Open container check in Marine Park turns into brawl with police

The Juneau Police Department says four people are in custody after an open container check in Marine Park turned into a brawl with police officers.

At 1:45 a.m. Saturday, two officers approached a group of six people in the downtown park, according to a police statement. The police asked the four men and two women to leave. The three men and one woman who stayed physically fought with the officers–one man reportedly headbutted an officer and the woman grabbed an officer’s back mid-arrest.

Alcohol was a factor.

Police identified the four people in custody as

  • Jack Joseph Paine Jr., 32
  • Francois P. Whitman, 32
  • Charity J. Berkley, 23
  • Corey L. Nashoanak, 30

Their charges include disorderly conduct, resisting/interfering with an officer and assaulting a police officer.

The officers and the four people arrested had minor injuries.

Jeremy Hsieh

Local News Reporter, KTOO

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