A 27-year-old Juneau man was arrested twice Sunday morning after being accused of trying to break into cars downtown, bailing out of jail, then getting caught burglarizing a stranger's home in Lemon Creek.
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Travis See, 27, was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary and failure to appear in court on a prior charge of larceny.
The man was first stopped about 5 a.m. at Front Street and Seward Street after street-maintenance workers saw him trying to break into cars, Sgt. Steve Christensen said. He didn't actually get into any cars, but he was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court on a prior larceny charge.
He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center but apparently was bailed out, Christensen said.
About 7 a.m., a woman walked into her house on Churchill Way in Lemon Creek and found a stranger inside it. She woke up her husband, who told the man to leave.
Police responded and found See walking in the area. He took items that belonged to the residents, police said.
See was arrested and taken to the state prison. If convicted of first-degree burglary, he could face five years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
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