JPD apprehends man burglarizing The Alaska Club

40-year-old John Paul Lucion Holland arrested after JPD arrived to see him running from the shattered front entrance of the building while holding new clothing in his arms.

JPD was notified of a commercial burglary alarm at 641 West Willoughby Avenue, the Alaska Club Juneau Downtown, early Wednesday morning around 3:20 a.m.

According to a release from JPD, officers arrived within three minutes. On arrival, they located a single male running from the front main entrance of the building. The door had been shattered, and the man was running while holding new clothing in his arms.

After a short chase, the man was detained. The suspect, 40 year-old John Paul Lucion Holland, was arrested and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Burglary in the Second Degree and Theft in the Third Degree.

Holland was held without bail.

Juneau Police have investigated several reports of commercial burglaries in the downtown area over the past several days and say the investigation into those cases is continuing.

The police department's Public Safety Manager, Erann Kalwara, talked about that while a guest on Action Line Wednesday.

"Since May 1st, we've had about 16," stated Kalwara. "Those aren't all downtown, but a majority of them are."

She says they're happy about the arrest Tuesday night and are looking to solve the other outstanding cases.

"We do have a group of folks at JPD that are working hard on the rest of the outstanding burglaries. We're giving them some resources; we've got three downtown officers, some patrol officers, and an investigator who are going to be working closely together."

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