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Police arrest suspect in residential burglary, investigating links to others


A 22-year-old Juneau woman was indicted in a residential burglary and is a suspect in other cases, police say.

A grand jury indicted Brittany Lynn Martin on a Class B felony charge of burglary in the first degree on April 24. An arrest warrant was issued for her on April 16.

According to the indictment, Martin allegedly entered a residence in mid-February with the intent to commit the crime of theft.

Petersburg Police Chief Kelly Swihart said there was video surveillance in that case and, according to court documents, Martin was identified in it.

He added that police are investigating a possible connection to other burglaries that have occurred over the past few months. Since January, Piston and Rudder has been burglarized on a couple of occasions.

Stolen merchandise from the store was found in the Petersburg home Martin has been staying in, Swihart said, though she has yet to be charged in that case. He added that she may not have taken the items, but “it looks bad.”

Martin entered a not guilty plea on April 27 in front of Judge William Carey and has an omnibus hearing on May 18.

With a baby and place to stay in Juneau, she’s been labeled as a flight risk, according to court documents. Her bail was set at $25,000, and a request for a third party custodian was denied.

Martin does have misdemeanor priors, including a Class B misdemeanor theft, according to court reports.


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