Three men are now facing criminal charges in a Christmas Eve burglary in Petersburg.
A Juneau grand jury has returned 12 count indictments against 37-year-old Neil Ray Hacker, 27-year-old Taylor Homer and 20-year-old Anthony Sainz. The three men face a charge of burglary in the second degree, ten counts of theft in the second degree and one count of vehicle theft in the first degree. All the charges are class C felonies with a maximum penalty of up to five years and jail and 50-thousand dollars fine for each count.
Police allege the men broke into a warehouse at 215 Hungerford Hill, about two miles south of town, belonging to the Hofstad family December 24th, stole a pickup truck, vehicle parts, tools and nine guns.
All three were arraigned in superior court Thursday morning and met their defense attorneys assigned by the state over the phone. Sainz and Homer were in the Petersburg courthouse while Hacker attended the arraignment over the phone from Ketchikan Correctional Center. Judge William Carey entered not guilty pleas for all three men. Bail has been set for Sainz and Homer at five thousand dollars apiece. Hacker’s bail last month had been set at 10-thousand dollars. The three men have another court appearance scheduled for January 26th.