FAIRBANKS — Three new heat exchangers stood out among the belongings of a man Alaska State Troopers were investigating at a South Fairbanks salvage yard this week.
The man, Jack Adams, 28, is now charged with second-degree felony theft and criminal mischief.
Troopers were called to C&R Pipe and Steel Inc. on Oct. 18 for a report of a man asleep in a parked car, according to the criminal complaint against Adams. Troopers performed field sobriety tests on Adams, which he passed.
Troopers asked Adams about the heat exchangers in his vehicle. Adams told troopers he found the heat exchangers at the Farmers Loop transfer site. He said he makes a living for
himself and his daughter salvaging copper.
Troopers researched the heat exchangers and found they had been taken from Ferguson Enterprises on Industrial Avenue.
Adams was charged with criminal mischief because one of the heat exchangers had the copper coils cut out of it and was damaged beyond repair.
Adams was released on $1,000 bail Monday.