A Palmer homeowner confronted a man who was breaking into his residence and subdued the suspect until Palmer Patrol Troopers arrived at the scene, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch.
Shortly before 10:45 a.m. on January 9, troopers responded to a report of a burglary in process at an Allison Court residence. According to dispatch, investigation revealed that the homeowner returned to his residence while it was being broken into and confronted the suspect. After the confrontation, the burglar, later identified as 26-year-old James Sweeney of Palmer, fled on foot from the residence with over $2,000 worth of stolen items.
The homeowner subdued Sweeney until troopers arrived and arrested him. Further investigation revealed that Sweeney had a prior burglary and theft charge, but was out on bail.
"Sweeney was arrested for Robbery in the Second Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the Second Degree, Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Violating Conditions of Release," wrote troopers.
The homeowner suffered minor injuries during the incident.
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