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Police and Fire

Posted: Monday, August 12, 2002

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Thefts:

• Six carabiners, metal rings, were reported stolen from a Dumpster at 3:16 p.m. Saturday near Tongass Boulevard.

• A Nokia cell phone with a white faceplate was reported stolen at 11:45 a.m. Sunday near Marine Way. The phone was stolen around 1 a.m. Sunday and is valued at $250.

• A black backpack containing important research documents was reported stolen at 1:13 p.m. Sunday near Front Street. The owner said it was stolen at a downtown bar sometime Saturday night. Nothing of monetary value is in the bag, but the woman said she is eager to get the documents back.

Drugs:

• Police arrested a man, 21, for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, at 1:37 a.m. Sunday near Front Street. Alcohol was a factor.

• Police arrested a man, 19, for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance at 3:39 p.m. Sunday near Hospital Drive.

Vandalism and criminal mischief:

• A citizen was reported chasing a man who damaged his mail box at 11:40 p.m. Saturday near Trinity Street.

• A beer bottle was reported broken over the windshield of a rental vehicle at 9:09 p.m. Sunday near Front Street. The damage is estimated to be $1,000.

Underage drinking:

• Police cited a man, 20, at 8:33 a.m. Saturday near Sitka Street for underage drinking.

Vehicle accidents:

• Two utility boxes were destroyed when a 68-year-old man blacked out while he was driving, drove over a curb and into the boxes. The accident occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday near Glacier Highway.

• A blue 1979 Volkswagen bus had rolled over on Thane Road and was reported at 7:52 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived no one was in or around the vehicle. Police impounded the vehicle pending contact with the owner.

Animal encounters:

• A boy was reported shooting at a bear with a BB gun at 7 p.m. Saturday near Riverside Drive. Police said the boy thought his sister was outside and was trying to scare the bear away.

• Kids were reported at 7:10 p.m. Saturday near Hummingbird Lane in Switzer Creek chasing a bear in the park on their bicycles.

• A bear was reported inside a residence at 9:56 p.m. Saturday near Churchill Way in Lemon Creek. When police arrived no one was in the home, so police secured the doors.

• A woman reported at 12:27 p.m. Sunday near Pine Street that a she had scared a bear onto her neighbor's roof.

• A woman reported at 4:39 p.m. Sunday near West Sixth Street that three bears were a "real nuisance," "acting as if her yard is their own personal property," and that they are not afraid of humans, according to a police report. Police gave the woman the number for Fish and Game.

• Police assisted a bear trapped in an arctic entryway of a residence at 12:26 a.m. today near Glacier Highway. Police said the bear opened, then closed and managed to lock the door to the entryway behind itself. Police broke down the door with a piece of wood and got the bear out safely. The homeowners were evacuated and no one was injured.

• Bears also were reported Sunday at 7:17 a.m. near Fifth Street, 7:26 a.m. near Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, 9:17 a.m. near Sixth Street, 12:10 p.m. near Willoughby Avenue, 12:27 p.m. near Pine Street and 2:35 p.m. near West Willoughby Avenue.

• A bear was reported today at 12:33 a.m. near South Franklin Street.

Other:

• Police arrested a boy, 14, at 10:24 p.m. Sunday near Long Run road after he was reported to be jumping on vehicles in the area. He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and lodged at the Johnson Youth Center.

Alcohol-related calls: 3.

Drug-related calls: 2 .



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