Police and Fire

Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Thefts:

• A paint sprayer was reported stolen from a residence at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday near Glacier Highway.

• A wallet containing $150 and credit cards was reported stolen at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday near Shell Simmons Drive.

• A cell phone was reported stolen at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday from South Franklin Street. The phone was stolen from a vehicle.

• A chrome Ripline bike was reported stolen at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday near Crest Street and Airport Boulevard.

• About $600 was reported stolen at 8 p.m. Tuesday near Marine Way.

Vandalism and criminal mischief:

• A vehicle tire was reported flattened by vandals at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday near Sunshine Cove.

Animal encounters:

• Two bear cubs were struck and killed by a vehicle around 10 p.m. Monday near Glacier Highway and Sherwood Avenue. Police did not know the type of vehicle that struck the bears and did not have any information available about the driver. However, police said the driver was the person who reported the accident to police.

The bears were removed from the road after officers from the Department of Fish and Game were called. Later the sow and another cub were located up a tree in the area.

Neil Barten, area biologist with Fish and Game, was out of town and unavailable for comment on what happened to the surviving bears.

• Bears were reported Tuesday at 9:46 a.m. near Gastineau Avenue, 10:08 a.m. near Second Street, 1:19 p.m. near Glacier Spur, 1;40 p.m. near Shell Simmons Drive, 5:20 p.m. near Third Street and Gold Street, 5:40 p.m. near North Franklin Street, 5:42 p.m. near Third Street and North Franklin Street, 5:47 p.m. near Main Street, 9:06 p.m. near Stephen Richards Memorial Drive and 9:43 p.m. near Stephen Richards Memorial Drive.

A bear was reported today at 2:59 a.m. near Delta Drive.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

Crime Line

Juneau Crime Line Inc. is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or people responsible for stealing several fishing reels stolen from a vehicle in the Safeway parking lot. The reels include two Shimano TLD 15s, two Shimano TLD 20s, a Shimano Triton GT and a Shimano Speedmaster. The total estimated value of the reels is $800.

If you have information on this or any other crime, call Crime Line at 586-4243. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and given a number to use when claiming a reward of up to $1,000.



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