A Juneau man was arrested after multiple shots were fired into a pond at a Mendenhall Valley park, according to Juneau Police Department.
Shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the area of Riverside Drive near Rotary Park, where they found 29-year-old Charlton James Rider, according to JPD. Also present was a 27-year-old woman, who police did not identify.
Earlier in the evening JPD and an employee with the Office of Children’s Services contacted the woman near Rotary Park, according to JPD, and the woman was believed to be under the influence of alcohol at the time while in the presence of children.
Police left, and the OCS employee helped get the woman a ride home, according to JPD. During that time, police say the suspect showed up and was aggressive toward the OCS employee, who left the area and called JPD for assistance. A verbal argument between the suspect and the women ensued, according to JPD, and the suspect fired several rounds from a pistol into the pond at Rotary Park.
Nobody was hurt during the incident and Rider was placed under arrest for fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and fourth-degree assault, according to JPD. Alcohol appears to be a factor in this incident.
Officers found a pistol in Rider’s possession when they contacted him, according to JPD.