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Police & Fire

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

• Miguel Esparza-Macias, 48, was arrested for drunken driving at 12:22 a.m. today near Foster Avenue. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

• Dennis Nelson, 43, was arrested at 12:57 a.m. today near Crest Avenue for drunken driving. He was lodged at the state prison.

Assaults:

• Police arrested a woman, 19, for domestic violence assault at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday near Meander Way. She also was charged with domestic violence criminal mischief. She was lodged at the state prison. Police believe alcohol was a factor in this incident.

Thefts:

• A man, 48, was cited and released at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday near Glacier Highway for shoplifting.

Vehicle accidents:

• Police cited a woman, 62, for unsafe lane change following a two-vehicle accident at 8:02 a.m. Tuesday near outbound Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road. A 1993 Ford struck a 1999 International truck, driven by a man, 42. The Ford sustained $3,000 in damage and the truck sustained $500 in damage.

Other:

• Capital City Fire and Rescue responded at about 8:43 p.m. Wednesday to The Hot Bite, an Auke Bay cafe. A passerby had noticed flames belching from a malfunctioning heater. The flames did not hit any combustible materials and damage was minimal. Firefighters quickly secured the heater and notified the owners of the cafe. No one was injured.

Domestic violence calls: 1.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

Crime Line

Juneau Crime Line Inc. is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or people responsible for vandalizing several vehicles between 4 and 6 mile North Douglas Highway. Six vehicles had windows broken out and some had exterior mirrors stolen. Damage is estimated at $1,000 to $1,500 per vehicle.

If you have information on this or any other crime, call Crime Line at 586-4243. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and given a number to use when claiming a reward of up to $1,000.



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