Police and fire

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials and state troopers reported:

Thefts, lost/found items:

About 2:40 p.m. Monday, a citizen found and brought to the Juneau Police Department two purple Huffy mountain bikes found on Churchill Way. The bikes were placed into safekeeping.

About 5:25 p.m. Monday, a man, 55, reported finding a blue and green men's bicycle on Otter Run.


About 9 p.m. Monday, police responded to a report of a fight in Marine Park. They arrested a man, 30, for two counts of assault, one of which was assault on a police officer. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

About 10 p.m. Monday, police arrested a man, 29, in the Mendenhall Valley on three counts of domestic violence assault and one count of assault after JPD responded to the report of a domestic altercation. Alcohol was involved in the incident. The suspect was lodged at state prison.

Vehicle accidents:

About 8:30 a.m. today, police responded to a non-injury motor vehicle accident on Egan Drive outbound near the McNugget intersection. A 1979 dump truck driven by a man, 57, struck a 1992 Ford Festiva driven by a man, 66. The Festiva was totaled. The truck sustained about $1,000 in damage. The truck driver was cited for failure to maintain a safe distance.

Animal encounters:

About 3:30 a.m. Monday, a bear was observed trying to get into garbage at a Lemon Creek trailer park. The bear was not being aggressive.

Shortly before 8 a.m. Monday, police received a report of a bear in the area of Hemlock Street on the porch of a resident.

Warrant arrests:

Shortly after 1 a.m. today, police arrested a man, 22, near the downtown police substation (between Marine Way and Shattuck Way) on an outstanding Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation. He was transported to state prison.


Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to a residential fire at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 4300 block of Mendenhall Boulevard. The initial report was that light gray smoke was coming from the eaves of a two-story, single-family home. The suspected root of the fire was a decorative torchiere lamp with a halogen bulb in a bedroom, firefighters said. Apparently a towel was draped over the lamp. The towel caught fire, dropped to the floor, and ignited carpet, a wall and door. ``I've been to four other fires involving halogen lamps, and people need to keep combustibles far, far away from them,'' said Chief Max Mielke today. The owner of the home attempted to extinguish the fire. When he could not, he closed off the room and evacuated his family. Estimated damage from the fire was $20,000. No one was injured.


A United States Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted a woman, 32, from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Alaska to Sitka on Monday night. The woman was aboard the Jubilee when she became ill. The ship's captain requested assistance from the Coast Guard about 9 p.m. By 11:35, the woman was in Sitka, being transferred to Sitka Community Hospital. She was admitted and was still a patient this morning, but the nurse manager said she could not discuss her condition.

About 8 p.m., a woman, 19, was cited for driving without a valid driver's license on Egan Drive inbound. She was released at the scene.

Domestic violence calls: 1.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

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