A Kodiak resident faces felony charges in two separate cases involving theft, according to court documents.
Shaun Gould, 40, was charged with felony second-degree burglary, misdemeanor third-degree theft, and violation of conditions of release, also a misdemeanor. In a separate case, Gould was charged with second-degree theft and violation of conditions of release.
Gould violated conditions of release for misdemeanor charges filed June 28, which stipulated that he cannot commit any violations of the law.
Gould was arrested Monday and taken to the Kodiak jail after Alaska State Troopers gathered evidence that he was involved in bike theft and burglary of power tools in two separate incidents, according to affidavits submitted to court by troopers.
When asked to empty his pocket upon his arrest, Gould revealed needles used for injecting controlled substances. He said he sometimes uses heroin, according to an affidavit.
Gould has a criminal history that includes numerous convictions of fraud, theft, and burglary, among others.
On Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. troopers received a report from a Kodiak resident that her silver and black Specialized Stumpjumper bike was taken from on top of her car while she was hiking.
The resident stated she had parked her car at the end of Lake View Drive at the head of the Russian Ridge trail. She was hiking between 3 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. and noticed her bike was missing upon her return. She said she purchased the bike for $1,000 20 years ago, according to the affidavit.
A video available to the trooper shows a white Ford Expedition leaving the area around 3:30 p.m. That vehicle was the only vehicle seen leaving the area at that time.
Troopers had multiple tips that Gould drives the Ford Expedition and that he was seen in the area at the time the bike was stolen, according to the affidavit.
The trooper received a report that the bike was returned to its owner, according to the affidavit.
On Monday around 10:30 p.m. the trooper contacted Gould while he was driving the Ford Expedition on the corner of Murphy Way and Hilary Lane.
When asked about the bike, Gould said he did not steal it but that his friend Matthew Reid took it. Gould said that Reid took the bike down from Thomas’s vehicle and loaded it into the Expedition, according to the affidavit.
The trooper informed Gould that if “he was there and allowed Reid to take the bike,” then he is an accomplice to the crime. Gould agreed he may have been an accomplice to the theft, according to the affidavit.
When contacted at his home at the 1814 Mill Bay Road Trailer Park, Reid stated Gould brought the bike to his house a few days prior but denied that he was the one who stole it.
No charges have been filed against Reid, who has a criminal history that includes multiple theft convictions.
In a separate case, troopers received a report on Sunday from a Kodiak resident that his shed had been broken into behind his residence on Forest Drive. The resident said his shed was unlocked and that there was no sign of forced entry, according to the affidavit.
The resident reported he was missing a Miller Stick Welder valued at approximately $200, a Dewalt Impact XR 20-volt drill with two portable batteries valued at approximately $300, and a Bostitch drill with two portable batteries valued at approximately $100. He said he last used his drills on Sept. 3.
When the trooper entered Reid’s residence on Monday, he immediately noticed the Miller Stick Welder on the living room floor.
According to the affidavit, the victim was shown an image of the welder and confirmed it was his. Reid said the welder was brought to him by Gould a few days prior. Reid also confirmed Gould had the Dewalt Impact drill.
The trooper reported that spray paint had been used to cover the owner’s name on the welder.
According to the affidavit, when the trooper asked Gould about the welder, “his carotid artery started throbbing.”
Gould denied taking the welder but knew about it and the drills and mentioned that another drill was inside Reid’s trailer on Mill Bay Road. Troopers were able to retrieve the Bostitch drill and return it to its owner.
Gould appeared before a judge Tuesday. Bail was set at $5,000, and Gould was prohibited from contacting Reid. The next court date for the case was set for Sept. 19.