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Subject: Update - Vehicle Collision/Vehicle TheftDate: 10-17-2012 08:12:22
From: Juneau Police DepartmentCase or Incident: #121013-008
Summary:
Update 10/17/2012 @ 8:00a

Yesterday at approximately 1:30pm, 42 year old Juneau resident Yvonne Bennett was arrested for failure to render aid after injuring someone using a motor vehicle. Bennett was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center with no bail allowed. The investigation revealed the vehicle was not stolen but had been borrowed by Bennett.

The crime is a C felony punishable by a fine of up to $50,000 dollars and five years incarceration.

The victim of the hit and run was determined to have a serious but non-life threatening injury.

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(Copy of initial press release)
On October 13, 2012 at about 6:25pm, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a pedestrian who had been struck while crossing Glacier Highway at Jordan Avenue. Officers and Capital City Fire & Rescue responded. Investigation revealed that a 50 year old female had been struck by what witnesses described as blue colored mid size sport utility vehicle (SUV) being driven by a female driver. The driver of the blue SUV left the area prior to the arrival of police.

About 20 minutes later, officers located the suspect vehicle parked and unoccupied on Teal Street. While Officers were examining the suspect vehicle, the vehicle’s owner contacted JPD to report the vehicle stolen from a parking lot in the 400 block Willoughby Avenue.

The injured pedestrian was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital by ambulance and released after treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***