Police and fire

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2000

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

Driving while intoxicated:

Sandra Firestack, 40, was arrested about 3 a.m. Saturday for driving while intoxicated on Douglas Highway near Lawson Creek. She was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Thefts, lost/found items:

A man, 46, reported about 9 a.m. Friday his dark blue Mercury Marine outboard (worth $600) and four black halibut rods and Penn reels ($1,000 total) were stolen from the back of his truck while it was parked at a grocery store.

About 11 a.m. Friday, a woman, 32, reported two small boys' bikes missing from her yard on Wren Drive. One is red; the other is blue with training wheels.

About noon Friday, police took into safekeeping a girls' blue/green Huffy bike found on Short Court.

A woman, 40, reported about 4:30 p.m. Friday her fanny pack was stolen on the ferry Taku somewhere between Ketchikan and Wrangell. The pack contained $20 in American money and $500 in Canadian money.

About 7 p.m. Friday, a tourist from Spain reported the theft of his wallet from the lobby of the Alaskan Hotel. The wallet contained $400, a credit card and his passport.

Vehicle accidents:

About 8 a.m. Friday, a woman, 42, operating a Chevy pickup struck a woman, 26, on a bicycle on Glacier Highway. The bike sustained about $100 damage. There were no injuries.

Medic One (the downtown fire station's ambulance crew) responded about 9:30 a.m. Friday to an accident on Douglas Highway near John and David Streets. Two vehicles, a Mercury and a Mazda, were involved. One man, 64, was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment. A girl, 27, was treated at the scene.

Police received a report about 3 a.m. Saturday of a single-car, rollover accident involving a Subaru GL at 26 Mile Glacier Highway. No one was at the scene when police arrived. The Subaru suffered about $6,000 damage. The accident is under investigation.

About 7:30 p.m. Friday, a blue Dodge Caravan operated by a boy, 15, struck a building on Tongass Boulevard. The boy, who had an instruction permit, was accompanied by his mother, 54, The vehicle sustained about $2,000 damage. The building sustained about $10,000 damage.


A woman, 39, reported about 10 a.m. Friday that on June 3 her blue Honda Civic was hit in the parking lot of Fred Meyer. Damage was done to the passenger side doors and rear panel.

About 5 p.m. Friday, a man, 20, reported his vehicle had been hit sometime during the past two weeks at an unknown location. Damage estimated at $2,000.


About 4 p.m. Friday, a man, 45, reported construction vehicles sustained broken windows while parked overnight at the ball field at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

Animal encounters:

Police received a report of a bear at the entrance to Cope Park around 7 a.m. Friday. A bear was again in that area about 2:43 p.m. Friday.

Police received a report of a bear in the Switzer Village/Glacier Highway area around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

About 10 p.m. Friday, police received a complaint of a bear getting into garbage near Kanat'a Street.


A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Sitka airlifted a passenger from the cruise ship Norwegian Sky in Sitka Sound at 4:30 a.m. Friday. A woman, 56, was suffering from internal bleeding. An ambulance took her to Sitka Community Hospital.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, a woman, 19, was cited on Egan outbound near the McNugget intersection for driving without a valid operator's license.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

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