Sacto 911

Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Report: Pollock Pines man charged with gold theft in Alaska

07/23/2014 12:36 PM

07/23/2014 12:37 PM

A Northern California man is accused of stealing a gold nugget valued at $1,900 from an Alaska mine where he was working, according to a story posted online Wednesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

The story said authorities identified the man as Shaun Timothy Hull, 32, of Pollock Pines. He was charged with second-degree felony theft for allegedly pocketing the nugget at Manley Hot Springs west of Fairbanks.

The story said Hull’s employer asked the miner to turn out his pockets, which subsequently led to the discovery of a 1.5-ounce nugget in a can of tobacco.

According to the posted story, Hull, a first-time miner, told Alaska State Troopers that he was overcome by the sight of the gold and took the nugget “because it was cool.”

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof

Cathy Locke

Andy Furillo
Superior Court

Denny Walsh
Federal Court

More Sacto 911


Send news tips

Sign up for breaking news alerts

Arrest Logs

Crime Q&A

Sacramento Bee reporter Cathy Locke answers your questions about crime news, trends and issues. Look up specific cases using Arrest Logs and Sacramento Superior Courts case database.

Submit your question


Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service