Police & Fire

Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Drunken driving:

• Police arrested Charles H. Wheaton, 48, on charges of drunken driving and refusing a chemical test at 4:04 p.m. Monday on Nowell Avenue near Douglas. They lodged him at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and impounded the vehicle he was driving.

• Police arrested Seth Shotwell, 42, of Idaho, on a drunken driving charge at 12:36 a.m. Tuesday on Glacier Highway near the airport. They lodged him at the state prison and impounded the vehicle he was driving.

Theft:

• At 1:11 p.m. Monday, a man reported his 10-horsepower Honda outboard motor was stolen during the first two weeks of May from his boat, somewhere in Juneau. The motor was valued at $1,500.

• At 4:36 p.m. Monday, a woman reported her son's bicycle was stolen three or four weeks ago. It had been locked near Mendenhall Mall Road. Value was listed at $100.

• At 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, a black backpack was reported stolen the previous night from an unlocked vehicle near Nowell Avenue in Douglas. The backpack reportedly contained clothes, books, a knife and compact discs. The pack and the contents were valued at $350.

• At 11:49 a.m. Tuesday, a woman reported that her black and silver Nokia cellular telephone was stolen Saturday near Foster Avenue in Douglas.

Vehicle accidents:

• Police cited a man, 37, on a charge of following too closely in traffic after the 2000 Kenwood dump truck he was operating struck a 2000 Dodge Neon in the rear at 2:40 p.m. Monday on Glacier Highway in the Lemon Creek area. No injuries were reported. No damage to the dump truck was reported. Damage to the Neon was estimated at $1,500.

Disturbance:

• Police arrested a man, 41 on a charge of interfering with an officer at 10:50 p.m. Monday near South Franklin Street. They lodged him at the state prison.

Animal encounters:

• Police responded at 10:16 p.m. Monday to a report of a bear in the area of Harris and Third streets. The responding officer did not locate the bear.

Crime Line

An inflatable boat belonging to the U.S. Geological Service was stolen April 25 from the Lena Point softball field.

The blue Achilles SPD-series boat was valued at $3,000.

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.

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