Three arrested after burglary at downtown liquor store

Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Police arrested three suspects following a Tuesday morning burglary at Thibodeau's Home Liquor and Deli-Market, on the corner of Whittier Street and West Willoughby Avenue.

Juneau residents Elton Willard, 22; Douglas Sheldon, 21; and Corey Nashoanak, 24, were charged with felony burglary and two misdemeanors, criminal mischief and theft, according to the Juneau Police Department.

At about 3 a.m. Tuesday Juneau police received a report of breaking glass and people running from the scene.

Police said four men dressed in dark clothing took large rocks and threw them through a window of the business. One of the men entered the business through the broken window and stole about $75 in alcohol and cigarettes, according to police. The man then handed the items out the window to the others outside.

Damage to the store was estimated at $600, for the broken window, Sgt. Dave Campbell said.

Arriving officers met with witnesses in the area who identified Willard as a possible suspect in the break-in. Officers detained and later arrested him.

Officers searched the surrounding neighborhood and found Sheldon and Nashoanak, who matched the descriptions of two of the other subjects.

Store owner Pete Thibodeau declined to comment on the incident, and police continue to investigate.

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