Palin's Sister-in-Law Arrested for Burglary

Todd Palin's half-sister accused of breaking into Wasilla home to steal cash
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2009 3:25 AM CDT
Diana Palin, the half-sister of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband Todd, is led into the courtroom for her arraignment in Palmer, Alaska Friday, April 3, 2009.    (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin's sister-in-law has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Diana Palin—half-sister of Sarah Palin's husband Todd—is accused of breaking into the same house in Wasilla, Alaska twice in one week to steal money. She faces two counts of felony burglary and misdemeanor theft and trespass charges.

A Wasilla homeowner says he hid in a bathroom with a gun when an unfamiliar car pulled into his driveway. Diana Palin got out, entered his home, and made straight for the cabinet where he keeps his cash, said the homeowner, who detained her until police arrived. Palin may also face child endangerment charges for taking her 4-year-old daughter with her.