The Skagway Police Department is investigating several instances of reported thefts related to home heating. According to Police Chief Ray Leggett, the department has recently received four or five reports alleging thefts of stolen heating fuel from home tanks, gasoline from vehicles, wood pellets and firewood.
Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johson said the crime bill made it less risky to commit property crime and its intended rehabilitation options haven’t come online yet. At the same time, state prosecutors are pursuing fewer cases because of state budget cuts.
The Borough Assembly invocation lawsuit moved to federal court this week. The lawsuit, filed Dec. 14 in Anchorage Superior Court by the ACLU of Alaska, claims the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s invocation policy is discriminatory.