Two people are now in custody after one of them tried to escape from a halfway house over the weekend.
Dakota Gallant, 31, and Jessica Bell, 30, have been lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Juneau Police say charges are pending against them.
Officers said Gallant was reported missing from the halfway house early on Saturday morning.
Later, officers stopped a vehicle driven by Bell on Glacier Highway that appeared to have another person hiding in the backseat under a blanket. The person, who was later identified as Gallant, was ordered out of the vehicle as officers prepared to use a tazer device. Gallant allegedly became uncooperative and had to be physically restrained during his arrest.
- Plows cleared away slushy snow Saturday morning. But icy conditions persisted because state workers wanted to avoid using too much overtime. Budget cuts to the Alaska Department of Transportation will affect drivers for another winter.
- For the past three months, a magistrate judge based in Yakutat has covered Haines arraignments and other court proceedings. But this week, that changes.
- Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.
- As the winter solstice approaches and daylight hours are short in Alaska, public safety, medical groups and other Alaska businesses are calling attention to pedestrian safety.