Police and fire

Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

About 9 p.m. Monday, Shane Sewell, 26, was arrested on Douglas Highway for drunken driving and for refusal to take a breath test. He was transported to and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Shortly before 1 a.m. today, Larry M. Nelson, 45, was arrested for drunken driving and for driving with a blood-alcohol level over 0.10 percent. He was lodged at the state prison. The vehicle he had been driving was released to a licensed passenger.

Thefts, lost/found items:

Shortly after noon Monday, a woman, 64, reported two vehicles broken into on Commercial Boulevard. A stereo was taken from one vehicle, and the entire dashboard was removed from the other.


Shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, police observed a fight in Pocket Park. A man, 34, was arrested for disorderly conduct. He was lodged at state prison. Another man, 38, was arrested for disorderly conduct and released. Alcohol was involved in the encounter.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, a man, 53, was arrested in the Mendenhall Valley for domestic violence assault and for interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime. He was lodged at state prison.

Vehicle accidents:

Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, a Plymouth van operated by a man, 35, sustained approximately $3,000 damage. The man was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic on Glacier Highway. A Ford truck sustained about $800 damage. A passenger was transported by private vehicle to Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment. Police also arrested a man, 35, on three outstanding police warrants.


About 9:30 a.m. Monday, a man, 24, reported his vehicle was the victim of a hit-and-run incident over the weekend. The vehicle sustained a damaged door. The precise location of the collision was not given.


At 4 p.m. Monday, a man, 38, was cited and released for trespass at a downtown business. He was transported to Juneau Recovery Hospital and left in their care.

Animal encounters:

Police said today that a bear briefly entered residences at Switzer Village Mobile Home Park on Sunday evening. The bear did not penetrate the main portions of the two trailers, but walked into the arctic entries -- and left when shouted at. Also on Sunday, a bear destroyed a garbage shed in the vicinity of Evergreen Cemetery. That bear seemed unafraid of humans.

About 1 p.m. Monday, police received a report of a bear in the area of Trafalgar Avenue in the Mendenhall Valley.

About 11:30 p.m. Monday, a bear was reported getting into garbage in the area of the Mount Roberts Tram plaza.

Shortly after midnight, police received a report of a bear walking by the Marine Park garage. The bear was not being aggressive.

Shortly after midnight, police received a report of a bear eating garbage on Behrends Avenue.

About 1:30 a.m. today, police received a report of a bear eating trash from a Dumpster on South Franklin Street.

Warrant arrests:

Shortly before midnight Monday, police arrested a man, 29, at the Rendezvous for being drunk on a licensed premises and on an outstanding police warrant for noncompliance with court-ordered substance-abuse treatment course. He was lodged at state prison.

Shortly after midnight, a man, 39, was arrested at a business on Front Street on an outstanding police warrant for failure to pay fines and comply with conditions of probation. He was lodged at state prison.


Shortly before 2 a.m. today, a man, 18, was cited on North Douglas Highway for driving without a valid license. He was released at the scene. The vehicle was left legally parked.

Domestic violence calls: 1.

Alcohol-related calls: 6.

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