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Subject: Robbery ArrestDate: 04-29-2018 09:10:13
From: Lieutenant Krag CampbellCase or Incident: #180427-011
Summary:

On 04/27/2018, at about 5:37PM, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a shoplifter at Superbear who was fighting with store employees.

Officers arrived at Superbear and located the shoplifter who was outside the store. Officers detained the shoplifter, who was identified as fifty year old Juneau resident, Ronald Wheat.

The Superbear employees involved in the incident reported they saw Wheat shoplifting inside the store. When Wheat left the store with stolen merchandise, they contacted him outside and attempted to recover the property. When the employees contacted Wheat, he became aggressive and started attacking them. One of the employees sustained minor injuries.

Wheat was placed under arrest for robbery 2nd degree, a class B felony, theft 3rd degree, a class A misdemeanor, assault 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor and disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor. Wheat was taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail.

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 ***