Police and Fire

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2001

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Driving while intoxicated:

Steven Merculief, 38, was arrested for drunken driving, failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test at 12:40 a.m. this morning on Lemon Creek Road. Merculief was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $1,000 bail, and the vehicle was impounded.


At 10:56 p.m. Wednesday, a woman reported a case containing 30 CDs and a gym bag were stolen from her unlocked car in the Fred Meyer parking lot. The items were valued at $400.


At 12:52 p.m. Wednesday, a 15-year-old boy was arrested for possession of marijuana on Glacier Avenue and transported to Johnson Youth Center.

Vehicle accidents:

At 10 p.m. Wednesday, a 21-year-old woman reported to police she had run her 1997 Plymouth into a light pole in the Kmart parking lot. The vehicle sustained about $500 damage but was able to be driven from the scene. The light pole was undamaged.

Hit-and-run incidents:

At 6:04 p.m. Wednesday, a girl reported her 1991 Plymouth was struck while parked in the State Office Building parking lot. The car sustained damage to the rear passenger side and bumper.

Animal encounters:

At 1:23 p.m. Wednesday, police received several reports of a bear on the airport wetlands.

At 2:29 a.m. today, a caller reported seeing a bear walk through Gruening Park, headed toward Switzer Village. The bear was not causing any problems.


A 22-year-old man was arrested on two outstanding warrants from Ketchikan at 12:57 p.m. Wednesday on Nugget Drive. The warrants were for failure to appear on arraignments for original charges of a minor consuming. He was lodged at the state prison.

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 32-year-old man was cited and released for driving with a suspended or revoked license on Glacier Highway at Renninger Street. The vehicle was impounded.

Alcohol-related calls: 1.

Drug-related calls: 1.

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