From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #210126-002
On 02/09/21, at about 2:30 PM, the Juneau Police Department served a search warrant at residence within an apartment complex in the 9400 block of Glacier Highway. As police knocked on the door of the residence, a male reportedly fled out the back window of the second story apartment. The fleeing male got onto the roof of the building and then entered an adjacent apartment by breaking open the window. The resident of the apartment was home at the time and immediately exited the apartment and contacted police. Police went inside the apartment and located the fleeing male who was hiding within. The male was identified as 38-year-old Jonathan Lee Burns. Burns was arrested on an outstanding $5,000 arrest warrant for violating his conditions of release, related to the original charges of burglary 2nd degree, theft 2nd degree, and theft 1st degree. Burns' attempts to flee resulted in a slew of additional charges, including resisting or interfering with an officer, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and assault.
The search warrant was a result of a stolen vehicle report which occurred during the early morning hours on 01/26/21, in the 2200 block of Trout Street. The complainant in the case reported his 2003 Toyota Tundra was stolen from a parking lot of a business, by people that were known to him. The stolen Toyota was located that same day in the 9100 block of Cinema Drive; the vehicle was occupied at the time by the people suspected of the theft, 30-year-old Jeremy Michael Olivit and 30-year-old Veronica Morgan Trapp. Both were arrested for vehicle theft in the 1st degree, a class C felony and taken to jail.
When the complainant recovered his vehicle, it was determined that some property had been stolen from the vehicle. One of the stolen items was a .38 caliber revolver. The other stolen items were two Dewalt cordless drills and a gold tooth.
During the search of the residence on 02/09/21, none of the reported stolen items were recovered.
Anyone with information regarding this case, or the location of the stolen property, is encouraged to contact the Juneau Police Department on our business line at (907) 586-0600. Anonymous tips can be made online to Juneau Crime Line.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.