Juneau Police Officer Jim Quinto, center, and CJ Warnaca put Nick Morgan into the back of a police cruiser at the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Buildig on Channel Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Morgan was a suspect involved with a stolen vehicle parked in the department’s lot. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau Police Officer Jim Quinto, center, and CJ Warnaca put Nick Morgan into the back of a police cruiser at the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Buildig on Channel Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Morgan was a suspect involved with a stolen vehicle parked in the department’s lot. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Civilian car chase ends in collision, arrests

The driver and passenger were arrested.

Juneau police say a car chase involving a possibly stolen vehicle ended with a crash, an assault and two arrests on Wednesday.

Police responded to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities parking lot at about 11 a.m., and arrested Amy Beth Morgan, 38, and Nicholas Lee Morgan, 34.

Amy Morgan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and violating conditions of release, and Nicholas Morgan was arrested for assault and violating conditions of release, according to the Juneau Police Department Daily Bulletin.

Police said the case began when a man allowed Amy Morgan to stay at his sister’s residence and use his mother’s vehicle while he was away hunting in Hoonah over the weekend, on the condition that she not allow her brother to stay there as well.

Bill Peters told the Empire he saw on his home security system that Morgan brought her brother over to the residence on Saturday night, so he told them both to leave.

“She left my sister’s house and took my car at the same time,” Peters alleged.

Peters, back from his trip, and his sister then searched for the vehicle, and found it at Costco on Commercial Boulevard. Peters said he arrived at Costco and alleged he was punched multiple times by Nicholas Morgan before Amy Morgan sped off in the vehicle. He said that Morgan struck his sister’s vehicle while evading them.

Peters and his sister contacted JPD while following the Morgans. That led police to the DOT parking lot on Channel Drive where both Morgans were handcuffed and taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

JPD Lt. Krag Campbell said the police are not investigating the case as a stolen vehicle case and that the issue of the stolen car may be resolved in civil court.

Bill Peters waits near a police cruiser at the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Buildig on Channel Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Police found Peters’ stolen vehicle parked in the department’s lot. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bill Peters waits near a police cruiser at the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Buildig on Channel Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Police found Peters’ stolen vehicle parked in the department’s lot. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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