Crime of the Week

Police are asking for help in identifying a woman believed to be involved in a robbery and assault report last month. A 52-year-old man called the Juneau Police Department at 2 a.m. on May 16 to report he was forced into a red and black 1998 Dodge pickup truck near Cinema Drive by two men, according to a release from Sgt. Paul Hatch.

The suspects took him to an ATM in the downtown area, and he was forced to relinquish his debit card so the suspects could withdraw money from his account.

The victim was reported strangled and threatened with a knife while inside the truck. Four people were inside the truck, all of whom have been identified — except one.

Police say they are looking for the unidentified person, who is believed to be a Native woman named “Chrissy,” Hatch said. No other descriptors were available. Hatch said the other people in the truck were not cooperative in ID’ing the woman, and the victim did not know her. Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is encouraged to log onto the Juneau Crime Line at juneaucrimeline.com and report the tip. Tipsters are guaranteed anonymity and can be rewarded.

Crime Line is a nonprofit organization composed of a cross-section of the community and is designed to aid police investigations.

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Police & Fire for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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New trial in trailer park murder set for October

A new trial for accused murderer Christopher Strawn has been postponed until October, after a mistrial was declared Feb. 14, in the middle of the prosecution’s case against him.

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