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Deadly balcony collapse tied to rotted beams

...Berkeley's mayor said Wednesday as the victims' heartbroken loved ones began arriving in the U.S. from Ireland.Mayor Tom Bates said investigators believe the wood was not caulked and sealed properly at the time of construction and was damaged by...
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It was a bloody week for Juneau road-kill

...blocking the sunlight, so it grows faster. With more wildlife out in the spring and the summer, Juneau police officer Tom Bates said drivers should take precautions. He said deer are problematic, but there also seem to be several reports each year...
Crime-spree suspect escapes police after high-speed chase

...face charges including vehicle theft in the first degree and assault in the third degree, said Juneau Police Officer Tom Bates. "He's still on foot out there somewhere," Bates said Saturday afternoon. Bates said Juneau police received an...
Man found dead on beach near downtown

...on the beach near the Department of Labor building downtown Monday evening. Sound off on the important issues at Sgt. Tom Bates said a preliminary field investigation showed no foul play, no trauma or obvious injuries. Hansen was found face down...
Nurse arrested for drug theft

...powerful synthetic opiate applied intravenously. It's used as an anesthetic and in other forms as a pain killer. Sgt. Tom Bates said Thursday that the investigation is ongoing and he could not say whether the apparent theft was an isolated incident...
Skate park: 'cesspool' or 'endless potential'?

...the park, and a receipt with marijuana residue on it lay on a ramp. "I'll tell you, it's a cesspool," Sgt. Tom Bates of the Juneau Police Department said Tuesday night. "There is a lot of stuff going on out there." Some avid skaters...
Growing graffiti problem irks city officials

...growing increasingly tired of spending thousands of taxpayers' dollars to clean up the messes. Lt. Ed Mercer and Sgt. Tom Bates of the Juneau Police Department met with the parks advisory committee on Tuesday night to discuss the growing problem...
Alleged Lucky Me community burglar was 'bored'

...disarray, according to court documents. "Drawers and cabinets were open throughout the house." Jackson told Sgt. Tom Bates that the two suspects were hunting and got bored, "so they decided to break into a house," according to court documents...
Police: Sergeant's death accidental

The Juneau Police Department experienced a big loss with the death of Sgt. Warren "Tom" Bates on Thursday, Chief Greg Browning said Tuesday. "He was the type of officer that would go out to a scene and be able to calm...
Man dies after bridge jump

...the Empire's press time Monday night because they had not yet notified relatives out of state, Juneau Police Officer Tom Bates said. He would only say the man was born in 1951. "From all indications it was (a suicide)," Bates said. The man...


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