Police and Fire

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2002

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

Michael Ekelmann, 41, was arrested for drunken driving at 3:42 a.m. today near the water treatment plant. He also was charged with refusing to submit to a breath test and was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.


A Honda generator, valued at $778, was stolen last month, a woman reported at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday from Teal Street.

A woman reported at 8 p.m. Wednesday from Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek that her black leather clutch purse was stolen from her shopping cart, which was beside her vehicle in the parking lot of a business.

A black leather purse was reported stolen at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday near Chatham Drive.

Police followed footprints from the scene of a theft and recovered stolen property Wednesday. At 9:56 p.m. near Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, a woman's white bag with Native designs on it was reported stolen from a vehicle. Police said that after following foot prints they recovered the contents of the bag a short distance away.

Vehicle accidents:

A 60-year-old man sustained minor injuries as a result of a one-vehicle accident at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday near Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek. The man's green 1989 Chevrolet truck rolled off the road into a ditch. The man was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital by a friend for treatment of minor injuries.

Police cited a man, 53, for driving too fast for road conditions, following a two-vehicle accident at 5:38 a.m. today near Egan Drive and Vanderbilt Hill Road. His 1998 Jeep Wrangler struck a Mercury Sable driven by a man, 40. Both drivers were taken to Bartlett for treatment of minor injuries. The Sable sustained about $5,000 in damage, and the Jeep sustained $4,000 in damage.

Three women, no ages given, were taken to Bartlett for injuries sustained during a two-vehicle accident at 9:53 a.m. Wednesday near inbound Egan Drive and the McNugget intersection. A red 1986 Ford van, driven by a man, 25, struck a white 1992 Subaru, driven by a woman, 46. The driver and two passengers of the Subaru were taken to the hospital. The van sustained $500 in damage, and the Subaru sustained $5,000. The women's condition was not available by the Empire's deadline.

Police cited a woman, 28, who was driving a red 1985 Toyota truck that struck a building and phone box at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday near Glacier Highway. The truck sustained $3,000 in damage, the building had $7,000-10,000 in damage, and a phone box sustained $500 in damage. The driver was cited for driving too fast for road conditions.

Minor collisions occurred Wednesday at 8:04 a.m. near North Douglas Highway, 8:42 a.m. near Mendenhall Road, and 2:51 p.m. near Glacier Highway.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

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