Local Briefs

Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2002

Man charged in airport theft

JUNEAU - Juneau police officers arrested an Alaska Airlines employee at 7 a.m. Friday for allegedly taking money out of an airline passenger's purse.

Alphonso Barrill, 51, was searching the purse at the screening checkpoint at the Juneau Airport when he allegedly took the money, according to police.

Barrill was arrested for theft and taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. An investigation is continuing.

Woman with special needs seeks lost cat

JUNEAU - A cat that is a companion for a Mendenhall Valley woman with special needs is missing.

Tigger, a long-haired orange cat, was lost about three weeks ago from the Coho Apartments off Mendenhall Loop Road, according to Stacey Morales, a Meals-on-Wheels driver. The cat doesn't have a collar and has had both sets of claws removed as not to hurt its owner, who is housebound and disabled.

"It's a very special cat," Morales said. "It's a therapy-type cat."

Anyone with information about Tigger is asked to call 790-4861.

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