The Juneau Police Department has issued a warning to mariners to secure their gear after a string of recent thefts in Juneau’s harbors, including a generator. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

The Juneau Police Department has issued a warning to mariners to secure their gear after a string of recent thefts in Juneau’s harbors, including a generator. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

JPD investigates rash of thefts near harbors

A reward is offered for information leading to progress on the case.

The Juneau Police Department is recommending that users of Juneau’s harbors take extra care to secure their gear after a generator was reported stolen on Aug. 10, 2020, said a JPD spokesperson.

“This theft is one of several reported in the areas of the Juneau Docks and Harbors over the past several months,” said Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release. “Patrons of the harbors are reminded to store items such as fishing gear, crab pots, jerry jugs, and generators in locked compartments when possible. Other items which can’t be stowed can be locked to their vessel or removed from the boat when not in use.”

The harbors themselves are also working to harden their security, said Juneau harbormaster Matt Creswell in a recent interview, including adding more cameras starting with harbors which have the highest rate of thefts reported.

Campbell recommended that anyone with information about the thefts to submit the information anonymously to the Juneau Crime Line online or by calling them at 523-7700, or JPD at 586-0600. A reward of up to $2,000 is may be awarded.

Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com

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