POLICE AND FIRE

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Thefts:

About 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, a girl, 14, was arrested at Juneau Drug for fourth-degree theft and concealment of merchandise. She was released to her father.

Shortly before noon Tuesday, a woman, 26, was arrested at SuperBear for concealment of merchandise. She was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $500 bail.

Shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, a woman, 23, reported the theft of a gray speaker box from her vehicle on Fritz Cove Road.

About 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man, 19, reported the theft of two speakers and 35 compact discs from her vehicle while it was parked near Auke Bay harbor.

About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a woman, 33, reported the theft of her green, 21-speed bike from in front of her residence on Hayes Way.

Vehicle accidents:

Shortly before midnight Tuesday, police and emergency medical technicians responded to a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Egan Drive and Riverside Drive. A man, 28, driving a 1989 Dodge truck, was cited for unsuitable speed and for driving without a valid operator's license. A 2000 Ford Explorer driven by a man, 55, sustained $3,000 damage.

Firefighters responded shortly before 1 a.m. today to a report of a motor vehicle accident near Fred Meyer. No vehicle was found.

Fires:

About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to an alarm at the State Office Building. It was a false alarm, canceled while they were en route to the scene.

About 8 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to an alarm at 222 Front Street. The cause of the alarm was a pulled station. There was no fire.

Animal encounters:

Shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday, a citizen reported there was a bear in her yard on West 11th Street Sunday and Monday night. The bear got into her garbage and tore down a fence. She was advised to store her garbage in the garage.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, a caller reported a bear on the P-2 level of the State Office Building's parking garage. Officers were unable to locate the bear.

About 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, a woman, 47, reported a bear was eating the cat food at her residence on Mendenhall Loop Road. The bear left the area without confrontation.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, a caller told police a bear was trying to eat garbage on Churchill Way.

Shortly after midnight Tuesday, police received a report of a bear on a porch in a trailer court in Lemon Creek.

Crime Line

Juneau Crime Line Inc. is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the rightful owner of a gold nugget.

On July 26, the Juneau Police Department took possession of a large, uniquely-shaped nugget. The nugget was recovered from a young woman who was attempting to sell it in downtown Juneau. The seller was unable to prove ownership or provide any information about the origin of the nugget.

If you have information on this case or any crimes recently reported, call Crime Line at 586-4243. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and given a number to use when claiming a reward of up to $1,000. E-mail messages may be sent to juneaucrimeline@yahoo.com.



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