Police and Fire

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Drunken driving:

Police arrested Samuel Joseph St. Clair, 25, on a charge of drunken driving at 1 a.m. Tuesday at Mendenhall Loop Road and Mint Way. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center, and police impounded the vehicle.

Thefts:

• A man reported about $130 stolen from an unsecured money box at 1:22 p.m. Monday near Hospital Drive.

• Police cited a man, 39, on a charge of concealing merchandise at 2:41 p.m. Monday at a Glacier Highway business. He was released.

• A blue 1984 Mazda was reported stolen at 5:06 p.m. Monday near Amalga Street. No value for the car was listed.

• A blue and silver Huffy bicycle was reported stolen at 5:27 p.m. Monday near Foster Avenue. The bike was valued at $179.

• Early Tuesday, two thefts were reported from vehicles parked near Thunder Mountain Road. At 6:22 a.m., a man reported the theft of about 20 cassette tapes, covering a range of genres from classical to 1950s and 1960s rock. At 6:45 a.m., a man reported his car had been rifled the previous night, and a set of keys was stolen.

Traffic accidents:

• At 1:23 p.m. Monday, a woman informed police that she had struck a dog with her Dodge pickup truck the previous Tuesday on Taku Boulevard. She said the accident caused $600 damage to her pickup truck.

Vandalism:

• A 1999 Volkswagen Beetle was reported scratched with a key at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday near Distin Avenue.

Animal complaints:

• A bear was reported getting into trash at 10:45 a.m. Monday near North Douglas Highway. Other bears were seen Monday at 4:01 p.m. near Churchill Way and at 9:23 p.m. near Glacier Highway in the Lemon Creek area.

• Tuesday, bears were reported getting into trash at 6:09 a.m. near Stephen Richards Memorial Drive and at 9:27 a.m. near Mitchell Way, where the trash had been put out for collection. A bear also was seen at 6:51 a.m. near Kimberly Street at Diane Road.

Crime Line

Vandalism discovered Monday morning around a cruise ship dock on South Franklin Street was the latest and most serious event in a series of vandalism and car rifling crimes reported to Juneau Police during the last month.

Items stolen from vehicles have included stereo units, speakers, radios and compact discs. Vandalized vehicles have been left with broken windows, dents from rocks and paint-surface scratches left by keys.

The South Franklin Street vandalism spree included the windshield and widows of a van being smashed and hydraulic lines to a forklift being cut. Property damage and theft went beyond the vehicles, with three life rings and an orange barrel barricade reported stolen.

The total loss of stolen and damaged property in such incidents during the last month has exceeded $15,000.

Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to contact the Juneau Police Department or Crime Line immediately.

If you are interested in becoming a board member of Crime Line, write P.O. Box 20141, Juneau, AK 99802.

Crime Line is a nonprofit organization composed of a cross section of the community and is designed to aid police agencies in their investigations. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and given a number to claim a reward of up to $1,000. If you have information on this or any other crime, call Crime Line at 586-4243 or send an e-mail to juneaucrime@yahoo.com.



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