Police & Fire

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Drunken driving:

• Police arrested a 28-year-old man on two charges of assault in addition to drunken driving at 2:57 a.m. Monday. Thomas Morris Austin was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Documents filed with the complaint against him allege he struck a woman in the downtown area, left the area to buy alcohol and struck the woman again upon his return. The drunken driving charge resulted from the investigation of the assault report.


• Troopers reported an assault Saturday involving a 41-year-old Juneau man and a 45-year-old Ketchikan man sharing a cell at the state prison. The Ketchikan man was flown to Anchorage for medical treatment while charges against the Juneau man reportedly were pending.


• Heating fuel valued at $138 was reported stolen at 6:07 a.m. Monday in the 8400 block of Thunder Mountain Road in the Mendenhall Valley.

• A compact disc player was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle at 9:26 a.m. Monday in the 9300 block of Glacier Highway near the airport.

• A purse valued at $150 was reported stolen at 9:57 a.m. Monday from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Front Street downtown.


• The rear glass on a canopy of a 2004 Dodge Dakota was reported broken at 7:33 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Front Street.

Vehicle accidents:

• Police cited a 33-year-old man on a charge of careless driving after a rollover accident at 2:17 p.m. Sunday on Glacier Highway in the Eagle Beach area. Damage to the 2004 Toyota the man was driving was estimated at $1,500.

• A taxi and a Chevrolet pickup were reported in an accident at 7:33 a.m. Monday at 10th Street and Egan Drive downtown. Damage was reported as minor.

• At 8:07 a.m. Monday, a 36-year-old man reported he lost control of the 1999 Mazda he was driving because of icy conditions, leading to a rollover accident on outbound Egan Drive near Salmon Creek.

Underage drinking:

• Police cited a 20-year-old woman on a charge of underage drinking at 2:11 a.m. Monday in the 6500 block of Glacier Highway in the Lemon Creek area.

Calls related to alcohol: 2.

Calls related to domestic violence: 1.

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