Man sentenced to time served for post office burglary

    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.










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