Police and Fire

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2001

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:


Shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, a man, 39, was arrested at the Prospector Hotel for interfering with an officer. Alcohol was involved in the incident. The suspect was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.


About 11:30 a.m. Sunday, a man, 40, reported the theft of his black Nokia cell phone from his unlocked vehicle parked at a church on Auke Lake Way. The value of the phone was estimated at $80.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, a boy, 11, was cited at Big KMart for shoplifting a package of Pokemon cards. The suspect was released to the custody of his father.


About 4:15 p.m. Sunday, a man, 40, was cited and released on Front Street for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.


At 10:43 a.m. Sunday, Capital City Fire & Rescue was asked to stand by as AEL&P responded to a tree fire involving a power line at Mile 23 of Glacier Highway. Wind apparently blew a tree onto a power line causing a fire, and the tree partially blocked the highway. The blockage and fire were taken care of in about two hours.

Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a residential chimney fire on Thane Road at 2:52 p.m. Sunday. Because that area has no hydrant system, any fires there require shuttling water from the treatment plant. There was no damage to the structure.

At 3:56 p.m. Sunday, Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to Vintage Business Park for a fire alarm caused by an overheated furnace. There was no structural damage.

At 7:38 p.m. Sunday, Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to an oven fire at Crow Hill, Douglas. Firefighters helped to clear a condominium of smoke.

Vandalism and criminal mischief:

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday, a woman, 47, reported that the window to a black 1989 Mercury was broken near the intersection of Fifth and Harris Streets. Estimated value of the window is $300.


Wind and a tall spruce took out electric power from Lemon Creek into the Mendenhall Valley, affecting about 7,000 customers, said David Stone of AEL&P. The outage was intermittent because every time there was a gust, the spruce buffeted a transmission line. It took patrols about an hour and a half to narrow it down to a tree between Nancy Street and Mall Road. First reports were at 3:11 a.m., Stone said.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, Capital City Fire & Rescue worked with the U.S. Coast Guard at Auke Bay to pick up a man, 37, whose kayak had tipped over in 6- to 8-foot waves. The Coast Guard heard the man was overdue about 3 p.m., located him on Coglan Island, and using their 11-foot boat in heavy seas, found him very hypothermic. The 11-foot boat turned over, but they righted it and were able to transport the man to their 47-foot boat, warmed him, and took him back to Auke Bay harbor. An ambulance took the man to Bartlett Regional Hospital, but he refused further treatment.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

Drug-related calls: 1.

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