Update: Juneau man arrested days after he was reported missing

A man wearing an Alaska sweatshirt and holding a spear gun
Lucas Schneider was last known to be going camping at Echo Cove on June 22, 2022. He’s 43 years old, roughly 5’9 and 200 pounds with short hair.

Update — July 13, 2022

Juneau police announced Wednesday that Lucas Schneider had been arrested on outstanding warrants and taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center after contacting a police officer early in the morning.

Original story

A resident of Juneau’s Glory Hall has been reported missing. Lucas Schneider had been staying at the shelter for several months.

On June 22, he told Glory Hall staff he was going camping at Echo Cove. He doesn’t have a vehicle, and it was unclear how he would get there.

“We’re very worried about where Lucas might be,” Glory Hall Deputy Director Luke Vroman said.

Facebook posts about Schneider say he was due back a week later, but the Glory Hall didn’t have any information about a return date.

When Schneider had been gone for a week, Glory Hall staff reported him to Juneau police as a missing person. But Vroman said police did not take the report because it didn’t come from a family member.

So the Glory Hall contacted Schneider’s father, who filed a missing persons report with the police department on Tuesday.

But Lt. Krag Campbell said police waited to file a report because Schneider wasn’t expected to be anywhere.

“It would start to be kind of unusual if someone starts missing their due date back. But he didn’t have a due date that anybody was aware of, or at least that we have received information about,” Campbell said.

Schneider was expected at an appointment on Thursday. And when he missed that, the police filed a report. It’s unclear what the appointment was for or who was expecting to see him and where.

An information release about Schneider was issued on Friday.

Vroman said Schneider is roughly 5’9 and 200 pounds. He is white with short hair and is 43 years old.

It’s not known what Schneider was wearing when he left the Glory Hall.

On Friday, two arrest warrants were issued for Schneider. And an information release suggests that police think Schneider may still be camping north of Echo Cove.

Anyone with information about him can reach the Juneau Police Department at 907-586-0600 or make anonymous tips through Juneau Crime Line.

This story was updated on July 9 with additional information from the Juneau Police Department.

This story was updated on July 13 with the Juneau Police announcement that Schneider had been arrested.

Yvonne Krumrey

Local News Reporter, KTOO

Juneau is built on hidden and assumed layers of power and access, influencing how we interact with identity, with the law and with each other. I bring you stories of the gaps in access to power, and those who are working to close those gaps.

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