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By Dan Rudy 

Man charged with seven vehicle thefts in joyride spree


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Burnt to the rims and with melted windows, a car belonging to a Wrangell retiree was discovered in another resident's yard early June 6. It had apparently been taken from a mechanic's garage the previous evening and driven to the site before catching fire. Whether the vehicle was burned intentionally or incidentally is being determined by law enforcement officials.

A suspect has been charged and arraigned following a destructive string of vehicle thefts around Wrangell last week.

Lief Cheyenne Bosdell, 20, was arraigned June 9 on seven counts of first-degree vehicle theft, each a Class C felony carrying up to five years in prison and a maximum $50,000 fine. Three charges of fifth-degree criminal mischief were also filed, Class B misdemeanors which together carry up to 30 days jail time and $6,000 in fines.

Before his appearance at Wrangell Courthouse, events kicked off that preceding weekend. The afternoon of June 4 a missing vehicle was reported to p...

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