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Police and Fire

Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Theft:

• A man reported at 9:36 a.m. Tuesday that his daughter's purse was stolen near Glacier Avenue. Police recovered the purse and a wallet that it contained, but $67 and a silver Nokia cellular telephone were gone.

• A parking pass was reported stolen from a vehicle at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday somewhere in Juneau.

• Roofing materials were reported stolen at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday near Churchill Way in Lemon Creek. The value was unknown.

Vehicle accidents:

• At 9:03 a.m. Tuesday, a Chevrolet Blazer backed in to a 1997 Ford truck near West Willoughby Avenue. Damage to the Blazer was estimated at $800. Damage to the Ford was estimated at $1,200.

Hit and run:

• A man reported at 8:09 p.m. Monday that a green Geo Metro struck a fence near Stephen Richards Memorial Drive and left the area.

• A woman reported at 11:16 a.m. Tuesday that her 1986 Pontiac Fierro was struck by an unknown vehicle Sunday night near Glacier Highway. The paint reportedly was scratched on the front end.

Lost property:

• A woman reported at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday that she lost her small black backpack-type purse last week near Sandy Beach

Found property:

• At 1:53 p.m. Monday, a man brought a red Huffy Stone Mountain bike into the police department, saying he found it on Glacier Avenue.

• A man turned a knife over to police at 5:50 p.m. Monday. He said he found the knife near Douglas Highway.

Animal encounters:

• A female bear and two cubs were seen at 12:31 p.m. Monday walking in the area of the Gold Creek Flume trail.

Crime Line

The Auke Bay Harbor Master reported on March 17 that two coin-operated machines for the showers were stolen from the harbor building.

The total value of the EP-5 Secure Coin wall mount devices was about $2,000. An undetermined amount of change also was taken from the coin machines.

Between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. that day, two people were seen in the area of the men's and women's showers. They were dressed in baggy clothing with hoods and baseball caps. Their facial features were covered.

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, please 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: Increase your personal safety by avoiding dangerous situations. Trust your instincts. Don't trust suspicious people, cars or situations. Report them immediately to police.



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