Kodiak Daily Mirror - Jail sentence handed down after drunken forklift theft
  
Jail sentence handed down after drunken forklift theft
by Daily Mirror Staff
Aug 20, 2012 | 236 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Ouzinkie man will spend 30 days in jail on a criminal trespassing charge.

Nineteen-year-old Pete Muller Jr. pled guilty on Tuesday to one count of first-degree criminal trespassing and one count of second-degree vehicle theft.

The case started on April 23 when Muller was accused of stealing a forklift and a truck while under the influence. He caused over $1,000 in damages to the vehicles.

Muller stole a Caterpillar RT80 forklift owned by the city of Ouzinkie to pull another vehicle out of a ditch, court documents read.

The Ouzinkie village public safety officer was advised Muller was responsible. During a pat down, the officer discovered a pill bottle containing marijuana in Muller’s pocket.

Muller originally faced felony charges of first-degree burglary and first-degree vehicle theft, and a misdemeanor for using a controlled substance. His charges were reduced in a plea deal.

Muller received a three-year probation, and was fined $1,000 with $1,000 suspended. He also will have to complete 80 hours of community work service.
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