Police and fire blotter

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

At about 2 a.m. today, Ryan Merritt, 25, was arrested for drunken driving on Foster Avenue. A woman in the car, 20, was arrested for assaulting a police officer, interfering with a police officer and underage drinking. Both were taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.


At about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, a man, 35, reported that a 17-year-old boy had shot his 13-year-old son in the leg with a BB gun on Northwood Drive. Police are investigating.


At about 8 a.m. Saturday, a man, 45, reported that a number of items were stolen from outside of his Crowhill Drive home. A backpack, a fishing reel, sunglasses and a first aid kit were all missing.

At about 1 p.m. Saturday, a man, 50, reported that a small sailboat, worth about $1,200, had been stolen from a private dock off Fox Farm Trail.

At about 5 p.m. Saturday, a 12-year-old girl was arrested for shoplifting at Juneau Drug. The girl was taken home and released to a relative.

At about 8:30 p.m., a woman reported that her 17-year-old daughter's wallet was stolen from a laundry in the Mendenhall Valley.


At about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police cited and released two men, 40 and 30, for smoking marijuana downtown.

Vandalism and criminal mischief:

Shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, a 70-year-old man reported his Brady Place mailbox had been smashed overnight. At about 1 p.m. Saturday, a similar report was taken from a Muir Street home.

At about 10 p.m. Sunday, police arrested a 43-year-old man on Front Street for disorderly conduct. He was taken to state prison.

Underage drinking:

At about 11 p.m. Sunday, a woman, 20, was cited for underage drinking in the parking lot of the Glacier Valley Elementary School.

Vehicle accidents:

At about 3 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of a car hitting a deer on North Douglas Highway. The car sustained about $2,000 damage. The deer was killed.

At about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, there was a two-vehicle accident on Glacier Highway near Auke Bay. A pickup, driven by a 47-year-old man, and a car driven by a 42-year-old woman were involved. Each vehicle sustained about $1,500 in damage. Their were no injuries.

Hit-and-run incidents:

At about 11 p.m. Saturday, a man, 48, reported that his rental car had been damaged at Merchant's Wharf. The car sustained about $800 of damage.


At about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Liberty responded to a radio distress call from a small vessel, the Bear Bait. The small boat had run aground at George Rock Light in Stephens Passage. Coast Guard rescue workers patched a hole in the boat and towed it back toward Auke Bay where a 25-foot-long Coast Guard craft took over.

At about 8:30 p.m., police cited a man, 44, on South Franklin Street for violating the state's sex offender registration laws.

At about 11 a.m. Sunday, police arrested a 32-year-old man for violating a domestic protection order at about 10-mile Glacier Highway. He was taken to state prison.

There were 18 incidents involving bears in Juneau from after 7 a.m. Saturday to 11:20 p.m. Sunday. Most were ordinary sightings of non-aggressive bears. Some of the incidents were notable. At about 9 a.m. Sunday, a large black bear entered the basement of a home on Kennedy Street. It soon fled into nearby woods. At about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of kids chasing a bear through the woods near Dudley Street. The kids said they were trying to take a picture of the bear. They were issued a verbal warning. At about 10 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of a bear on top of a car on Jennifer Drive. The bear left before police arrived.

Alcohol-related calls: 4.

Drug-related calls: 1.

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