Petersburg, Alaska (KINY) - Christopher Manske, 38, of Petersburg spent about four months in jail awaiting his day in court for charges of burglary of a post office.
Manske was also sentenced to 150 hours of community service and three years of supervised release.
He was also ordered to repay the U.S. Forest Service $2,100 and total restitution of $2,655.
Manske broke into the Petersburg Post Office's secured mail sorting area through a parcel locker on February 24. He took about 70 parcels. When he exited, he triggered an alarm.
Police said Manske had a number of open parcels belonging to other people on his boat. He also had a heater reported stolen by the forest Service.
Manske apologized to the court and admitted what he did was wrong. He blamed a substance abuse problem.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt prosecuted the case.