Police seek help finding truck, driver involved in hit-and-run

Juneau police are asking the public to help locate a red pickup truck and its driver, who is suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run in the Fred Meyer parking lot.

In a “Crime of the Week” news release, Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell said two people were inside a white Toyota Camry when it was struck by the mid-size red truck at about 4:18 p.m. Tuesday.

No one was injured, Sell said.

The red truck should be easy to identify if seen — it was heavily damaged in the crash.

“The impact of the red pickup hitting a white passenger car was so great that the red pickup bent in the middle behind the cab area,” Sell wrote in the Thursday release. “That part of the frame almost touched the ground. The headlights and taillights of the red pickup were pointing upward after the collision as the suspect vehicle was in a ‘V’ shape following the impact.”

Police said the truck fled the scene, but it was caught on the store’s surveillance cameras. Police released images of the truck, as seen before the crash, in the press release Thursday. The pictures are blurry, and the security cameras did not capture the truck’s make, model or license plate number.

Anyone with information that can help JPD find the truck or driver can report a tip to JPD at 586-0600 or juneaucrimeline.com. Tipsters are guaranteed anonymity and can be rewarded up to $1,000 by the Juneau Crime Line.

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