Togiak man arrested for allegedly burglarizing business and school

Dec 10, 2018

Law enforcement have been looking for Jaron V. Wassillie, 23,  for allegedly committing two burglaries.

Alaska State Troopers arrested Jaron V. Wassillie, 23, this weekend in Togiak. Law enforcement has been looking for Wassillie for more than a week. He allegedly burglarized a business and the school in Togiak.

The business suffered more than $1000 worth of damage, and more than $2800 worth of cash and merchandise was missing from the establishment. The school sustained more than $750 in damage, and items worth several thousand dollars were missing.

Troopers say that investigation revealed Wassillie to be the culprit in both cases. A warrant for his arrest on Dec. 3. The village police officer took him into custody on Saturday.

For the two burglaries, Wassillie faces six felony charges, two for burglary, two for theft and two for criminal mischief.

He was arraigned in Dillingham on Sunday and released on Bail on Monday.

On Monday afternoon Dillingham Police responded to a report that Wassillie had trespassed in a private office at the airport. According to the charging document, Wassillie told police he did not take anything. He just wanted a light for his cigarette.

Wassillie was again taken into custody. For Monday afternoon’s events, he faces additional misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and violating conditions of release.

This article has been updated to reflect additional reporting. Contact the author at avery@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200.