ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage man was arrested after allegedly burglarizing the Russian Jack park chalet, stealing thousands of dollars' worth of power and landscaping tools, and leaving a car full of those tools in the woods near the chalet.
Twenty-five-year-old Michael Eric Ford was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of second-degree theft, one count of third-degree criminal mischief, and one count of second-degree burglary.
Anchorage police say they were called to the chalet around noon on Tuesday with reports that several trailers on the chalet property, and the downstairs building, had been burglarized. Employees had also found an abandoned vehicle -- full of tools they identified as those missing -- in the woods south of the chalet.
Police say the car was packed so full with items, that there was only room for the driver to sit in the cab. Also in the car was a wallet with Ford’s drivers’ license in it, and blood on the steering column, driver’s seat, and on a plastic tote in the passenger’s seat.