Two Arrested for Stealing iPad, Holding it for Ransom

Dec 26, 2013

DILLINGHAM:  Last weekend Dillingham police arrested two people for allegedly stealing an iPad and holding it for ransom.

Austin Waldron, 19, of Manokotak and Holly Ruby, 28, of Dillingham were arrested and each charged with second degree theft, a class C felony.

The iPad owner claims the device went missing from a home where several young folks were staying over Friday night. Later in the day, the owner said she was contacted by Waldron and Ruby who said she could have the iPad back if she paid them $200.   

The victim refused the arrangement and instead called police.  

The police arrested Waldron and Ruby, though it's unclear if the iPad was recovered.

Waldron’s bail was set at $1000 Tuesday. The prosecutor charged Ruby with violating the conditions of her release on a number of other cases and she was remanded to custody Tuesday.