Police and fire blotter

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

Shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, police conducted a traffic stop on Egan Drive and arrested John Earl Monahan for driving while intoxicated and for driving with a blood-alcohol level over 0.10 percent. Monahan (no age given) was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. The vehicle was released to a friend at the scene.

Thefts, lost/found items:

A man, 46, reported shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday that his daughter's cell phone was stolen last week at Juneau-Douglas High School.

A woman, 47, reported about 8 a.m. Wednesday that her red Nokia cell phone was missing. She believes she may have lost the phone during a ferry trip to Haines.

A man reported shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday that $75 had been stolen while he was taking a nap on his boat in Harris Harbor. He named a suspect.

About 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, a key ring found on Thane Road was turned in to the police station. The ring held two keys and multiple fobs. A wallet containing identification was also turned in. Attempts to contact the owner, a woman, 44, were unsuccessful.


About 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, a girl, 19, reported that a man, 43, had observed a man, 37, driving a taxi, hit a parked pickup on People's Wharf and leave the area. Police located the driver of the Toyota pickup and the taxi driver. They agreed to handle the damages civilly.

A woman, 34, reported about 7 p.m. that her vehicle was the victim of a hit-and-run while parked in the upper lot at the University of Alaska Southeast. The vehicle sustained about $545 in damage.

Animal encounters:

Shortly after 6 a.m. today, a black bear wandered into town in the vicinity of the Goldbelt Hotel, Gold Creek and the Gold Lodge Apartments. It had been wounded or had injured a right paw, police said. The bear, spooked by commuters and pedestrians, climbed a tree, where it drew even bigger crowds. Police were concerned the bear would be stressed and become unpredictable, so, about 8 a.m., they summoned biologist Neil Barton of Fish and Game to dart the bear with a tranquilizer and remove it to a safe location.

Warrant arrests:

About 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers found a man (no age given) outside a lounge on Front Street and placed him under arrest for an outstanding Alaska State Trooper warrant for failure to appear at a status hearing. He was lodged at state prison.

About 5:30 a.m. today, police arrested a man, 22, on Great Western Avenue on two outstanding JPD warrants relating to noncompliance with conditions of his probation. He was lodged at state prison.


An alarm summoned firefighters to an apartment building on Distin Avenue at 1:28 a.m. today. The alarm had been set off by burnt food. Firefighters spent only four minutes on scene -- clearing smoke from the building and resetting the alarm. There was no evacuation and no damage.


Ketchikan Fish and Wildlife troopers cited a man, 40, a resident of Kake, for sport fishing without a valid license outside of Kake on May 7. Arraignment is scheduled in Kake District Court for May 30.

After receiving reports about 1 a.m. today of an intoxicated male near Merchants Wharf, police placed a man (no age given) under arrest for disorderly concduct. He was lodged at state prison.

Domestic violence calls: 1.

Alcohol-related calls: 3.

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