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Juan Camarena indicted for felon in posession of ammo

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Juan Camarena of Wasilla was indicted today with one count of felon in possession of ammunition.

Camarena is still a person of interest in the triple homicide in Wasilla on Nov. 2, 2019. His indictment and incarceration keeps him off the streets while an investigation continues into the homicides. Camarena has a long history of gang activities in California.

[Read: Who is this Juan Camarena? Wanted in connection with triple homicide]

Camarena turned himself in on Nov. 14 after Alaska State Troopers put out a bulletin asking the public for help in locating him.

[Read: Juan Camarena turns himself in]

During the course of the triple homicide investigation, law officers discovered Camarena’s possessed ammunition stored in his trailer.

Camarena’s six convictions in California between 1987 and 2015 are listed in the indictment and his crime spree spanned 34 years, including possession with intent to distribute meth, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, evading peace officer, possessing, manufacturing, and selling dangerous weapons, and street gang participation.

Between, on or about Nov. 1, 2019, to Nov. 11, 2019, Camarena illegally possessed 12 9mm rounds located in the bathroom cubby, one .40 live round located in a magazine on the shelf in the bedroom, one 9mm live round located in the living room, one .45 live round located in the bedroom closet, and one 9mm live round located in a cubby behind the toilet.

In the U.S. Attorney’s press release, no mention was made about the link to the triple murders, which is in the hands of State Troopers. If law enforcement has anything on Camarena, they’re not saying yet. But they’re asking for the public’s help with information regarding Camarena’s activities. The public may contact Troopers at 907-352-5401.

If convicted on the federal charges relating to his possession of ammunition, Camarena faces a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history.

The Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Criminal Intelligence Center, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Anchorage Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Vandergaw.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • Does anybody here know Camarena’s relationship to any of the three slain victims?

    • I’ll uh, take a stab in the dark here…..drugs…???

  • Respectable looking valley guy, I’d say. Camo, check. Packing, check. That well-rounded intelligent look, check.

    • Stupid comment!

      • What’s the matter Kerry? I would say the same for Kenai (especially north) Soldotna, Anchor Point and East End Road, Homer. Not stupid, fact. This is where more camo-clad wannabe Rambo losers live than anywhere else in AK.

        • Doubling down on stupid I see.

        • monk,
          So, you think you and/or your compatriots should have the right to demean/ridicule someone, anyone, because they choose to wear clothing that you think is, somehow, beneath someone else (you)? Maybe more specifically, clothing not to your taste. Maybe you should mind your own business and smart aleck remarks about other peoples’ clothing making them subject to ridicule and derision. Last I checked, we still had a clothing choice. Your expertise in clothing choice is lacking. You must be a city dweller.

          • Guaranteed monk is a Democrat.

          • Looks like Monk went right after all.

  • Innocent- until proven otherwise

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