It is now and always will be a police car. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

It is now and always will be a police car. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Man arrested after police say he fired shots into Rotary Park pond

No one was hurt.

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.

More in News

Meals slated for children in Juneau over Thanksgiving weekend are arrayed on tables at Thunder Mountain High School on Nov. 25, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Luke Adams)
Font of plenty: JSD readies meals for Thanksgiving holiday

Nearly three tons of food got distributed for the long weekend.

Travelers arrive at the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, made up only about half of what the airport normally sees in the days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall, seen here on Tuesday, Nov. 24, is being used by the City and Borough of Juneau as an emergency facility during the coronavirus pandemic and will not host the annual Public Market which has taken place every weekend after Thanksgiving since 1983. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Want to buy Alaskan? Closed by pandemic, Public Market goes virtual

Normally throngs of Juneauites would be lined up around the block…

To capture the unexpected action- the unrepeatable moment- it should be instinctive.  In order to build the story you have to shoot the adjective.  In this photo the bald eagle had waited patiently for the right moment to pounce on an unsuspecting vole… the unexpected.  The best way to accomplish this is to master the art of the most difficult subject to photograph– birds in flight.  In order to do this you must learn your gear; it must become part of your muscle memory so you can concentrate on the story you are witnessing.  Canon 5D Mark III, Tamron 150-600mm, shot at 600mm, ISO AUTO (1250), F6.3, 1/3200, Handheld. (Courtesy Photo / Heather Holt)
Focal Point: Great photos are just waiting in the wings

Learn to shoot the verb (and the bird).

Has it always been a police car. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Police calls for Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Construction of the new Glory Hall, above, is going smoothly, said executive director Mariya Lovishchuk on Nov. 24, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Thor Lindstam)
Building a brighter future: New Glory Hall reaches skyward

The structure is rapidly progressing, shouldering aside inclement weather.

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the top U.S. public health agency said that coronavirus can spread greater distances through the air than 6 feet, particularly in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. But agency officials continued to say such spread is uncommon, and current social distancing guidelines still make sense. (NIAID-RML via AP)
COVID at a glance for Tuesday, Nov. 24

The most recent state and local numbers.

A sign seen near Twin Lakes on Sept. 17 encourages residents to wear cloth face coverings while in public. Health officials are asking Alaskans for help with contact tracing. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Health officials seek help with virus notification

Recent surge created a contact tracing backlog.

Most Read