Police and Fire

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Vehicle accidents:

• Police cited a 49-year-old man on a charge of failing to maintain safe distance after an accident at 4:33 p.m. Monday at Glacier Highway and Alaway Avenue. The man, driving a 1993 Ford Explorer, struck a 2001 Dodge truck from behind. No damage estimates were available.

• A Subaru, identified only as red, struck another Subaru, identified only as blue, at 4:29 p.m. Monday at 12th Street near the Federal Building. Damage, $300, was only listed for the blue Subaru.

Hit-and-run:

• A man reported at 12:15 p.m. Monday his parked 2003 Ford Escape was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Damage to the front bumper was estimated at $300. The location of the accident was listed as the Juneau area.

Traffic stops:

• Police stopped a 50-year-old man at 10:27 p.m. Monday and cited him on a charge of driving without a valid license. Police impounded the vehicle he was driving.

Found property:

• A woman reported at 12:01 p.m. Monday that she found a boy's bike near Mendenhall Mall Road. Police picked up the bike and put it in safekeeping.

• A woman reported at 6:33 p.m. Monday that she found a small boy's bike near her Threadneedle Street residence.

Vandalism:

• A woman reported at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday that the driver's-side window of her 1993 Plymouth was broken sometime during the night in the 2100 block of Glacier Highway.

Animal encounters:

• Police responded to a bear complaint before dawn Tuesday downtown. At 3:18 a.m., an officer said he would be chasing a bear into the woods near Franklin Street and Decker Way. Ten minutes later, the officer said a bear was going through some garbage cans near a South Franklin Street business. Police also received a report at 9:58 p.m. Monday of a bear and two cubs in the area of Mendenhall Loop Road.

Other:

• Police arrested a 45-year-old woman at 10:42 p.m. Monday on a charge alleging criminal trespass on Front Street. The woman was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Crime Line:

A church was burglarized on Aug. 11 on 11th Street.

Burglars took an Apple Macintosh G4 Powerbook laptop computer valued at $3,000 and $30 in cash. They also did more than $600 in damage while breaking into three offices.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Juneau Police Department or Crime Line immediately.

If you are interested in becoming a board member of Crime Line, write P.O. Box 20141, Juneau, AK, 99802.

Crime Line is a nonprofit organization composed of a cross section of the community and is designed to aid police agencies in their investigations.

Callers are guaranteed anonymity and given a number to claim a reward of up to $1,000. If you have information on this or any other crime, call Crime Line at 586-4243 or send an e-mail to juneaucrime@yahoo.com.



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