BY Matt Tunseth

A snack shack bandit has struck the Knik Little League.

“We’re furious!” the local Little League wrote on its Facebook page Monday after someone broke into the snack shack at Eagle River Lions Park on Eagle River Road sometime over the weekend.

According to the league, someone broke a lock off the snack shack, entered the building and stole petty cash, a karaoke speaker and a microphone as well as damaging the inside of the facility.

What could have been a tale of unimaginable heartbreak Friday night became a story of a community triumph Saturday morning when a missing 8-year-old boy was found safe.

The search for Keegan Ott began at around 4:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, when the young autistic boy disappeared from a car parked in the family’s driveway at a home off Eagle River Road. After a frantic search of the immediate area by family and friends, police were called into the Eagle River Valley for what became a massive effort involving hundreds of volunteers and multiple public safety agencies.