Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. There appears to be a psychotic man in Safeway. He is over where people eat and watch TV. His speech is angry and he is ranting loudly. I don't know if this is reportable and something the police should check out.
Dear Juneau Resident,
The man's behavior is legal, provided he is not threatening anyone. It is likely he is making people uncomfortable and it is up to the managers at Safeway to decide if the man should be asked to leave. If a manager wants the man to leave, he or she can certainly ask him to leave the property. If the man won't leave then the police can respond and arrest him for criminal trespass.
Sometimes people ask the police to stand by while someone is asked to leave because the person is intimidated by the person causing a problem. Safeway management can call for assistance prior to asking the man to leave and JPD would respond for that, the timing depending whether or not officers are on priority calls.