Police & Fire

Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:


• Two skiffs were reported stolen at 1:36 p.m. Monday from Aurora Harbor. One was later recovered.


• A 2004 Dodge truck was reported scratched by a vandal at 10:26 a.m. Tuesday in the 8500 block of Rainbow Row in the Mendenhall Valley.

• Three BBs were reported shot at a window at 10:51 a.m. Monday, causing unspecified damage in the 700 block of St. Anns Avenue in the Douglas area.

Vehicle accidents:

• A 1999 Mazda, driven by a woman, 42, reportedly struck a 1991 Dodge, driven by a man, 55, at 1:05 p.m. Monday Douglas Highway and Cordova Street. Damage was estimated at $1,500 to the Mazda and $500 to the Dodge.

• Police cited a man, 22, on charges of failing to maintain a safe distance in traffic and driving an off-road vehicle on the roadway after the motorized scooter he was driving ran into the back of a 2000 Ford, driven by a woman, 30. Damage was estimated at $500 to the Ford. No damage was reported to the scooter.

Animal encounters:

• A large black bear was reported at 9:08 p.m. Monday getting into garbage in the 6500 block of Glacier Highway in the Lemon Creek area. Bears also were reported at 7:13 p.m. Monday in the 1600 block of Renninger Street in the Lemon Creek area and at 11:40 p.m. Monday near Hayes Way in the valley.

Traffic stop:

• Police impounded a vehicle at 9:54 p.m. Monday on South Franklin Street downtown after citing the driver, a woman, 19, on a charge of driving without a license.

Lost property:

• A blue and black backpack containing clothing reportedly was found at 7:26 p.m. Monday on Second Street in the Douglas area.

Calls related to alcohol: 1.

Crime Line

A city-owned mechanical traffic counter was reported stolen on July 27 from Montgomery and Pine streets in the Lemon Creek area.

The counter, in a rectangular aluminum casing, 8 inches square, had a sticker to show it was property of the city. It was valued at $1,200.

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

Crime Line is a nonprofit organization made up of a cross-section of the community. It is designed to aid police agencies with their investigations. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and are given a number to claim rewards, which can run 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 juneaucrimeline@yahoo.com. The Crime Line Web site is http://www.juneaucrimeline.org.

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