Police and Fire

Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Thefts:

• At noon Tuesday a man in the Juneau area reported the theft of a Nokia cell phone.

• At 12:45 p.m. Tuesday near Willoughby Avenue a man, 18, was cited for shoplifting and released.

Vehicle accidents:

• At 7:20 a.m. Tuesday on Egan Drive near Vanderbilt Hill Drive a Subaru driven by a boy, 16, rear-ended a Toyota pickup driven by a woman, 21. The boy was cited for careless driving.

• At 7:20 a.m. Tuesday on Egan Drive near Salmon Creek a Dodge driven by a woman, 19, struck a Toyota Tercel driven by a woman, 36. A Subaru driven by a man, 44, also was involved. The 19-year-old was cited for failure to maintain a safe distance. The 36-year-old woman was treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for a sprained neck and released in good condition.

• At 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on Egan Drive near Twin Lakes a Buick driven by a girl, 17, struck a Plymouth driven by a woman, 53. The 17-year-old was cited for careless driving. The 53-year-old was treated at Bartlett for a sprained neck and released in good condition. The Buick had $1,000 damage, the Voyager $1,500 damage.

• At 7:50 a.m. Tuesday on Egan Drive and Vanderbilt a Plymouth Voyager driven by a woman, 33, struck a Toyota pickup driven by a woman, 48. The Voyager had $2,000 damage, the truck $300 damage.

Hit-and-run incidents:

• At 3 p.m. Tuesday near Mendenhall Loop Road a woman reported her green Plymouth was hit by an unknown vehicle, denting it.

• At 3:15 p.m. Tuesday near Shell Simmons Drive a man, 45, reported his parked Volkswagen van was struck by an unknown vehicle, causing about $500 damage.

Animal encounters:

• At 9 p.m. Tuesday near Muir Street a bear was reported to have torn down a fence to get to trash.

• At 1:20 a.m. today near Scott Drive a bear was reported climbing over a fence to get into a yard where garbage was stored.

Crime Line

Juneau Crime Line is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or people responsible for several acts of vandalism at Home Liquor and Kenny's Liquor on Sept. 11, 13 and 20. In the three events, windows valued at $1,500 were broken, and on Sept. 20 several bottles of liquor were taken.

If you have information on this or any other crime, call Crime Line at 586-4243. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and given a number to use when claiming a reward of up to $1,000.



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