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.
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