Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

About 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Craig Jackson, 47, left the scene of an accident. He was then located by police officers and arrested for drunken driving. Jackson was additionally charged with reckless driving, hit-and-run, failure to report an accident and failure to give information to others involved. He was taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.


Shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday, a man, 45, reported a pair of black West Marine WM 300 7x50 binoculars in a soft, black, padded nylon case stolen from his boat in Aurora Harbor.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, a woman, 27, reported a pair of diamond earrings missing from her home in the area of the Juneau Airport.


Firefighters responded to several early morning fire alarms, all of which turned out to be false alarms -- apparently caused by the local power outage, firefighters said.

Animal encounters:

About 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, police received a report of a bear getting into the Dumpster belong to a business on Egan Drive.

About 8 p.m. Wednesday, police received a report of a bear on North Douglas Highway eating unsecured garbage. The caller was given better options for securing his garbage.

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, police received a report of a bear eating garbage in Switzer Village trailer park. The report was forwarded to Fish and Game officials.

Shortly before 5 a.m. today, police received a report of a bear eating unsecured garbage at Kodzoff I trailer park in the Mendenhall Valley.

About 6:30 a.m. today, police received a report of a bear eating out of a Dumpster on Great Western Street in Douglas.


About 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, police arrested a man, 37, at Switzer Trailer Court for criminal mischief after he broke out the window of an occupied vehicle. He was lodged at state prison.


About 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, a woman, 51, was placed under citizen's arrest for trespassing after violating a criminal trespassing letter referring to a structure on Front Street. She was transported to and lodged at state prison. Alcohol was involved in the incident.

About 1:30 a.m. today, a man, 21, was cited on Egan Drive inbound near Mendenhall Loop Road for driving while his operator's license was suspended. He was released at the scene. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

Incidents involving alcohol: 2.


On July 31, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a theft from a downtown gift shop. Stolen were a gold nugget and a gold chain. The gold nugget weighs about 2 ounces and is valued in excess of $3,000. The chain is 24 inches long, 14 kt gold with an anchor; it is valued at about $889.

Anyone with any information about this theft or other crimes are encouraged to contact JPD or Crime Line immediately. Call 586-4243. Or e-mail them at juneaucrimeline@yahoo.com.

Crime Line is a nonprofit organization designed to aid law enforcement agencies in their investigations. It offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of criminals.

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