Alleged Court Plaza Building burglar caught, suicide reported at Auke Rec

A French national was arrested after allegedly smashing a door to a state building to find shelter on Tuesday morning.

Nicholas Riethmann, 36, was charged with burglary and criminal mischief and lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

According to a release provided by the Juneau Police Department, a private security guard noticed that a glass door to the court plaza building at 240 Main Street had been shattered. The guard called police, checked survellienace video, and notified police that the alleged burglar may still in the building.

Officers found the man sleeping in a hallway and discovered damage to an interior water fountain. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

Juneau Police say no foul play is suspected after a man died from what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Auke Recreation Area. The 34-year old Juneau man, whose identity was not released, was discovered in his vehicle in an area pull-out on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters transported him to Bartlett Regional Hospital where the man was declared deceased. His family has been notified.

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