Searches yield items from robbery

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2003

As part of a Kenai burglary investigation, police searched two residences in Soldotna and one in Sterling on Tuesday and found most of the stolen items. Two people were arrested.

Samuel Stroer, 32, and Jennifer Nichols, 29, both of Soldotna, were arrested and charged with second-degree theft in connection with the recovered property. Stroer also was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

According to a Kenai police report, officers from Kenai and Soldotna police departments and Alaska State Troopers searched Soldotna residences at 45020 Central Avenue and 385 Riverview Drive and a Sterling residence at 38410 Cedarwood and found items taken in a Feb. 24 residential burglary in Kenai.

Recovered stolen items included electronics equipment, furniture, jewelry, china and collectible coins and currency. Stolen items not recovered include television sets and a red 1998 Chevrolet Z71 pickup truck, according to Kenai police Sgt. Scott McBride.

In addition, police recovered a 44 magnum gun reported stolen in a burglary nearly 10 years ago and some marijuana, McBride said.

He also said other suspects have been identified and the police investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about the Chevy pickup is asked to call the Kenai Police Department at 283-7879, or Crime Stoppers at 283-8477.

Crime Stoppers may be called anonymously and a cash reward is offered for information leading to the recovery of the stolen property and conviction of persons involved in the felony theft.

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