Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. My sons car was stolen on Tuesday night and there is nothing about it in the news telling the public or nothing in your news page. No officer came out to do a police report. How come?
Dear Juneau Resident,
Patrol and community service officers are looking for a vehicle that was taken when left unlocked and running at a mall on Tuesday. It is great that you brought this up since this incident can remind everyone about securing vehicles. There is a history in Juneau of vehicles being taken under these circumstances. Thefts have been tied to people who were just walking and saw an available car. Crimes committed by someone who is a stranger to the victim are the toughest to solve since the motive may have just been a chance crossing of paths.
The registered owner, an adult male, saw someone near the vehicle that might be associated so officers have been searching for the car and, once it is found, may be able to link evidence from the car to the person the owner saw.
The case doesn't show that a parent saw something when the car was taken or has information about a particular person who would have a motivation to take that car. If you do have information please call JPD and report that in case your son did not mention that when he was contacted.
While officers have checked areas like North Douglas, etc... we understand you may be searching for the vehicle as well. If you find it please do not get inside until an officer responds and can approach slowing, looking for possible evidence.