Michael S. Lockett

Man arrested after being found in air duct

Man arrested after being found in air duct

He made it in, but his escape wasn’t such a breeze.

Man arrested after being found in air duct
Nolin Ainsworth sights down an Ishapore 2A1 rifle at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Dec. 1, 2019. The range will be closed Monday and Tuesday as the brush around the perimeter is cleared by the COVID-19 Conservation Corps. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Rifle range closing Monday and Tuesday for maintenance

It’s been some time since the hedges were trimmed.

Nolin Ainsworth sights down an Ishapore 2A1 rifle at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Dec. 1, 2019. The range will be closed Monday and Tuesday as the brush around the perimeter is cleared by the COVID-19 Conservation Corps. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call in this January 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Without a million tourists, emergency services still staying busy

The need for medical services has shifted, but it’s still there

A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call in this January 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Man arrested by JPD Monday faces new charges

Man arrested by JPD Monday faces new charges

The charges include half a dozen felonies accrued over approximately 48 hours.

Man arrested by JPD Monday faces new charges
6 cited or arrested at condemned building in Valley

6 cited or arrested at condemned building in Valley

Police investigated the house after following a vehicle driving unsafely.

6 cited or arrested at condemned building in Valley
Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge talks about the appointment-based drive-thru testing site located at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center for people who may have COVID-19, March 24, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge talks about the appointment-based drive-thru testing site located at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center for people who may have COVID-19, March 24, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Task force arrests two, seizes $40,000 in drugs

Task force arrests two, seizes $40,000 in drugs

The regional organization has members from a number of law enforcement agencies.

Task force arrests two, seizes $40,000 in drugs
This July 2019 photo shows some of over 2,000 backpacks that were given away to students throughout Southeast Alaska through Tlingit and Haida’s Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Department. This year in order to help accommodate virtual learning, when backpacks are distributed, they will come with Google Chromebooks. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Back to school backpack program goes high tech

The program has adapted to distanced learning as coronavirus shows no signs of slowing.

This July 2019 photo shows some of over 2,000 backpacks that were given away to students throughout Southeast Alaska through Tlingit and Haida’s Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Department. This year in order to help accommodate virtual learning, when backpacks are distributed, they will come with Google Chromebooks. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau School District is evaluating its strategy for beginning the school year in seven weeks as the coronavirus continues to be present in Alaska and the United States. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District is evaluating its strategy for beginning the school year in seven weeks as the coronavirus continues to be present in Alaska and the United States. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A freezer was stolen from a Lemon Creek apartment early Sunday while the victim was home. (Unsplash | NRD)

Freezer stolen from Lemon Creek residence

With a suspect at large, it’s not a cold case.

A freezer was stolen from a Lemon Creek apartment early Sunday while the victim was home. (Unsplash | NRD)
Perseverance Trail on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

California man dies after fall while hiking Perseverance Trail

The man slipped and fell several feet, striking his head on a rock.

Perseverance Trail on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Police have arrested 32-year-old James Nicholas Cook ion Monday afternoon, shown in this photo, following a search. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Juneau police arrrest man wanted following July 4 incident

He was wanted in connection to an assault and for parole violation.

Police have arrested 32-year-old James Nicholas Cook ion Monday afternoon, shown in this photo, following a search. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
4 injured in car crash Sunday near Fred Meyer

4 injured in car crash Sunday near Fred Meyer

The cars were totalled but the injuries weren’t considered serious.

4 injured in car crash Sunday near Fred Meyer
Alaska State Troopers and the Department of Public Safety are investigating a series of five domestic-violence connected murders across rural Alaska in late Junea and early July. (Public Domain | RadioKAOS)
Alaska State Troopers and the Department of Public Safety are investigating a series of five domestic-violence connected murders across rural Alaska in late Junea and early July. (Public Domain | RadioKAOS)
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick conducts a patrol in Disenchantment Bay, Alaska, near Hubbard Glacier, June 13, 2017. The cutter and crew are homeported in Ketchikan, Alaska, and conduct Coast Guard operations throughout Southeast Alaska. (Coast Guard photo | Petty Officer 1st Class Matt Miller)
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick conducts a patrol in Disenchantment Bay, Alaska, near Hubbard Glacier, June 13, 2017. The cutter and crew are homeported in Ketchikan, Alaska, and conduct Coast Guard operations throughout Southeast Alaska. (Coast Guard photo | Petty Officer 1st Class Matt Miller)
Breaking: Police release video from December shooting

Breaking: Police release video from December shooting

Multiple videos and photos shared.

Breaking: Police release video from December shooting
Courtesy photo | Alexandra Razor                                 Former members of the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé softball team will play an alumni game on Sunday to raise money for travel and equipment for the team.

JDHS softball team to hold alumni game

It might be the first alumni game held by the JDHS softball team.

Courtesy photo | Alexandra Razor                                 Former members of the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé softball team will play an alumni game on Sunday to raise money for travel and equipment for the team.
By land or sea: Law enforcement urges sober driving this holiday weekend
By land or sea: Law enforcement urges sober driving this holiday weekend
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                 A black bear sow and her cub walk along the Trail of Time at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. A lack of visitors to the area this year may have emboldened bears to explore surrounding areas, local experts said, although it’s hard to know for sure.

Are more bears wandering in residential areas? It’s hard to say

Less tourists and early-summer hunger could be pushing them into areas usually more crowded.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                 A black bear sow and her cub walk along the Trail of Time at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. A lack of visitors to the area this year may have emboldened bears to explore surrounding areas, local experts said, although it’s hard to know for sure.
An officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting off Cinema Drive on Dec. 29,2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire File)

Parents of man killed by JPD to sue department

The officer was cleared by the state, but not everyone finds that decision valid.

An officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting off Cinema Drive on Dec. 29,2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire File)