December 28, 2011 8:50 am update
Juneau police say they’ve arrested 29-year old Joseph A. Allen on charges from unrelated crimes and taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Allen is being charged with felony burglary and felony theft.
In a statement issued Wednesday morning, Juneau Police did not say when or where Allen was arrested.
Officers say the investigation is continuing.
December 27, 2011 5:12 pm
Juneau Police are still searching for an armed and dangerous suspect, who they believe is responsible for two burglaries and a stolen car Monday.
Police spokeswoman Cindee Brown-Mills says the suspect is described as a Native or Asian male, between 20 and 30 years old, 6-feet tall, with short black hair. He may also have a mustache.
“Witnesses described him as wearing a black hoodie, black pants, snow boots and a black mask, which he may or may not have on,” she says. “He’s considered armed and dangerous, which is something we really want people to understand. If you see somebody like this, don’t approach him, don’t contact him. Just call the police and let them take care of it.”
About noon Monday, police say the man, armed with a rifle, entered a house in the 8000 block of Thunder Street. He pushed a woman onto the floor and pointed the gun at her, but she escaped to a neighbor’s and called police. Witnesses say they saw the man get into the woman’s car and leave, reportedly with her purse.
Just after 4 p.m., a woman returning to her home in the 4500 block of Wood Duck Avenue found a man in the house. She ran out and called police. When they arrived, they found a chair pushed up against a back window, the screen removed, and the house rifled. A handgun was missing, but the burglar left behind the items stolen from the Thunder Street house.
The stolen vehicle also was located on Wood Duck.
At 8:30 p.m. Monday, a resident of the 4400 block of Columbia Boulevard told police he found a man sleeping in his garage, but when police arrived the man was gone.
Juneau police believe all the incidents are related. Brown-Mills says if anyone sees a man matching the suspect description, they should call police at 586-0600, or 911 if he’s acting in a threatening manner.
- For the second time this year, a Republican from Matanuska-Susitna Borough left the state Senate majority caucus.
- The U.S. Senate is working on the health care bill, and Alaska health commissioner Valerie Davidson is in Washington, D.C., to meet with Alaska's senators, Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski. One-quarter of Alaska's population currently is covered by Medicaid.
- Police posted this security video of the suspect on its Facebook page and described him as white, 25 to 30 years old, 6-foot-3 and skinny with scruffy facial hair.
- Uber and Lyft are negotiating with the City and Borough of Juneau over the collection of the city's sales tax. The companies insist it's the drivers' responsibility to collect and remit the 5 percent tax on fares.