2 women arrested for burglary

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Two women were arrested early Friday morning after they allegedly tried to burglarize the K-Beach Diner in Kenai.

Alaska State Troopers responded to a burglar alarm at the diner at Mile 15 of Kalifornsky Beach Road at 2:30 a.m.

The first trooper on the scene, Sgt. Craig Macdonald, was told two suspects were still inside, according to a trooper spokesperson Mon-day.

Upon entering the diner, Sgt. Macdonald reportedly was charged by Jennifer R. Wilson, 26, of Kenai, who was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

A second suspect, Julie M. Wendt, 22, of Kenai, was detained until additional troopers arrived and she was placed under arrest. She allegedly was in possession of two knives.

Wilson was arrested for first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, fourth-degree assault on a police officer and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Wendt was charged with second-degree burglary and fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons.

Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail pending arraignment.

Last summer, the K-Beach Diner was the scene of an armed robbery.

Two men, one armed with a short-barreled revolver, allegedly entered the restaurant after closing time and demanded money from owner Eva Thompson, who was alone in the restaurant.

The men grabbed a tip jar containing $84, ordered Thompson to the floor and fled. Troopers responded to a phone call from Thompson, but were unable to locate the suspects.

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