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Police and fire blotter

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2000

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

Thefts, lost/found items:

About 10 a.m. Thursday, a man, 50, was placed under citizen's arrest for theft of city property on South Franklin Street.

About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a man, 41, reported his blue 18-speed Trek touring bicycle was stolen June 17 from Nowell Avenue. The bike has blue REI saddle bags attached over the rear wheel. Estimated value is $100.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, a girl, 18, reported her maroon handbag with gold stripes was stolen from her unlocked vehicle parked at Big KMart. The handbag contained $130 cash, $200 in travelers checks and various personal items.

About 11 a.m. Thursday, a man, 27, brought a green backpack he found on June 21 at Fred Meyer to the police department for safekeeping.

About noon Thursday, police took into safekeeping a green Motiv mountain bike found at the car wash on Old Dairy Road.

Animal encounters:

About 7 a.m. Thursday, police received a report of a bear getting into an unsecured Dumpster at Alderwood Apartments on Stephen Richards Memorial Drive.

About 7:30 a.m. Thursday, police received a report of two bears walking in the area of Glacierview Condos on Mendenhall Loop Road. They may have been a sow and her cub.

About 12:30 a.m. today, police received a report of a young black bear in the area of a trailer court on Mendenhall Loop Road.

Warrant arrests:

About 9:30 a.m. Thursday, a boy, 18, was arrested in West Juneau on an outstanding Alaska State Troopers warrant to detain him at the nearest juvenile detention facility. He was lodged at Johnson Youth Center.

About 11 a.m. Thursday, a man, 19, was arrested on an outstanding troopers warrant charging failure to comply with court-ordered sentencing. He was transported to and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Underage drinking:

About 3 a.m. this morning, police investigated suspicious activities near an automatic teller machine on Mendenhall Mall Road and issued citations to two boys, 15 and 16 years old, for minor consuming.

Fires:

Capital City Fire & Rescue responded about 10 a.m. Thursday to a fire alarm at the Montessori School in Douglas. The cause of the false alarm was a ``malicious pulled station'' -- that is, apparently a mischievous child pulled the alarm.

About 1 p.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to a false alarm at the Alaska Office Building.

Other:

The cruise ship Regal Princess spotted a boat hull floating 18 miles south of Yakutat on Thursday, and alerted the Coast Guard. A jet and helicopter were scrambled to the apparent emergency, and the cutter Sweetbriar also headed for the site. A rescue diver dove on the boat, and found a tree impaling the pilot house, but no one aboard. Investigation showed the boat was the Traveler II, a 38-foot Canadian fishing vessel that went down April 30 in Douglas Entrance. All hands were rescued then. The vessel had drifted nearly 400 miles since it sank, the Coast Guard estimated.

About 4 a.m. today, a man, 21, was issued a citation at a trailer court on Stephen Richards Memorial Drive for driving while his operator's license was not in force. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.



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