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 FBI has confirmed that it arrested the former manager of Juneau's historic and condemned Bergmann Hotel, who in March was fined for failing to abide by the city's evacuation order.
- About 100 people attended a re-election campaign kick off event in Juneau for Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Mallott. Walker set aside a few minutes to take our questions.
- Gov. Bill Walker says he wouldn't go through the hassle of calling another special session this year if he didn't expect Alaska legislators to pass the bills on his agenda. But Walker faces an uphill battle in selling skeptical senators on his new tax bill.
- The bow of an abandoned boat could be seen this weekend drifting up and down the Gastineau Channel between Lemon Creek and the Douglas Bridge. A broadcast warning to mariners was issued Saturday, but no further action was being taken as of Sunday afternoon.