Police and Fire

Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

• Michael Bernstein, 24, of Massachusetts, was arrested for drunken driving at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday near South Franklin Street. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

• Charles Baptiste, 44, was arrested for drunken driving at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday near Sixth Street and East Street after his vehicle struck a fire hydrant. He also was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, refusal to submit to a breath test and failure to give immediate notice of an accident. He was lodged at the state prison. No injuries were reported.

• Nathan Howard, 25, was arrested for felony drunken driving at 12:52 a.m. today near 2.5 mile of Glacier Highway. He also was charged with driving with a revoked driver's license. He was lodged at the state prison.


• Police arrested a man, 46, for domestic violence assault at 4:53 a.m. Tuesday in the downtown area. Police believe alcohol was a factor in this incident. He was lodged at the state prison.


• A men's Dickies shoulder bag was reported stolen at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday near 12th Street and Irwin Street.

Underage drinking:

• Police cited a man, 19, for a minor driving a vehicle after drinking and underage drinking at 1:50 a.m. today near St. Ann's Avenue. He was released later.

Vehicle accidents:

• A police officer was uninjured in a one-vehicle accident at 1:06 a.m. Saturday near Mendenhall Loop Road. The officer was responding to a report of a disturbance behind the Mendenhall Mall. The officer was turning right from Egan Drive onto Mendenhall Loop Road and his vehicle hit a puddle of water and hydroplaned. The vehicle crossed Mendenhall Loop and drove into the opposite ditch. The vehicle then struck two trees, sustaining $8,000 in damage.

• Police cited a woman, 21, for failure to yield when making a left turn following a two-vehicle accident at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday near Shell Simmons Drive and Lee Smith Drive. A 1986 Honda, driven by the woman, struck a 1987 Plymouth, driven by a man, 69. The Honda sustained $1,500 in damage and the Plymouth sustained $500.

Animal encounters:

• A bear cub was struck and killed while attempting to cross the street at 7:30 a.m. today near North Douglas Highway. The cub was struck by an older model flatbed truck.

• Bears were reported Tuesday at 2:26 a.m. near Coogan Drive, 3:17 a.m. near Garnet Street, 10:45 a.m. near Calhoun Street, 11:41 a.m. near Poplar Avenue and Columbia Boulevard, 12:41 p.m. near Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, 1:33 p.m. near Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, 11:12 p.m. near Kanat'a Street and 11:46 p.m. near Cedar Drive.

Domestic violence calls: 1.

Alcohol-related calls: 5.

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