Police & Fire

Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Theft:

• A man reported at 2:54 p.m. Monday that a tire was stolen from his 1989 Acura sometime the previous night near Northwood Drive in the Lemon Creek area.

• A woman reported at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday that a Nordic crab hauler and stand were taken sometime the previous night from a boat near a downtown dock. The woman reported the value of the crab hauler at $8,000.

• A man reported at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday that a television set, a videocassette recorder, a microwave oven and four tires with rims were stolen from a storage unit near Salmon Creek Lane.

Vehicle accidents:

• Two people were transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital after a 2002 Buick Century struck the Plymouth Voyager they were riding in at 6:01 p.m. Monday near Glacier Highway. The man, 44, driving the Buick was cited for failure to yield and driving without a valid license. One of the people taken to the hospital was treated for minor injuries and released. The other held for observation. Damage to the Buick was estimated at $5,000. Damage tot he Plymouth was estimated at $4,000.

• A man, 26, driving a 1993 Jeep, was cited for failing to yield while making a left turn at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday on Mendenhall Loop Road at Valley Boulevard. The Jeep reportedly struck a 1989 Dodge. No damage estimates were available.

• A 1989 Dodge struck a 1996 Dodge in the rear, pushing it into another vehicle at Riverside Drive and Glacier Highway at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday during the snowy morning commute. Police, however, reported no damage to the vehicles and no injuries to the occupants.

Hit and run:

• A parked 2001 Dodge Neon was reported struck by an unknown vehicle at 1:11 p.m. Monday near Vintage Boulevard. The Neon's bumper sustained an estimated $400 in damage.

Lost property:

• A woman reported at 8:32 a.m. Monday that she lost a black wallet Saturday in the downtown area.

Crime Line:

Mailboxes in the coin-operated laundry at Airport Apartments were reported damaged at about 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 15.

Doors on each mailbox were forced open, causing damage beyond repair. The financial loss was estimated at $600.

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: Make sure police or fire responders can locate you house in an emergency by making sure the house number is clearly visible from the street, day and night.



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