Burglars hit multiple Anchor Point businesses, cabins

Burglars have robbed several lower Kenai Peninsula businesses and cabins since early September, stealing firearms, a vehicle, chainsaws, high-end fishing gear and even a childhood ceramic dish made by one cabin owner’s daughter. Alaska State Troopers have arrested one couple alleged to have broken into an Alta Loop home, but the others remain unsolved and still under investigation. The break-ins are part of a steady property-crime wave that has hit Homer and Anchor Point.

“I’ve got nine open burglaries that are still in my queue over the last five to eight months, not counting the ones I’ve closed out and investigated to the end and somebody got charged or we don’t have enough to charge anybody,” said Sgt. Daniel Cox, head of the Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers Post, E Detachment.

In one incident, someone broke into the Mike and Jocelyn Barker family cabin on the Anchor River and even slept in a bed.

“To me, of all the things they did, that’s the biggest disgust,” said Barker’s daughter, Abbie. “Who comes and steals and they’re comfortable enough to ‘Goldilocks’ your bed? That makes you a different level of criminal.”

Full story at Homer News.

Items stolen from Barker cabin:

REI backpack

Stern fishing bag with about 250 flies, 125 hooks and other gear; Smith polarized sunglasses, Cloud Break polarized glasses

Filson suspender fishing vest

Simms G3 Guide Jacket

Two Full Tackle boxes with lures, hooks, line, tools, floats, plugs, etc.

Simms Guide G3 Waders

Six Shimano/Abu Garcia/Penn reels

Seven fly rods with cases: Winston, Thomas and Thomas, Sage, Temple Fork, Echo Ion, Eagle Claw, Lamiglass

Fly reels: Abel, Teton, Ross Cimarron, Martin, Pflueger medalist

Bear Spray, two canisters with holsters

Patagonia Women’s waders

Neoprene boots and gloves

REI sleeping bag

1 2-person Kelty

1 pair Korker women’s wading shoes

two Russian crystal decanters and glasses

Liquor: Eldorado 20 year rum, Elijah Craig 18, Four roses small batch, Crown Royal Cask 16, Talisker 25, Lagavullin 18, Talisker 10, Bruichladdich, Springbank 12, Macallan 15

Rosewood and cedar Cigar Humidor

20 cigars: 12 My Fathers, four Cohibas, four Arturo fuentes

Ivory and whale bone sculpture made by Alaskan Native of two Canadian geese

Fish and Rock Table Lamp

Grandad’s old Seth Thomas shelf Clock, 100 years old

iPod and Bose system, with 1,200 songs loaded, black,

Japanese carved wooden bear

small pottery dish made by Barker daughter

Metal sculpture of a rocking fisherman and fish balance toy

Old train car brass Aladdin lamp with wall mount, 100 years old, $148

wooden coasters for glasses

Book on Cook Inlet, 2 years old,

Grizzly skull, 14 years old, $240

Original, print, 1 of 12, Japanese Cranes by Byron Birdsall

Commemorative shar-pei plates

Makita Compressor

Honda pressure washer

Mosquito magnet

Little Giant ladder

8’ step ladder

Extensive hand tools, wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, hammers, mostly Craftsman

Epson printer

DeWalt drill, bits, bag