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Ketchikan Troopers busy Sunday

At approximately 1:00 am Sunday (November 24th), Alaska State Troopers received a report of a reckless driver near the area of South Tongass Highway and Forest Park. 

Troopers located the red Ford Explorer on Eagle Avenue in Saxman. 

The 24-year-old female driver from Ketchikan, who was not identified, was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug related paraphernalia.  The driver was also found to be in possession of a .22 caliber pistol concealed in her purse.  She failed to immediately disclose to Troopers that she was in possession of a firearm. 

The case is currently under investigation.

State Troopers were also busy later Sunday morning with several criminal mischief cases.

A little after 10:00 am, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a damaged car parked on Teddy Lane.  Unknown persons cracked exterior mirrors and the rear tail lights.  The vehicle was entered, and the emergency brake release broken.  The estimated cost of damage is $500.

Later Sunday around noon, Troopers received a report of damage to a vehicle parked at a residence on Chandler Road.  Several days earlier, two tires on that vehicle were punctured by unknown persons.  The vehicle was transported for repairs on Saturday and later Saturday evening one of the repaired tires was punctured again. The estimated cost of damage is $300.

Alaska State Troopers are asking anyone with information about either case to contact them.  Callers may remain anonymous.

 

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