Suspect in burglaries sentenced to two years

Victim reportedly saw burglars on webcam

A man arrested in August 2016 after being linked to several burglaries, including one in which the homeowner saw the suspects on a webcam, was sentenced in Juneau Superior Court recently.

 

Kelly Ray Crowder, 30, was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and second-degree theft in connection with the Aug. 10, 2016 burglaries. He also was convicted of a probation violation in connection with a May 23, 2016 incident and must serve 23 months in prison consecutive to the other prison term.

Crowder was arrested after the Juneau Police Department received three separate reports of burglaries that occurred within a short time period of each other on Aug. 10, 2016.

In the first incident, a woman reported a burglary in progress in the 10000 block of Glacier Highway; the suspect had entered the residence by breaking the front door, and was in the kitchen when confronted by the caller. He fled from the residence prior to officers arriving.

Less than an hour later, a man reported a burglary in progress at his residence in the 12000 block of Glacier Highway. The resident was viewing a remote web camera and observed subjects he did not recognize in his residence. Multiple officers responded to the area and it was established that the suspects, who got in through a window, were no longer in the residence.

A third burglary was reported that evening in the 17000 block of Andreanoff Road, with multiple animal hides valued at about $4,000 stolen. The front door to the residence had been damaged and repair costs were estimated at about $3,000.

Thomas Schauwecker subsequently was arrested in connection with the burglaries and Crowder was identified as a second suspect. Crowder also had an outstanding Alaska State Trooper felony warrant charging failure to comply with probation on original charges of second-degree theft and fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substance.

Other court proceedings

• Liona Aitaoto, 34, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, 24 suspended, with electronic monitoring; she was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and her license was revoked for 90 days.

• Eric J. Ashenfelter, 24, was sentenced to four years in prison, two suspended, with two years and one day to serve, after pleading guilty to first-degree robbery of the Juneau Travelodge in December 2015, while armed with a deadly weapon. He also was placed on five years probation and ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined.

• Brian Erga, 61, pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, suspended, and was fined $1,500; he also was placed on probation for 12 months.

• Crystal Fernandez, 27, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more; she was sentenced to 30 days in prison, 27 suspended and three to serve on electronic monitoring, and was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended. Her license was revoked for 90 days and she must use an ignition interlock device for six months after that; she also was placed on 12 months probation.

• Willie James Gillen, 28, pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to one day in prison.

• Norman W. Hunsucker III, 28, pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, 27 suspended, as well as a $3,000 fine with $1,500 suspended, a 90-day revocation of his license and 12 months probation.

• Stephen P. Jung, 57, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, suspended; he must forfeit a firearm and be on probation until July 27, 2018.

• John Katzeek, 42, pleaded guilty to larceny and was fined $50.

• John Kobbe, 54, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was fined $250.

• Bethany Remi Kunkle, 31, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, harassment and criminal mischief, and was sentenced to 160 days in prison, 140 suspended and 20 to serve, anger management classes and three years probation.

• Latavia Loftus, 22, pleaded guilty to larceny and was fined $100.

• Lechoa Noelani Maka, 20, pleaded guilty to larceny and was fined $100.

• Willard Morrison, 55, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass on May 11 and was sentenced to 10 days in prison, suspended, as well as 12 months probation. He pleaded guilty to two larceny cases on May 15 and also pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release; he was fined $150.

• Matthew James Musser, 32, was found guilty of fourth-degree assault and was placed on probation for one year.

• Justin Osbakken, 26, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, suspended, and 12 months probation.

• Angel Paine-Carillo, 18, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was placed on probation for six months.

• Domanic P. Quick, 22, pleaded guilty to interfering with an officer and was sentenced to five days in prison; he also was found guilty of violating probation.

• Larry Alan Reiger, 60, pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, 25 suspended, and was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended; his license was revoked for 90 days and he will be on probation for 12 months.

• Kristina Shockley, 32, pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, 24 suspended, and was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended; her license was revoked for 90 days and she will be on probation for 12 months.

• Alfred Willis Torres Jr., 23, pleaded guilty to larceny and was fined $100.

• Joshua Peter Zeller, 43, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined $500.


• Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 523-2246 or liz.kellar@juneauempire.com.


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