Police & Fire

Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:


• A woman reported at 12:40 p.m. Monday that the gas tank from her vehicle was stolen near Glacier Highway in the Auke Bay area. Replacement cost was reported as $733.

• A woman reported at 8:12 p.m. Monday that her son's red 24-speed bicycle was stolen from the area of Salmon Creek Lane. The bike was valued at $160.

Warrant arrests:

• At 3:22 p.m. Monday, police arrested a Ketchikan man, 46, on a warrant alleging fourth-degree escape. Police lodged him at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

• At 1:34 a.m. Tuesday, police arrested a man, 22, on a warrant alleging he failed to appear for a court hearing. They lodged him at the state prison.

Vehicle accidents:

• A 2003 Honda struck a 1995 Honda at 1:11 p.m. Monday at Jordan Avenue and Glacier Highway near the airport. Damage to the older Honda was reported at $1,500. Damage to the newer Honda was estimated at $800.

• Police cited a man, 18, on a charge of negligent driving after he allegedly drove his 1988 Chevrolet Nova into a ditch at 10:31 p.m. Monday near Glacier Highway. The vehicle was reportedly totaled.

• At 7:37 a.m. Tuesday at Douglas Highway and the Lawson Creek Bridge, a 1994 Chevrolet struck a 1997 Ford and the guardrail. Police reported the driver, a girl, 17, lost control on the icy road. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Chevrolet was estimated at $6,000.

• No injuries were reported at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday on Douglas Highway at Lawson Creek when a woman, 30, reportedly lost control of a 1996 Dodge truck on the icy road and ended up in a ditch. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

Hit and run:

• A man reported at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday that an unknown vehicle struck his 2001 Ford sometime Thursday near Glacier Highway.

Lost property:

• A woman reported at 9:36 p.m. that she lost her small brown leather purse, containing identification and $5, near Taku Boulevard in the Mendenhall Valley.

Found property:

• At 7:15 p.m. Monday, an empty purple, zippered wallet, found in the Cinema Drive area, was turned in to police.

• At 7:27 p.m. Monday, an empty Spiderman wallet, found in the Cinema Drive area, was turned in to police.

• At 7:34 p.m. Monday, a gift certificate card, found in the Cinema Drive area, was turned in to police.

• At 12:07 a.m. Tuesday, a small black backpack on wheels, found in a parking lot on Glacier Spur Road, was turned in to police.

Crime Line:

Three Mendenhall Valley residences reported thefts of heating oil in January and February.

About 300 gallons of heating oil was reported stolen from a Rainbow Row residence on Jan. 25. About 100 gallons of heating oil was reported stolen from a Thunder Mountain Road residence on Feb. 9. About 150 gallons of heating oil was reported stolen from a Portage Boulevard residence on Feb. 10.

The combined value of the stolen heating oil was estimated at more than $800.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Juneau Police Department or Crime Line immediately.

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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.

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