Juneau police are warning residents about an increase of fuel thefts this summer, and the incidents are averaging about three thefts a day.
Sgt. Paul Hatch said the value of items taken in June and July was nearly $90,000. Police have recovered about $20,000 of that.
Police say people are siphoning fuel from vehicles, taking fuel cans from boats parked near the Douglas Highway and stealing heating oil.
Last month, police had 94 reports of fuel thefts, 105 reports in July and 83 in June.
Police encourage residents to put their names and phone numbers on things like fuel cans and boat motors.
- Skagway School went through a restructuring this year. An influx in students enabled the school to create single-grade classrooms in the elementary school, increase Spanish and music classes, and start an accelerated learning program. It also opened space for three new teachers.
- El Nino has transitioned to below normal sea surface temperatures in the mid-latitude Pacific. If that persists, then the condition known as La Nina, typically results in a colder than normal winter for Alaska.
- The Alaska Mental Health Trust took its first step toward logging Ketchikan’s iconic Deer Mountain, along with a parcel in Petersburg.
- Two German sisters got a true Alaska experience through summer Rotary exchange.