JUNEAU, Alaska — Authorities have arrested a man suspected in the break-in of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in Juneau.
Juneau police were investigating a tripped alarm Sunday when they heard noises inside the visitor center. When police tried to set up a perimeter around the building, they saw the suspect, identified as Mack Parker, run away into the woods, according to police.
A car tied to Parker was found at the scene, KTOO.org reported (http://bit.ly/2uK67w2 ).
Parker was arrested Monday for 2nd-degree burglary.
He is being held without bail at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Parker was scheduled for an arraignment Wednesday afternoon, and online court records did not list an attorney for him.
A ground-level window was broken in the incident and multiple items were reported missing. Security camera footage from inside the visitor center appears to show Parker stealing property, according to police.
Authorities don’t know the total value of the missing items.
Police and Forest Service rangers conducted a search Sunday for Parker after he fled the visitor center. The Forest Service decided to close the road to the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area during the investigation. Officers later found Parker inside a home.
Forest Service spokesman Paul Robbins Jr. estimated about 3,500 visitors could have been affected by the closure.