Police & Fire

Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Drunken driving:

• Police arrested Franklin Naumcheff, 18, on a charge of drunken driving at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday on Lemon Creek Road. Police also charged him with driving without a valid license and underage drinking. They lodged him at Lemon Creek Correctional Center and impounded the vehicle he was driving.

Drug activity:

• Police arrested a boy, 14, on a felony charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and weapons misconduct at 1:11 p.m. Monday near Glacier Highway. The boy was taken to Johnson Youth Center.

• Police investigating a reported vehicle rifling cited a man, 23, on a charge of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance at 3:47 a.m. Tuesday near Glacier Avenue.


• A woman reported vandalism to a double-pane window at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday at her Thunder Mountain Road address in the Mendenhall Valley. Damage was estimated at $300.


• Police failed to locate a man, described as being in his 20s, reportedly seen stealing a bottled soft drink valued at $1.29 at 7:47 p.m. Monday from a West Willoughby Avenue business.

• A man reported the theft of 15 pills at 11:07 a.m. near Glacier Avenue.

• A man reported at 11:49 a.m. Tuesday that his yellow DeWalt nailer tool was stolen from his unlocked 1993 Isuzu Rodeo on Jan. 24 near Glacier Highway. The tool was valued at $180.

Vehicle rifling:

• A woman reported at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday her 1997 Subaru Outback was rifled the previous night near Seventh Street.

Vehicle accident:

• Police cited a woman, 23, on a charge of failing to maintain a safe distance in traffic after the 1998 Plymouth Voyager she was driving struck a 2003 Toyota MR2 in the rear at 6:27 a.m. Tuesday at Seward and Second streets downtown. Police reported damage was minor.

Hit and run:

• A woman reported at 10:58 a.m. Tuesday her 2000 Toyota was struck by an unknown vehicle while parked near Jordan Avenue in the airport area. Damage was estimated at about $2,000.

Traffic stop:

• Police cited a man, 22, on a charge of driving without a valid license and failing to carry and show proof of insurance. Police released the man and impounded the vehicle he was driving.


• Capital City Fire & Rescue crews responded to two reports of car fires Monday, but neither required their assistance. In one, a fire in a carburetor was put out on University Drive when the driver and a passerby threw snow on the engine. In the other, crews discovered there was no fire in a car reported ablaze on Channel Vista Drive.

Crime Line

A voltage inverter was stolen sometime between Dec. 17, 2003, and Jan. 1 from the Greens Creek area.

The inverter is a Vector VEC051 model. It was described as being black and valued at $805.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Juneau Police Department or Crime Line immediately.

If you are interested in becoming a board member of Crime Line, please write P.O. Box 20141, Juneau, AK, 99802.

Crime Line is a nonprofit organization composed of a cross section of the community and is designed to aid police agencies in their investigations. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and given a number to claim a reward of up to $1,000. If you have information on this or any other crime, call Crime Line at 586-4243 or send an e-mail to juneaucrime@yahoo.com.

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