Police and fire blotter

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2000

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

Thefts, lost/found items:

About 6 a.m. Tuesday, a man, 50, reported a vehicle stolen on Fourth Street. The vehicle was recovered and released at the scene to the caller.

Assault:

Shortly after midnight Tuesday, police responded to the report of a domestic altercation in the Lemon Creek area. A woman, 47, was arrested for domestic violence assault. She was transported to and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Alcohol was involved in the incident.

Fires:

Capital City Fire & Rescue was summoned to Taku Smokeries about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters found a broken sprinkler pipe in the sprinkler system had set off the fire alarm. Because the broken pipe was in the boiler room, which has drains, there was no damage.

Drugs:

About 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, police found two teens at the end of Troy Avenue under suspicious circumstances. They cited a girl, 18, and a boy, 18, for misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Vehicle accidents:

About 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a woman, 23, reported that her vehicle had been struck by a woman, 28, while it was parked at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School's parking lot. The women exchanged information at the scene and planned to handle the situation civilly. Damages to the vehicles were estimated at $500.

Animal encounters:

A black bear - perhaps the same bear - was involved in two incidents downtown on Monday. One incident involved garbage put out by a new employee at Armadillo Tex-Mex Cafe on South Franklin Street. The employee didn't understand about keeping wild bruins safe from domestic garbage. The second incident, at 12:25 p.m. involved a bear eating garbage on the stairway near the Glory Hole. In both incidents, police shooed away the bear because tourists were closing in, jockeying for close-ups.

Panhandling:

About 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, police cited a man, 45, on South Franklin Street for panhandling. He was released at the scene. Alcohol was involved in the incident.

Other:

The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted a 23-year-old woman in premature labor from Angoon to Sitka on Monday morning. The woman and a health aide were taken by helicopter to Sitka. She gave birth about two hours after arriving at the SEARHC hospital.

The Coast Guard airlifted an Omaha, Neb., woman suffering from a hip fracture to Juneau on Tuesday morning. A Guard helicopter met the cruise ship Norwegian Sky near Angoon, and hoisted the 53-year-old on board. After the helicopter arrived, she was transferred by ambulance to Bartlett Regional Hospital. She was admitted to and remains in Bartlett with a fractured femur. She is in stable condition, a hospital representative said today.

Domestic violence calls: 1.

Alcohol-related calls: 2.

Drug-related calls: 1.

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 a theft reported to the Juneau Police Department on April 4. The theft occurred at a business on North Douglas Highway. Stolen from the parking lot was a white, 1985 Chevy one-ton flatbed truck. The truck was later found severely damaged. Several reports were received in regard to the truck. These reports included a hit-and-run, damage to the Marine View parking garage, and damage in a Douglas neighborhood. Damage to the hit-and-run victim vehicle is estimated at $2,500. Damage to the parking garage and the neighborhood has not been determined. Damage to the Chevy itself is estimated to be $5,000.

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.



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