Police investigate break-in, vandalism at Juneau Arts and Culture Center

JACC Burglary
A detective with the Juneau Police Department photographs the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Friday, June 3, 2016, in Juneau, Alaska. The building was vandalized and robbed sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)

A cleaning crew at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center found destroyed display cases and artwork littering the floor Friday. It was the aftermath of what the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is calling vandalism and burglary.

The lobby was covered in broken glass and some merchandise is missing. The council says staff offices were also vandalized. The council first publicly reported the incident in an Instagram post at about 8 a.m. Friday.

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Damage done.

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Juneau police on the scene said they had no information about the investigation. They hope to identify the burglars through security footage, according to the council.

Staff hope to open at 4:30 p.m. for their First Friday event.

In an email, council President Eric Scott says staff will be cleaning and taking an inventory of the stolen items all day.

He says anyone wishing to help should contact the center at meredith@jahc.org.

 

Rashah McChesney

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