32 year old male arrested and charged with Robbery in the First Degree

Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2005

Through interviews with witnesses at the bank and the apartment complex, the Juneau Police Department

were able to identify the suspect as being a 32-year old local resident, Neil Wayne Haapala.

Officers later received information that Haapala had rented a room at The Airport Travel Lodge.

As officers approached the hotel room rented by the suspect, he sighted the officers and attempted

to flee. A short foot pursuit ensued before he was apprehended and detained. Haapala was arrested and charged

with Robbery in the First Degree; a Class A Felony, and Theft in the Second Degree; a class C Felony.

He was subsequntly taken to and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

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