Police & Fire

Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2004

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Drunken driving:

• Police arrested Lucas Dare, 20, on a charge of drunken driving at 2:45 a.m. Saturday near Ninth Street in Juneau. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and his vehicle was impounded.

• Police arrested Mauro Ortiz, 24, on charges of drunken driving, refusing a breath test and driving without a valid license at 9:20 a.m. Saturday near Douglas Highway. He was lodged at the state prison and his vehicle was impounded.


• Two tires were reported slashed on a 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser at 12:07 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Whittier Avenue downtown.

Noise complaint:

• Police cited a man, 24, on a charge of disturbing the peace at 9:01 p.m. Thursday in the 9800 block of Mendenhall Loop Road.

Underage drinking:

• Police cited a man, 20, on a charge of underage drinking at 12:07 am. Friday in the 4400 block of Columbia Boulevard in the Mendenhall Valley.

• Police cited three boys, 17, on an underage drinking charge at 7:45 p.m. Friday near the Mendenhall Campground. They were released.

Traffic stop:

• Police impounded a vehicle at 10:53 a.m. Friday in the 6200 block of Glacier Highway in the Lemon Creek area after citing the driver, a man, 18, on a charge of driving without a license.

Motor vehicle accidents:

• A woman, 37, was cited on a charge of failure to maintain a safe distance at 5 p.m. Friday near Egan Drive and Salmon Creek. Her vehicle, a 1994 Jeep Cherokee, was involved in an accident with a 1992 Ford Taurus driven by a man, 57.

• A girl, 17, was cited on a charge of failure to maintain a safe distance at 6:40 p.m. Friday the McNugget intersection. Her vehicle, a 1996 Honda Civic, was involved in an accident with a 2002 Subaru Forester driven by a woman, 37. Both drivers visited Bartlett Regional Hospital for reported injuries.

Animal encounters:

• Bears were reportedly seen Thursday at 8:11 p.m. in the 4900 block of Wren Drive in the Mendenhall Valley and 9:49 p.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of Northwood Drive in the Lemon Creek area.

• A sow and two cubs were reported getting into garbage at 8:45 p.m. Friday near Poppy Court.

• A sow and two cubs were reported in a tree at 1:30 a.m. Saturday near University Drive.


• A man, 18, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Friday near Willoughby Avenue of a shoplifting charge. He was lodged at the state prison.

• A woman reported at 8:20 a.m. Saturday near Willoughby Avenue the theft of a red leather purse that contained cash, jewelry and prescription glasses, all together worth $2,000.


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