(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Three arrested on robbery and assault charges

Only minor injuries were reported.

Three people were arrested on robbery and assault charges Tuesday, according to a Juneau Police Department news release. Only minor injuries were reported from the assault.

Zachary Pratt, 32, Jasmine Long, 23, and Kier De Jesus Vergara, 31, were arrested after police received a report from a 59-year-old man that he had been beaten up and robbed while in his hotel room on Monday located in the 2200 block of Trout Street, according to Juneau Police Department. The three were charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, first-degree vehicle theft and second-degree theft. All three suspects were taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

At approximately 5:37 p.m. on Monday, the 59-year-old man reported to police that prior to the incident, he had received a phone call from one of the suspects, 23-year-old Juneau resident, Jasmine Ashley Long, who he knows personally, according to police.

Long told the complainant that she was planning on stopping by his room, and when the complainant opened his door, Long and two other unknown men entered his room, according to police. The complainant said he was punched several times and knocked down. The suspects stole several items from his room, including his wallet, a couple of hundred dollars in cash, credit cards and the keys to his vehicle. The vehicle, a red Subaru Impreza, was also reported stolen.

During the investigation, JPD was able to identify the two men that were reported to be with Long as being Juneau residents Pratt and Vergara.

At approximately 3 a.m. on Tuesday, JPD responded to an unrelated report of a trespass in the 1800 block of Shell Simmons Drive. During that incident, Vergara was contacted by police and placed under arrest on burglary and assault charges.

At 3:10 a.m. on Tuesday, JPD located the complainant’s vehicle, being driven on Glacier Avenue and Highland Drive. During a traffic stop of the vehicle, the driver was identified as Pratt, and the passenger was Long. Pratt and Long were placed under arrest at that time.

• Contact reporter Jonson Kuhn at jonson.kuhn@juneauempire.com.

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