Subject: AssaultDate: 02-22-2013 04:57:56
From: Sgt. Chris GiffordCase or Incident: #130221-007
On February 21st, 2013 at 9:50 PM, the Juneau Police Department received a call from a man on Jennifer Drive reporting an injury to his hand, caused by a bottle left in his driveway. JPD responded and spoke with the man, a 68 year-old local resident. The man said he saw a suspicious vehicle in the area, went outside to investigate, and found a bottle in his driveway. He picked the item up, which exploded in his hand shortly after. The man later sought medical treatment at the Bartlett Regional Hospital for the injury.

Investigation revealed what appeared to a “pressure bomb” had been set in his driveway. These items are comprised of a plastic container with compounds inside used to create a mechanical explosion. The investigation into this case is continuing. Anyone with information in this incident is encouraged to contact JPD at 586-0600.

The Juneau Police Department would like to remind citizens that these types of devices are an explosion hazard, unpredictable, and could cause serious injury or death.
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 ***