Police and Fire

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

• Paul Locher, 43, was arrested for drunken driving at 11:16 p.m. Monday near C and 11th Streets. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correction Center.


• Tawna Turner, 27, was arrested for first-degree burglary and second-degree theft charges, both felonies, at 9:04 a.m. Monday near Fourth Street in Douglas. The woman allegedly entered her neighbor's home through the front door, which was open, and attempted to steal the neighbor's purse. The neighbor's son confronted the woman and phoned police. The woman was arrested and lodged at the state prison.

• A Specialized mountain bike was reported stolen at 12:31 p.m. Monday near Mendenhall Mall Road.

• A Columbia raincoat was reported stolen at 2:34 p.m. Monday from Second Street.

Vehicle accidents:

• Police cited a man, 25, for failing to yield following a two-vehicle accident at 10:51 a.m. Monday near 10th Street and Glacier Avenue. A gray Subaru, driven by the man, struck a Maroon Cadillac, driven by a man, 87. The Subaru sustained $200 damage and the Cadillac sustained $3,000 in damage.

Hit-and-run incidents:

• A green Plymouth Colt was reported struck by an unknown vehicle at 9:55 a.m. Monday near Nowell Avenue. The Colt sustained $2,500 in damage.


• Police arrested a man, 43, on an outstanding warrant at 9:52 a.m. Monday near Seward Street. The warrant charges the man failed to appear for a change-of-plea hearing. He also was wanted on a Kotzebue felony warrant for probation violation. He was lodged at the state prison.

• Witnesses reported seeing two men rifling through vehicles parked on North Franklin Street at 2:22 a.m. today. The two suspects - one wearing a white T-shirt, the other a brown jacket - fled when police arrived. Police said there is no way to know whether the suspects were responsible for the recent thefts from vehicles parked in the Merchants Wharf parking lot.

• About 25 Capital City Fire and Rescue workers responded to a wood shed fire around 3:50 a.m. today near Columbia Boulevard. An off-duty firefighter and a neighbor used fire extinguishers until firefighters arrived. According to firefighters the fire was put out quickly and without damage to the main residence. Damage estimates were not available.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

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