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Police & Fire

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Drunken driving:

• Police arrested Nick Amaya, 43, a non-Juneau resident, on a drunken driving charge at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday on Glacier Highway. They lodged him at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Drug activity:

• Police arrested a boy, 15, on charges of felony third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal mischief at 5:07 p.m. Monday near Vintage Boulevard. They lodged him at the Johnson Youth Center.

Theft:

• Hunting knives, a crystal and some loose change were reported stolen at 8:11 a.m. Tuesday from two cars near Glacier Highway in the Lemon Creek area.

Warrant arrests:

• Police arrested a man, 20, at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday near Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek on two warrants. One warrant alleged he assaulted a police officer, resisted arrest and engaged in disorderly conduct. The other alleged he had failed to comply with terms of his probation for a previous conviction. Police lodged him at the state prison. From the same incident, police arrested a boy, 17, on a juvenile detention order.

Vehicle accident:

• A man reportedly damaged his 1984 Honda motorcycle at 7:54 a.m. Tuesday in icy conditions on Egan Drive at Vanderbilt Hill Road. Damage was estimated at $150.

Hit and run:

• At 1:34 p.m. Monday, a woman reported that her 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix was struck sometime after Friday, somewhere in the Juneau area. Damage to the front quarter panel was estimated at $500.

Underage drinking:

• Police cited a boy, 15, on a charge of minor consuming at 5:22 p.m. Monday near Long Run and Riverside drives in the Mendenhall Valley.

• Police cited two boys, both 19, on minor consuming charges at 11:39 p.m. Monday near Harris Street downtown.

Crime Line:

On Jan. 25, a woman visiting the Urgent Care restroom left her bracelet on the sink. When she returned an hour later, she could not find it, she told Juneau police in the afternoon.

The bracelet has not been turned in to Urgent Care staff, she said. It is silver and about three-quarters of an inch wide with a hand-carved Alaska Native thunderbird on it. The bracelet is worth $500.

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, 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.

Safety tip of the week: Consider renting a safe-deposit box for small valuables.



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