Friday, April 03, 2009

Grand Old Police Blotter: Thick AND Thieves Edition

The Palin clan is trying to give hillbillies and petty thieves a bad name:

Todd Palin's half-sister was arrested Thursday after police say she broke into a Wasilla home for the second time this week to steal money.

Palin is the husband of Gov. Sarah Palin. He declined comment.

Diana Palin, 35, entered a home near Wasilla’s Multi-Use Sports Complex and attempted to steal cash from the owner’s bedroom, police said.

She also broke into the same house on Tuesday and stole $400, they said.

She was arrested Thursday morning on felony charges of first-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and theft, police said. Friday morning, she remained jailed at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer in lieu of $10,000 bail and court-approved third party custodian.

Diana and her husband, Scott McLean, live in a different neighborhood from the location of the home she is accused of burglarizing.

This kind of thing is to be expected when your family disses your dealer's son and you can no longer get your crank on credit. Not that that happened here. This shouldn't present a problem for Diana anyway, given all the cronyism and corruption in the Alaska state government.

Update (4/4):

It was a family outing, reportedly:

Palin's four-year-old daughter, who had been waiting in a 1993 Toyota Camery [sic] during the Thursday incident, entered the house shortly before police arrived as the scene, the prosecutor stated during a hearing on Friday. The affidavit read that the girl told police she had been to the house days before with her mother. Diana Palin denied this, the Daily News said, and claimed she mistook the house for a friend's place.
(First link via TPM.)

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