Police and fire

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials, and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Dorothy Jorgensen, 51, was arrested for drunken driving on South Franklin Street. There had been a warrant out for her arrest. She was additionally charged with reckless endangerment. She was taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

At about 12:30 a.m. today, police arrested James Gute, 32, for drunken driving after responding to a report of an accident on Threadneedle Street. Gute's vehicle sustained about $1,000 of damage after he allegedly ran into the back of a parked car that was hooked up to a tow truck. The parked car also sustained about $1,000 of damage and was considered totaled. Gute was taken to state prison.


At about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, a woman, 78, reported the theft of a table and chairs from the deck of her Salmon Creek home.

At about 11 a.m. Saturday, a woman, 45, reported that a wedding band and three other pieces of jewelry had been stolen from her Lee Smith Drive home earlier this month. There was no estimate of the value of the missing items.

Vandalism and criminal mischief:

At about 1 p.m. Saturday, police arrested a 43-year-old man for trespassing after a disturbance on South Franklin Street. The man was taken to state prison.

At about 1 p.m. Sunday, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation reported someone had caused up to $500 of damage to the soccer field at Dimond Park by driving a vehicle on the field.

Vehicle accidents:

Shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, a 35-year-old woman was cited for tailgating after a two-vehicle accident on Glacier Highway near Lemon Creek. The woman's pickup truck sustained about $2,000 of damage. The driver of the other vehicle, a 31-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries. There was no estimate of the damage done to her vehicle.


At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, two men, 18 and 20, were arrested for marijuana possession at the parking lot at the Mendenhall Glacier. They were released at the scene.


At about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of a deer struck by a vehicle at 17-mile Glacier Highway. Responding police found the deer dead. The vehicle that hit it, driven by a woman, sustained minor damage.

Police dispatchers fielded 15 bear complaints between midnight Sunday and 2 a.m. today. At about 8 p.m. Sunday, an East Street resident reported a non-aggressive bear on a porch. Another East Street resident reported a bear on his porch shortly after midnight today. At about 9:30 p.m. Sunday a Ross Way resident reported a bear getting into garbage. The bear wasn't aggressive, but didn't seemed scared of people either. At about 1:30 a.m. today, a bear was seen sitting in a yard eating garbage on West Ninth Street downtown. About 10 minutes later, there was a report of a bear eating garbage from a Dumpster on South Franklin Street. Another 10 minutes later there was a report of a bear eating garbage from a Dumpster on Distin Avenue.

Alcohol-related calls: 6.

Drug-related calls: 1.

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