Police & Fire

Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2004

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Drunken driving:

• Police arrested George Jefferson, 46, on a charge of drunken driving at 8:45 a.m. Friday on Old Dairy Road. They lodged him at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and impounded the vehicle he was driving.

• Police arrested Travis Croteau, 20, on a charge of drunken driving at 12:45 a.m. Saturday near North Douglas Highway. They transported him to the state prison and impounded the vehicle he was driving.

• Police arrested Shem Sooter, 21, on charges of drunken driving and reckless endangerment at 1:15 a.m. Saturday near South Franklin Street. They transported him to the state prison and impounded the vehicle he was driving. A passenger, a 20-year-old man, was cited for underage drinking and released.

Theft:

• A laptop computer reported stolen by a man at 4:15 p.m. Thursday near Seward Street was later recovered in a women's restroom.

• A woman reported at 2:32 a.m. Friday about $200 worth of heating fuel being stolen from a residence near Columbia Boulevard in the Mendenhall Valley.

• Police detained a boy, 16, on a shoplifting at 8:08 a.m. Friday near West Willoughby Avenue downtown. They released the boy to his mother.

Burglary:

• A man reported at 7:09 p.m. Thursday that someone entered his trailer through a porch window earlier in the day.

Vandalism:

• At 11:14 p.m. Thursday, a woman reported a double-pain apartment window was broken near Douglas Highway. Damage was estimated at $500.

• A man reported at 7:30 a.m. Friday that some freshly poured concrete was damaged near Gastineau Avenue downtown. Damage was estimated at $300.

• A man reported at 4:45 p.m. Friday near Mount Roberts Road $500 worth of vandalism to two windows on a 1987 International bus.

Vehicle accidents:

• At 12:31 p.m. Thursday, a truck rented by a man, 50, of Washington state, struck a building housing a business on Glacier Highway. Damage to the building was estimated at $500. Damage to the truck was estimated at $100.

• No injuries were reported in an accident at 4:01 p.m. Thursday on Lee Smith Drive near the airport when a buss allegedly struck a Plymouth. Both vehicles sustained an estimated $200 in damage.

• Police cited a man, 53, after the 1991 Chevrolet Blazer he was driving allegedly struck as 2003 Volkswagen Jetta at 10:12 a.m. Friday at Egan Drive and Willoughby Avenue downtown. Damage to the Blazer was estimated at $50. Damage to the Jetta was estimated at $1,000.

• At 3:40 p.m. Friday near Egan Drive and the McNugget intersection, a 1987 Jeep Cherokee driven by a woman, 41, struck a 1997 Ford driven by a man, 35. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. The woman was cited for driving without a license and not keeping a safe distance, and the Jeep was impounded.

Lost property:

• A woman reported at 2:16 p.m. Thursday that she lost her black purse Monday night downtown.

• A woman reported at 11:20 a.m. Friday that she lost two money orders somewhere in Juneau.

Traffic stop:

• Police cited a man, 22, on a charge of driving without a license at 7:47 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Drive and Glacier Highway in the Mendenhall Valley. They released him and impounded the vehicle he was driving.

• Police arrested a man, 44, on a charge of driving without a license at 9:51 p.m. Thursday at Douglas Highway and Creek Street. They released him but impounded the vehicle she was driving.

Other:

• Police called out at 9:03 p.m. Thursday in response to a noise complaint near Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek cited a man, 60, on a charge of filing a false report with the department.

• A caller reported encountering a bear at 11:30 p.m. Friday near Churchill Way.



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