Man arrested for threatening, robbing pedestrians with gun

Benjamin Dodd Sr. accused of robbery, assault

An altercation in the Lemon Creek area escalated into an armed robbery, police say.

At about 1:12 p.m. Tuesday, a 44-year-old woman was walking in the 5600 block of Glacier Highway when she and a female passenger in a black 1999 Land Rover got into a verbal altercation, according to a Juneau Police Department press release. The verbal altercation turned physical, police say.

The driver of the Land Rover, 42-year-old Benjamin P. Dodd Sr., got out of the car and threatened the pedestrian with a gun, the release states. He then took her cellphone and got back into his car.

A 34-year-old man saw what was happening and went up to help the pedestrian as he called 911, according to the release. Dodd got out of the Land Rover once again and pointed his gun at the 34-year-old man, police say. Dodd, a male passenger and two female passengers then drove off.

At about 1:56 p.m., JPD officers found the car parked at a home in the 6500 block of Glacier Highway. Dodd came out of a nearby home and police approached Dodd and arrested him, according to the release. Dodd was arrested for first-degree robbery and third-degree assault, and was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

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