Police and Fire

Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2001

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:


A 19-year-old man was arrested for theft at 12 p.m. Friday on South Franklin Street. He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

A 67-year-old man reported his Honda outboard motor was stolen sometime in the last two months from Switzer area. The motor is valued at $300.

A citizen reported a gold and diamond engagement ring was stolen from a home on Thunder Mountain Road sometime before 10 a.m. Friday.

Underage drinking:

A 19-year-old man and three 18-year-old men were arrested for underage drinking at 11 p.m. Friday at 33 Mile Glacier Highway, then released.

A 19-year-old man, 18-year-old man, two 15-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl were arrested for underage drinking at 2:45 a.m. Saturday in downtown Juneau, then released.

Vehicle accidents:

A car rear-ended another car at 12:30 p.m. Friday on Vanderbilt Way, causing $1,000 damage to the first car and $3,000 damage to the second. The 18-year-old man driving the first car was cited for going to fast for the road conditions.

A Ford truck hit a Chevy truck at 12:45 p.m. Friday on Vanderbilt Way, totaling the Ford and causing $5,000 damage to the Chevy. The 31-year-old woman driving the Ford was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for a minor head injury. After she was released she was cited for failure to maintain a safe distance.

A pickup failed to yield on Douglas Highway, causing a car to hit it at 2 p.m. Friday. The accident did $1,000 damage to the pickup and $500 damage to the car. The 46-year-old woman driving the pickup was cited for failing to yield. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

A car backed out of a driveway on Old Glacier Highway near Craig Street in front of a passing car and was hit at 3 p.m. Friday. The accident did $2,500 total damage. The 51-year-old man driving the first car was cited for failing to yield.

A car rear-ended a bus on Willoughby at 11 a.m. Friday, causing $4,000 damage to the car and $1,000 to the bus. The 35-year-old man driving the car was cited for driving with a suspended license and failing to maintain a safe distance. The 36-year-old woman who lent him the car was also cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.

Hit and run:

A sport utility vehicle sustained $3,000 damage to the front and rear of the passenger side in a hit and run accident on Glacier Highway near the high school at 11 a.m. Friday.

Animal encounters:

A bear was reported in the Lemon Creek area at 12 a.m. Saturday.


Gas being carried in the back of a pickup truck spilled on Willoughby Way about 5 p.m. Friday. The Department of Environmental Conservation and fire department responded to the scene.

Illegal fireworks were seized for destruction at 11:45 p.m. Friday near Eagle Beach.

Alcohol-related calls: 2.

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