Crime did not take a holiday on the Fourth of July.
Juneau police report a house burglary while a Lemon Creek resident watched the fireworks in town Thursday night. On Friday, a man had his vehicle stolen while he was watching the parade.
Police say a man who lives in the 5800 block of North Street reported coming home about 12:30 a.m. Friday to hinges broken off a door into his garage. The thief apparently got away with two ceramic jewelry boxes, several two-dollar bills, collectable silver coins, a Tlingit “Lovebirds” bracelet, a platinum ring with several small diamonds, a silver bracelet with flower designs, and a single gold earring with a blue stone.
Police say anyone with information about the missing items or the burglary should log onto Crime Line, or call JPD at 586-0600.
During the Fourth of July Parade, a 54-year-old Juneau man told officers his 2004 Toyota pickup had been stolen while parked in a lot near the 10th Street and Egan Drive intersection.
While he was talking to officers, he saw the truck traveling through the intersection. Police officers quickly stopped the vehicle and arrested Stephan Robert Anderson, 24, on first degree vehicle theft. Anderson is being held in Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail. Police say the truck was not damaged and alcohol was not a factor in the incident.
- The state has asked the new presidential administration for a waiver to pay more than 80 percent of reinsurance costs.
- The state’s only professional sports franchise, the Alaska Aces, will fold after this season. The decision was announced Thursday, Feb. 23.
- Bans on plastic grocery bags have been cropping up across Alaska’s remote communities. Cordova’s ban went into effect last year. But so far, the larger cities in the state have yet to adopt one.
- Things are not looking good for Haines’ Alaska State Trooper post. Trooper Director Col. James Cockrell intends to reassign Haines’ one trooper position to Bethel. The decision isn’t final yet, but the community conversation about how to handle the loss continued at a Public Safety Commission meeting this week.