Arrests were made by Alaska State Troopers in an Alaska fish hatchery burglary near Eklutna Tailrace.
On Nov. 8th, Alaska State Troopers took a report that $30,000 worth of metals had been stolen from an Alaska Department of Fishing and Game fish hatchery and severe damage had been caused to the property.
Michael Scott, 35, and Corey Jenson, 19 of Palmer were charged with the crime.
“During the [crime] the perpetrators caused $30,000 worth of damage by cutting through walls to access copper wire and other locked portions of the building,” troopers reported.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers are a special division of the Department of Public Safety that have special training in wildlife and conservation. The Troopers territories are vast and they often must work alone.
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The burglary investigation was responded to instantly and a thorough investigation was conducted over the course of a month. The case is still open and under investigation.
The two men arrested were sent to Mat-Su Pretrial home for arraignment and detention pending bail or trial.