Northwest Digest

Posted: Monday, July 18, 2005

Customer runs over tire shop employee

FAIRBANKS - A customer backed his minivan over a tire shop employee checking the pressure in the vehicle's tires.

Robert Inglis, 26, was rushed Saturday to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. He was kept at the hospital for observation.

Inglis was checking the tire pressure on a minivan operated by Milenko Pavlovic, 74.

"The driver did not know he was back there, and he subsequently reversed over the guy," Officer Jim Gibson said.

The accident occurred at about 12:20 p.m. at the Third Avenue store.

Kayakers report shots

JUNEAU - Juneau police responded to a report of shots being fired Saturday afternoon at two kayakers near Bridget Cove.

As of Sunday evening, no one had been arrested and the investigation was continuing. The identities of the kayakers were unknown at presstime.

"(Juneau police) did make sure everyone was okay, and we tried to assist everybody," Juneau Police Department officer Kim Horn said. "They weren't able to locate anybody else in the area."

No one could be reached Sunday at the troopers' Juneau office. The Ketchikan dispatch center confirmed that troopers responded to the incident but had no further information.

The two kayakers - a man and a woman - were not injured. They fled to Sunshine Cove after the incident, according to Christine Tolman, who was at the beach.

"I talked to them for five minutes as they were getting their gear on," she said. "They were pretty shook up, and I would be shook up too. It was pretty scary."



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