Police apprehend criminal on the lam

Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thirty-year-old Rorie Miller's attempts to run from the law came to an end Thursday morning.

Miller, who authorities warned was armed and dangerous, was wanted on charges of robbery and weapons misconduct.

Juneau police officers responded to a tip that Miller was staying at an apartment in the 1600 block of Renninger Drive. He attempted to hide in the nearby woods when he saw patrol cars in the area. Not exactly the most observant criminal on the lam, Miller returned to the apartment while officers were still there.

Ignoring repeated police commands that he was under arrest, Miller was shot with a Taser after a short pursuit on foot and was taken into custody. He was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital for removal of Taser barbs and because he was choking on a foreign substance.

At the hospital, medical personnel removed a large plastic container lodged in Miller's throat that appeared to be filled with narcotics.

While investigating this case, police also contacted and arrested 25-year-old Juneau resident Alicia Carson for violating conditions of release.

Both Miller and Carson were taken to Lemon Creek Correction Center. Additional charges are pending.

Bomb gone

An incendiary device found on a Douglas beach, later determined to be a military flare, was destroyed on Friday morning.

Members from the Fort Richardson Explosives Ordinance Disposal team arrived in Juneau Friday to destroy the flare, resulting in a loud explosion heard in the Lemon Creek area about 1 p.m. on Friday.

Police also destroyed some old military flares located in a residence on Marilyn Avenue.

When military ordinances are found it is normal procedure for police to contact the military, who in turn destroys them.

• Contact Klas Stolpe at klas.stolpe@juneauempire.com.

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