A man has been charged with burglary, attempted vehicle theft and an array of misdemeanor offenses for breaking into the Fred Meyer after hours and trying to steal a car from the parking lot early Saturday morning.
Police said the man, identified as local resident Brady Peterson, pried open the doors to the store and stole several items. He tried to steal a vehicle to flee the area and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot in the process, according to a press release from Juneau Police Department Sgt. Chris Burke.
Police said a complainant alerted authorities to the crime at about 1:48 a.m. Saturday as it was in progress. Responding officers contacted Peterson at the scene as he was walking away from the store.
Police said the 25-year-old has since been charged with two felonies for the burglary and attempted vehicle theft, as well as misdemeanor criminal mischief, criminal trespass and theft. He is being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.