Police & Fire

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Traffic accidents:

• A 12-year-old boy on a bicycle, attempting to cross Mendenhall Loop Road at Mendenhall Mall Road on a red light, was struck by a 2002 Honda turning right at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday. The bicyclist was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for observation. Police reported he sustained minor abrasions in the accident. Police also reported no citations were issued.

• A parked 2002 Dodge Neon was reported struck by a 1991 Ford Ranger at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday on Glacier Highway. Damage to the Dodge was estimated at $800.

Domestic violence:

• Police arrested a 34-year-old Angoon man on a domestic violence charge near Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Thefts:

• Police cited a 35-year-old woman on a charge of larceny at 12:26 p.m. Wednesday near Mendenhall Mall Road.

• At 3:16 p.m. Wednesday, a woman reported that someone entered her vehicle near Thane Road the previous night and took prescription medications, compact discs and cash.

• At 9:37 a.m. Thursday, a woman reported that a gold diamond engagement ring and gold wedding ring were stolen near West Willoughby Avenue sometime earlier in the day.

Vandalism:

• At 3:47 p.m. Wednesday, a man reported his 1996 Nissan was vandalized between 11 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday. He reported eggs had been thrown at the car, which sustained an estimated $200 in paint damage.

• Police arrested a 19-year-old man on Seward Street at 1:19 a.m. Thursday on a charge of criminal mischief. The suspect was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Forgery:

• Police arrested a 17-year-old boy near Glacier Highway at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, alleging that he had forged a check.

Underage drinking:

• Police cited three 19-year-old men for underage drinking at 12:26 a.m. Thursday near Glacier Highway at Auke Bay.

Animal complaints:

• A bear was reported getting into trash near Belardi Drive in the Lemon Creek area at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday. A bear also was reported eating trash near Glacier Highway in the Lemon Creek area at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday. Bears also were seen Wednesday near Jerry Drive at 7:25 p.m. and near Chatham Drive in the Lemon Creek area at 11:15 p.m.

Other:

• A report of an exploded can of bear repellent brought Capital City Fire and Rescue personnel to an Auke Bay-area residence at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. According to the department report, the can contained a strong pepper spray and had been on top of a hot, wood stove. When it exploded in the living area, it caused skin and eye irritation for family members. The emergency crew found them outside and rinsed their eyes and skin. No one required further medical treatment, according to the report.



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