Police and Fire

Posted: Monday, February 04, 2002

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

Police arrested Robert Potswald, 47, at 8:04 p.m. Saturday near Glacier Highway for drunken driving and driving with a revoked license. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Peter Nease, 40, was arrested at 1:26 a.m. Sunday near Mendenhall Road for drunken driving and lodged at the state prison.

Police arrested Patrick McKinley, 40, for drunken driving and driving with a revoked license at 9:41 p.m. Sunday near Gold Creek. He was lodged at the state prison.


A man reported at 9:35 p.m. Saturday from Marine Way that his beige credit-card-sized wallet was stolen.

A woman reported the theft of $40 at 8:23 p.m. Sunday near Glacier Avenue.

Vandalism and criminal mischief:

An 8-inch fence near Cope Park was snipped sometime Saturday night and reported damaged at 9:04 a.m. Sunday.

The back window was broken out of a 1979 yellow Volvo on Douglas Island. It was reported at 9:38 a.m. Sunday from Douglas. Police did not have damage estimates, leads or suspects.

A woman reported at 8:33 a.m. Saturday from Mendenhall Loop Road that the back windows of her Ford Escort had been smashed.

Vehicle accidents:

A man, 23, was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle accident at 11:44 a.m. Saturday near David Street and John Street on Douglas Island. A Ford truck, driven by a man, 49, struck a Saturn, driven by the 23-year-old, causing $8,000 in damage.

Police cited a boy, 16, for basic speed violation after his Mazda struck an Oldsmobile driven by a man, 56, at 7:09 p.m. Saturday near Egan Drive and Norway Point. The Mazda sustained $2,000 in damage while the Oldsmobile sustained $4,000.

A 46-year-old man sustained minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident at 7:38 p.m. Saturday near Glacier Highway and the Auke Bay Laboratory. The man was driving a 1986 Oldsmobile, which struck a 1990 Subaru, driven by a boy, 17. The man was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for evaluation of minor injuries. Police said a citation is pending.

A Juneau resident reported an accident involving a snowplow and a parked 1992 Isuzu Trooper at 7:37 a.m. Sunday near Sixth Street and Nelson Street. The Isuzu sustained $1,500 in damage while the snowplow sustained none.

Hit-and-run incidents:

A man reported a 2001 Dodge van was hit by a light blue Ford pickup truck around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near the Eaglecrest Ski Area. Damage to the right rear door of the van was estimated at $600. Police looked for the vehicle that caused the damage but could not find it.

A woman reported at 12:11 a.m. Sunday from Glacier Highway that her Ford Expedition had been struck by an unknown vehicle, which caused damage to the left passenger side grill and fender areas. Damage estimates are unknown.

Alcohol-related calls: 5.

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