After a chase through the snow, Juneau Police Department officers arrested a Juneau man who now faces charges of burglary and theft, according to a JPD press release.
At about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, a JPD officer noticed shoe prints in the snow in the area of Radcliffe Road near the Juneau International Airport, the release states. The footprints appeared to be going into several driveways and various vehicles in the area, but no residences, which caused initial suspicion. The officer found the prints led to a shed nearby.
More officers arrived and followed the tracks until they came across the man who was leaving the tracks, police say. They asked him to stop, but he took off running, according to the release. Police eventually caught up to him and identified him as 24-year-old Christian Thomas Knapp, the release states.
Police also found two bags and a chainsaw on the ground near where Knapp started running. The chainsaw belonged to the homeowner of the shed where some of tracks were found, police say.
Knapp was arrested for second-degree burglary and third-degree theft and was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
Police are also asking that people who live in the areas of Radcliffe Road, Meadow Lane, Scott Drive and Kevin Court to supply video footage if they have it. Officers would like to review footage from 3-4:10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the release.
People with video footage can reach out to Officer Steve Scherrer at 500-0753 and reference 190206-001. Police say that if you live in the area and know that you have been the victim of a theft, especially from a vehicle, please contact Scherrer with a description of the missing property.