Subject: Crimeline Crime of the Week-BurglaryDate: 03-07-2014 01:11:46
From: Lt. Kris SellCase or Incident: #140302-004
Summary:On or about March 1, 2014, someone entered a home in the 8100 block of Threadneedle Street and took five firearms. The stolen guns are a 7mm rifle, a .338 Winchester magnum rifle with synthetic stock, two .22 caliber rifles, and a .308 bolt action rifle. Nothing else was taken from the home.

The Juneau Police Department has a long history of cases where the thefts of firearms are ultimately linked to drug users. Typically when someone motivated by getting money for drugs commits a firearm theft there is an immediate attempt to sell the stolen item for a fraction of its value for quick cash. Someone selling guns in this situation may not have a reasonable explanation for having so many guns to sell at once, may try and sell the guns out of a car, may have ground off serial numbers, and may be unwilling to provide identification.

JPD is asking for tips about these particular guns or anyone selling firearms in a way that indicates the items are likely stolen. Officers find license plate numbers and physical descriptions to be particularly helpful when reported.

Anyone with information is encouraged to log on to the Juneau Crime line Web site and report their tip. Anyone reporting information concerning a crime may be eligible for a reward.
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 ***