Police and Fire

Posted: Friday, March 09, 2001

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Vehicle accidents:

About 7:57 a.m. Thursday, police responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident at 17.5 mile Glacier Highway. A 1993 Toyota pickup operated by a woman, 45, slid on the ice while turning from Point Stephens Road and rolled into the ditch. The vehicle sustained $6,000 damage. There were no injuries that required hospital treatment.

Traffic stops:

Shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, a man, 42, was cited near a Mendenhall Valley business for driving with a suspended-revoked operator's license. He was released at the scene.


Juneau police responded about 4:30 a.m. Thursday to an incident near the intersection of Mendenhall Loop and Back Loop roads. A woman, 43, was almost hit by a car traveling at a high rate of speed when the vehicle left the road, crossed the ditch and continued down the bike path. The woman was able to jump out of the way. Her dog, however, suffered a broken spine. The dog is improving, but still is in intensive care at the Southeast Alaska Veterinary Clinic. Police are seeking information on the car, described as a white station wagon.

Officer Bob Kolvig said today that the driver could face charges ranging from a felony to an infraction. People who injure or strike a domestic animal are required to report it to the police or Animal Control. The driver also could be charged with third-degree assault, a C felony, because he recklessly placed another person in fear of imminent physical injury with a dangerous weapon (the vehicle), and reckless driving, police said. Crime Line (586-4243) is offering a reward in this matter.

Capital City Fire & Rescue received a report of a fire alarm at 1:37 p.m. Thursday from the "Spam Can" on Main Street. The bank on the ground floor had to be evacuated for about 20 minutes while building maintenance was installing a flow switch to the fuel system. The evacuation was precautionary while the alarm system had to be disabled.

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