Posted: Friday, September 08, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

About 9 p.m. Thursday, William Richard Helms Jr., 41, was arrested on Egan Drive outbound at the McNugget intersection for drunken driving. The vehicle he was driving was impounded. He was transported to and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Bail was set at $250.


About 3:40 a.m. today, a girl, 18, reported her purse containing miscellaneous cards and a black pager were stolen from her unlocked vehicle parked on Churchill Way sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. today. There were no leads or suspects.


About 8:30 p.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to an illegal burn on Skyward Lane. No details were available this morning.

Vehicle accidents:

Police responded about 7:30 a.m. Thursday to a three-vehicle accident on Egan Drive inbound near Salmon Creek. A Toyota Corolla driven by a man, 24, sustained $6,000 damage. A Ford Tempo driven by a woman, 55, sustained $3,000 damage. A Subaru stationwagon driven by a girl, 18, sustained $3,000 damage. The 55-year-old was treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for a neck sprain and released. Investigation of the accident continues.


Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to a report shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday to a report of a kayaking mishap in the Mendenhall River. Four local kayakers in their late teens had fallen into the water by Back Loop Bridge. They dumped one of the four kayaks in the set of rapids at Marion Drive. Eventually, all lost their kayaks. The boys were successfully rescued and did not require medical treatment. One was missing for a time, but was picked up by JPD further down the river. The Mendenhall had gained in velocity with recent rainfall, and conditions exceeded the limited experience of the kayakers, a firefighter said.

About 8:30 a.m. today the rope rescue team of Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to a request for assistance from a man camped on Mount Roberts. The man had injured his back in a fall about a week ago, and awoke today unable to travel, firefighters said. The team brought the man down, and an ambulance transported him to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Animal encounters:

About 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a resident reported two black bears attempting to get into her garbage shed Wednesday night at Switzer Village Trailer Park.

Shortly before 1 a.m. today, a citizen chased a bear from his property in the 8500 block of North Douglas Highway.

Shortly before 2 a.m. today, a non-aggressive bear was reported in the area of Johnson Youth Center.


About 11:30 a.m. Thursday, a woman, 42, was arrested in the Switzer Creek area on an outstanding Juneau Police Department $300 warrant for failure to appear at an evidentiary hearing. She was lodged at state prison.

Shortly before midnight Thursday, a man, 30, was arrested on South Franklin Street on an outstanding $2,500 JPD warrant charging failure to appear on an original charge of drunken driving. He was lodged at state prison.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

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