Police and Fire

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2000

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:


About 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a man, 53, advised his Olympus digital camera was lost or stolen sometime around Sept. 29 on Distin Avenue.

About 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, a woman, 32, was cited and released for shoplifting at Big Kmart.

Warrant arrests:

Shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday, a man, 35, was arrested at a business on Mill Street on an outstanding $1,000 Juneau Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for a hearing; failure to complete 80 hours of Community Work Service; failure to pay a court-ordered fine; and failure to take a breath test. Alcohol was involved in the incident. The man was taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and lodged there.

Vehicle accidents:

About 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Stephen Richards Memorial Drive. A green 1994 Jeep Cherokee operated by a man, 24, and a blue 1994 Chrysler station wagon, operated by a woman, 23, were involved. There were no injuries.

Impounded vehicles:

Shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, the city's harbor department impounded a motorcycle at Aurora Harbor for parking there for more than 120 hours.

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, the city's harbor department impounded a Volkswagen pickup at Aurora Harbor for use of streets as storage.

Animal encounters:

About 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, police received a complaint about a bear on Glacier Highway.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, police received a complaint of a bear on Glacier Highway.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, police received a complaint of a bear outside a residence on North Loop Way.

About 1 a.m. today, a caller observed a sow and two cubs outside his residence on Brittany Place.

Shortly after 3 a.m. today, police received a complaint of a bear on Glacier Highway.


Capital City Fire & Rescue responded minutes after 10 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a domestic heating oil spill at a residence on Thane Road. Police believe the spill resulted from "a broken connection and operator error, " according Les Leatherberry of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Some oil ran into the street. Taku Oil Sales personnel used absorbent material, but some oil escaped into gravel. Leatherberry, an environmental specialist with the spill prevention and response division of DEC, said "at least 60 gallons" escaped, some of which flowed into a culvert with rain and then into salt water. The Coast Guard also responded to the spill.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

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