Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Thefts, lost/found property:

About 2 p.m. Monday, a boy, 13, reported finding a yellow bicycle in the Lemon Creek area.

About 3 p.m. Monday, a man, 52, reported fishing equipment stolen from the area near Aaron Island about Aug. 23. The estimated value of the gear is $200.

About 4:30 p.m. Monday, a woman brought to JPD a camera bag and address book that she had found in a parking lot across from Don Abel Building Supplies. The items were placed into safekeeping.

About 5:30 p.m. Monday, a man, 33, reported the theft of his Nokia cell phone and charger from his unlocked vehicle on Aug. 15 in the Lemon Creek area. The estimated value is $115.

Vandalism and criminal mischief:

Half an hour after midnight Monday, police received a report of two tires slashed on a car parked in a driveway on Gail Avenue.

Vehicle accidents:

Police responded about 7:30 a.m. Monday to a two-vehicle, damage-only accident on Egan Drive inbound at Salmon Creek. A 1987 Toyota pickup, operated by a girl, 17, had slowed for traffic, and was rear-ended by a 1986 Volkswagen Jetta operated by a girl, 16. The Toyota sustained $1,500 damage; the Jetta, about $50 damage.

About 7:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to a two-vehicle, damage-only accident on Egan inbound at the McNugget intersection. A 1998 Honda operated by a girl, 16, was rear-ended by a 1985 Ford pickup operated by a boy, 16. The boy was cited for failure to maintain a safe distance. The Honda sustained $2,000 damage; the Ford, about $2,500.

About 3:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to an accident on Glacier Highway involving a white station wagon operated by a girl, 18, and a brown truck operated by a man, 46. There were no injuries. The girl was cited for failure to maintain a safe distance. Her vehicle sustained $3,500 damage; the truck, about $200.

A single-vehicle accident about 7:15 a.m. today resulted in an injury to a pedestrian. Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to a report of an injury to a girl, 12, near the intersection of Mendenhall Loop Road and Atlin. The vehicle was a red Durango. The girl was checked at Bartlett Regional Hospital's emergency room and released before 9:30 a.m. in good condition.

Hit-and-run incidents:

About 5:30 p.m. Monday, a man, 68, reported from the Airport Mall that his 1988 Ford Ranger had been damaged by an unknown vehicle. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

Animal encounters:

A citizen reported from Jackson Road about 7:30 a.m. Monday that a blond bear with a darker head was eating garbage.

Shortly after noon Monday, a man reported a sliver/gray black bear in the Cope Park playground. The bear briefly went into the picnic shelter to check out the garbage cans. Then it retreated into the woods.

About 10:30 p.m. Monday, a man, 31, reported a bear in the area of West Ninth Street..

About 11:30 p.m. Monday, police received a report of a bear near the Zach Gordon Youth Center.

Shortly after midnight Monday, police received a report of a bear in the garbage of the Driftwood Lodge Motel. The business owner was contacted and advised to take care of the unsecured litter.

About 6:45 a.m. today, police received a report of a bear in trash at a Fourth Street residence.


About 4:30 p.m. Monday, a woman, 25, was cited for driving on North Douglas Highway without a valid operator's license. She was released at the scene. Alcohol was involved in the incident.

Alcohol-related calls: 2.

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