff Road. The male caller reported that entry had been made into his residence sometime since 4pm and a bear hide was stolen from his wall. An officer responded and was advised by the man that multiple animal hides valued at about $4,000 had been stolen. The front door to the residence had been damaged and repair costs were estimated at about $3,000.

    Thomas Schauwecker was arrested August 10th on numerous charges in relation to these burglaries, including three counts of Burglary in the 1st Degree, one count of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, one count of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, one count of Theft in the 2nd Degree, and one count of Theft in the 4th degree.

    Both Crowder and Schauwecker were transported to and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

    The investigation is continuing.

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