Police and Fire

Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

About 45 minutes after midnight Monday, Thomas Wallender, 42, was arrested in Douglas for drunken driving. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and his vehicle was impounded.

At 1:15 a.m. today, Charles Roberson, 66, was arrested on Delta Drive for drunken driving. He was lodged at state prison. His vehicle was impounded.


On Saturday about 9 p.m., the Hydaburg village police safety office, Alaska State Troopers and the Klawock police investigated a report of an assault in Hydaburg. A man, 38, was charged with fourth-degree assault and violating conditions of release. He was lodged at the Craig Community Jail. The injured party was medevaced to Klawock for treatment.

Thefts, lost and found items:

Shortly before noon Monday, a male citizen reported a sign stolen from the Boy Scout camp. The sign was valued at $100.

Shortly before 2 p.m., the Juneau Empire circulation department reported the loss of a cell phone somewhere in their building.

Traffic stops:

About 9:15 a.m. Monday, a man, 21, was cited and released on Old Dairy Road for driving with a canceled driver's license. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

About 10:30 p.m. Monday, a man, 57, was arrested on Egan Drive for driving without a valid operator's license. He and a woman, 63, were released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded.

Warrant arrests:

About 1:45 p.m. Monday, a girl, 13, was arrested in Cedar Park on an outstanding warrant charging her with failure to pay a fine and comply with court-ordered conditions of probation. She was transported to the Johnson Youth Center.

Vandalism and criminal mischief:

About 2:15 p.m. Monday, a man reported his vehicle was vandalized on Chelsea Court some time during the night. Four tires were slashed and the passenger mirror was broken.

Vehicle accidents:

About 4:45 p.m. Monday, police received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a 1987 Ford Tempo operated by a man, 31, which rear-ended a 1994 Toyota pickup near the Chinese Palace restaurant on Glacier Highway. The Ford sustained $500 to $800 damage. The pickup was undamaged. No one was cited, police said.


Late Sunday, a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew from Sitka airlifted a man, 39, from Hoonah who had suffered a seizure and unconsciousness Sunday evening. The man was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment. He was admitted and diagnosed as suffering from bleeding on the surface of the brain, said Marijo Toner, Bartlett's regional affairs coordinator. He was alert and in stable condition Monday when medevaced to Harborview Medical Center, Toner said, so he could be seen by a neurosurgeon.

Alcohol-related calls: 2.

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