The burglaries began with a break-in at the gas station. All of the incidents are probably connected to three or four individuals, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Ashla Marie Weston and Joseph Grubb face felony charges for three separate thefts from Nome Schools that court documents allege were committed from February through December 2012.
Break-ins in Teller and Elim, and a car theft in Nome, have kept Troopers busy.
Troopers say 18-year-old Ned Ahgupuk and three 15-year-old boys used a crowbar to pry open a door to the clinic’s medication room before stealing 101 tablets of painkillers and five syringes of morphine.
Reports of break-ins and vandalism at camps near the Safety Roadhouse this week are sparking community frustration, while Alaska State Troopers continue to investigate.
In Monday’s news: Shell’s drilling rig Nobel Discoverer arrives in the Chukchi amid uncertain weather; telecommunication problems in Wales trouble residents, organizations for more than a month; Coast Guard suspends search for crewmen missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak Island; strong Yukon River chum salmon runs sees a single pulse of over 200,000 fish two weeks ago; 66-year-old pilot George Vonderheide killed in single-engine plane crash near Homer; and Sitka’s “Brewery Bandit,” Carl Liberty, charged with burglary and theft from Baranof Island Brewery.
Nome Public Schools offering reward for information on break in at Nome Beltz; Nome School Board passes 2013 budget, requesting an additional $906,000 from city; Liitfik is planned name of NSHC’s wellness center, offering detox and substance abuse treatment; Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum to reevaluate whether artifacts found at Snake River Sand Spit from a camp or village.