Police and Fire

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Thefts:

• At 8:30 p.m. Monday, a green Huffy mountain bike was reported stolen near Berners Avenue.

• Two parking signs were reported stolen at Fourth and Franklin streets at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Hit-and-run:

• At 4:49 p.m. Monday, a 1992 Cadillac reportedly sustained damage to its rear quarter panel in a hit-and-run accident at Distin Avenue.

Vehicle accidents:

• At 3:40 p.m. Monday, a Dodge van was involved in an accident with a Pontiac at Third Street in Douglas. No injuries were reported.

• At 9:48 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to an accident on Egan and Riverside Drives that reportedly left a 1998 Dodge Neon with an estimated $1,000 damage and a Ford pickup truck with no damage.

Vandalism:

• At 1:16 p.m. Monday, police received a report stating that a tire on a van was slashed sometime late Sunday or early Monday near Behrends Avenue.

Underage drinking:

• Police cited a 19-year-old man for underage drinking at 4:22 p.m. Monday near James Boulevard.

• Police cited a 19-year-old woman for underage drinking near Gastineau Avenue at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday.

• Police cited a 15-year-old boy for underage drinking near Postal Way at 3:23 a.m. Tuesday.

Animal complaints:

• A bear was reported getting into garbage at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday near Stephen Richards Memorial Drive, in an area where a bear had been reported at 10:41 Monday. Police also received complaints of a bear getting into the trash in the Birch Lane area at 11:08 p.m. Monday and bears walking in the area of Sitka Street at 12:26 a.m. Tuesday and Bressee Street at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday.

Other:

• At 4:06 p.m. Monday, police arrested Nelson Billy Deschene, 34, on a warrant charging him with 10 counts of first-degree sexual assault of a minor and 10 counts of second-degree sexual assault of a minor. An indictment on the charges had been returned Monday. Deschene was taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center where he was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Crime Line

About $3,200 worth of equipment was stolen from Adair-Kennedy track July 4.

The equipment included a red and black generator, a hand blower and a push blower. Extension cords and gas cans were among other items taken.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Juneau Police Department or Crime Line immediately.

If you are interested in becoming a board member of Crime Line, write P.O. Box 20141, Juneau, AK 99802.

Crime Line is a nonprofit organization composed of a cross section of the community and is designed to aid police agencies in their investigations. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and given a number to claim a reward of up to $1,000. If you have information on this or any other crime, call Crime Line at 586-4243 or send an e-mail to juneaucrime@yahoo.com.



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