Police & Fire

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2003

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:


• Police arrested a man, 24, for violating a domestic violence protective order at 7:12 p.m. Saturday in the Mendenhall Valley area. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Police believe alcohol was a factor.


• A Patagonia backpack and a CD player containing 20 CDs were reported stolen at 9:21 a.m. Saturday from a parked 1995 Isuzu Rodeo near Berner's Avenue.

• A wallet and an undisclosed amount of cash were reported stolen at 9:30 a.m. Saturday near Riverside Drive. The items were stolen sometime around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Vehicle accidents:

• Police did not issue any citations following a motor vehicle accident at 12:33 p.m. Saturday near outbound Egan Drive and Sunny Point. A 1996 Dodge pickup, driven by a woman, 59, struck a 1992 Subaru Loyale, driven by a woman 39. Both vehicles sustained $3,000 damage each.

• Police cited a woman, 25, for failure to maintain a safe distance following a two-vehicle accident at 1:02 p.m. Saturday near outbound Egan Drive and Vanderbilt Hill Drive. A 1998 Toyota, driven by the woman, struck a blue Ford Explorer, driven by a man, 37. Police did not have damage estimates available, but said the Ford sustained minor damage.

• No one was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 1:30 p.m. Saturday near inbound Egan Drive. A man, 61, lost control of his green Ford Explorer and struck a fence at the side of the road. The fence sustained $300 in damage and the vehicle sustained $1,700. No citation was issued.

• A man, 35, sustained a head injury as the result of a one-vehicle accident at 1:40 p.m. Saturday near inbound Egan Drive and the Yacht Club. The man, driving a red 2001 Chevy Cavalier, lost control of his vehicle. The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation. He was cited for speeding.

• Police cited a man, 25, for speeding following a one-vehicle accident at 1:40 p.m. Saturday near outbound Egan Drive and the retaining wall. The man lost control of his 1994 Chevy Blazer, which struck a fence. The fence sustained $500 in damage and the vehicle sustained $2,000.

• Police cited a boy, 16, for careless driving following a two-vehicle accident at 3:14 p.m. Saturday near Glacier Highway in Switzer Village. A brown 1981 Ford, towing a Ford Festiva and driven by the boy, struck a blue Subaru Legacy. No damage estimates were available.

• A white pickup truck, driven by a boy, 17, was struck when it stalled in the middle of the road around 4:08 p.m. Saturday near mile four of North Douglas Highway. A Dodge truck, driven by a woman, 51, struck the pickup after trying to swerve out of the way.

Hit-and-run incidents:

• A Ford Mustang was reported damaged at 8:45 a.m. Saturday near Jennifer Drive. Damage was done to the rear of the vehicle and police believe a small snowplow blade caused it. Damage was estimated at $2,000.


• A neighbor discovered a Juneau resident, 57, dead in his home at 9:37 p.m. Saturday near Cohen Drive. The neighbor told police he went to check on the man and found him dead in his home. Police phoned the man's physician and consulted with the medical examiner's office in Anchorage and determined he died from "medical complications." No foul play is suspected.

Domestic violence calls: 1.

Alcohol-related calls: 2.

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