AST Respond to Suspicious Circumstance in Tok that led to an Arrest

On October 5 around 3:00 pm in Tok Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance at the corner of D Street and the Alaska Hwy.

On scene, AST learned the complainant had witnessed a male on his property attempting to steal items and chased him away. Based on the description of the man, state troopers identified 32 year old Sean Gallaher of Tok, as a suspect. Gallaher was found to be on Probation. Investigation led to the home of 37 year old Shane Champagne of Tok, where state troopers identified multiple items of the complainants stolen property, as well as a snow machine that was stolen in a separate, unreported case. Champagne was found to be on conditions of release. Based on evidence at the scene, Shane Champagne was subsequently arrested and remanded at Fairbanks Correctional Center on 1 count of Theft 2nd Degree (By Receiving) and 1 count of Violating Conditions of Release.

On October 7th, state troopers located Sean Gallaher at a home near mile 1320 of the Alaska Highway. Gallaher was subsequently arrested and remanded at Fairbanks Correctional Center for 1 count of Burglary 1st Degree, 3 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, 1 count of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, 1 count of Vehicle Theft 1st Degree, 7 counts of Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree, and a Probation Violation.

As of October 8th, both Sean Gallaher and Shane Champagne have been arraigned, Gallaher is currently being held on $60k bail, and Champagne is currently being held on $50k bail.