Police and Fire

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Thefts:

• An undisclosed amount of money was reported stolen at 10:48 a.m. Tuesday near Shell Simmons Drive. The money was stolen from an unattended purse.

Vandalism and criminal mischief:

• A 1998 brown Ford was reported egged at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday near Marsha Avenue.

Vehicle accidents:

• Police cited a man, 27, for failure to maintain a safe distance following a two-vehicle accident at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday near outbound Egan Drive and the McNugget intersection.

A 1995 Ford Escort, driven by the man, struck a 2002 Mazda truck, driven by a woman, 44, while it was stopped at a red light. The Ford sustained $3,000 in damage and the truck sustained $1,000 in damage.

Hit-and-run incidents:

• A blue Ford Aerostar was reported struck by an unknown vehicle at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday from Cinema Drive. Damage is estimated to be $2,500.

Other:

• Police cited a man, 19, for being a minor on licensed premises at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday near South Franklin Street. Police responded to the scene for a tobacco violation.

• Police arrested a man, 41, on an outstanding warrant at 8:49 a.m. Tuesday near Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek. The warrant charges that he failed to pay fines and failed to comply with the conditions of his release. A woman, 40, also was arrested at the scene on a warrant charging she also failed to pay fines and failed to comply with the conditions of her release.

Crime Line

Juneau Crime Line Inc. is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or people responsible for stealing a painting Oct. 9 from a residence on Pioneer Avenue. The painting is described as "bronze looking," set in Jerusalem, containing the image of a peacock, cobblestones and wise men. The painting is held in an old, rustic frame and is valued at $3,000.

A $1,000 reward is being offered in addition to that offered by Crime Line.

If you have information on this or any other crime, call Crime Line at 586-4243. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and given a number to use when claiming a reward of up to $1,000.



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