December 12, 2018
DPS PR# 18-051
Troopers Find Stolen Firearms while Recovering Stolen Vehicles
Law Enforcement continues to address property crimes
December 12, 2018 PALMER, Alaska – On Dec. 10, 2018, at approximately 8:00 in the morning, the Alaska State Troopers’ Palmer Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU), AST’s Palmer Patrol, and the Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to Bodenburg Loop in Palmer for a stolen snowmachine recovery. While recovering the stolen snowmachine, Troopers located additional stolen property, to include an ATV, five stolen firearms and 15 other firearms that are suspected to be stolen property. Jessica Krieger, 35 of Palmer, was arrested and charged with five counts of Theft in the Second Degree. Troopers also located Trevor Bernard, 28 of Anchorage, who had two Misconduct Involving a Weapon in the Third Degree warrants for his arrest.
Both Krieger and Bernard were transported and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial. Investigation into the 15 suspected firearms and the stolen ATV and snow machine is ongoing.
“This case is an excellent example of the ongoing cooperation amongst law enforcement agencies to address property crime, particularly in the Mat-Su Valley,” AST Acting Director Major Andrew Greenstreet said. “I look forward to seeing these partnerships continue, and the results that cross-agency engagement brings for the people of Alaska.”
During the investigation, AST had assistance from the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation.
A photo of the recovered fire arms can be found at https://dps.alaska.gov/getmedia/07215fe6-8334-4106-b0ce-17b6ec41b327/guns-CSU-case-2018
The case number for this incident is AK18087002.