Crime of the Week: Theft of heating oil

This undated photograph shows a hose and funnels taped together, an apparent attempt to siphon fuel from a fuel tank under a porch in Douglas. Police say about 70 gallons of fuel was stolen from the resident on Sept. 28.

The Juneau Police Department Crime of the Week for Nov. 9 is in reference to the theft of heating oil.


Sgt. Paul Hatch said in a release that a resident in the 300 block of East Street in Douglas reported the theft of heating fuel oil on Sept. 28.

The fuel tank was built into a porch attached to the house. Beneath the tank were a hose and funnels taped together in an apparent attempt to siphon fuel.

The release states the theft occurred during the daytime hours in the afternoon. Approximately 70 gallons of fuel was stolen.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is encouraged to log onto the Juneau Crime Line at 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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