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Police & Fire

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2003

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Thefts:

• At 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a laptop computer and a video game console were reported stolen from a sailboat in Harris Harbor.

• At 6:03 a.m. Thursday, a black backpack containing compact discs, a compact disc player and paperwork were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the area of Mendenhall Boulevard.

• At 6:25 a.m. Thursday, a compact disc case and makeup bag were reported stolen from a locked vehicle in the area of Mendenhall Boulevard.

• At 7:51 a.m. Thursday, a man reported the theft of cash downtown. No other information was available.

• At 9:11 a.m. Thursday, a speaker and compact discs in a soft case were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the area of Wood Duck Avenue.

• At 9:17 a.m. Thursday, a woman reported the theft of a backpack containing cash, a cashier's check and a plane ticket near Shell Simmons Drive. The backpack was later recovered without the cash, check or ticket.

• At 10:09 a.m. a 15-year-old boy was arrested for shoplifting downtown and released to his mother.

Underage drinking:

• An 18-year-old woman was cited for underage drinking at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Glacier Avenue.

Hit-and-run:

• At 9:04 a.m. Thursday, police were told that a black Jeep Cherokee had been struck by an unknown vehicle Wednesday afternoon on West Willoughby Avenue.

Vehicle accidents:

• At 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, a parked 1996 Mazda was struck by a 2001 Chevy Suburban at Vintage Boulevard. Damage to the Mazda was estimated at $200.

Vandalism:

• A Capital Transit bus was reported vandalized near Mendenhall Loop Road and Wren Drive at 2:34 p.m. Wednesday. No permanent damage was reported to the bus.

Animal complaints:

• Police received a report of a group of kids following a bear near Glacier Highway at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday. An officer verbally warned the children against their actions, and the bear returned to the woods. Also Wednesday, bears were reported roaming the areas of Trinity Drive at 12:29 p.m. and Hayes Way at 12:53 p.m. Bears were reported Wednesday getting into garbage at Ferndale Street at 9:45 p.m. and Glacier Highway in the Lemon Creek area at 10:07 p.m.

• On Thursday, a bear was reported getting into unsecured garbage cans on Second Street at 1:32 a.m., and a large bear was reported going through unsecured trash cans in the area of Stephen Richards Memorial Drive at 1:44 a.m. Police also took a report of a bear getting into trash in that area at 5:05 a.m., and a bear reportedly was getting into garbage cans near Nancy Street at 10:15 a.m. At 4:02 a.m., two bears were reported to have come and gone in the area of Stephen Richards Memorial Drive. A bear also was reported wandering in the area of Bradley Street in Douglas at 3:11 p.m.



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