Missing 7-year-old found, returned to parents

A Mendenhall River Community School student wasn‘t on the campus when a parent arrived to pick him up, sparking a search Monday that ended almost three hours later when the 7-year-old was located.

Just before 6:30 p.m., a citizen called JPD and reported locating the missing child near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Long Run Drive. JPD officers contacted the child and confirmed that he was fine. The child was returned to his parent.

Police were called at approximately 3:32 p.m., and police said the initial investigation indicated that the child left the school on a school bus.

Approximately seven officers assisted in looking for the child. Participating agencies included the Juneau Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, U.S. Forest Service and the Juneau Sea Dogs, police said in a prepared release.


Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:26

Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 19, 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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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:13

This day in Juneau history: Feb. 19

On Feb. 19, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper and the Alaska Legislature formed a budget plan for the upcoming year. The House Finance Committee passed a bill giving Gov. Cowper permission to spend the $428 million reserve fund, and representatives described meetings with Gov. Cowper “wonderful”.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:11

Libraries accepting food for fines

The Juneau Public Libraries are accepting food donations to pay off library fines during the entire month of February.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:12

Senate Bill 54 aims to roll back some provisions of criminal justice reform

Changes to Senate Bill 91 — a controversial bill was enacted last summer in an effort to reduce Alaska’s prison population — are being rolled out as part of Senate Bill 54, introduced on the floor on Feb. 10.

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