From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #220705-007
On 06/29/2022, the Juneau Police Department received a report from Glory Hall staff that one of their residents, 43-year-old Lucas Canton Schneider, had gone camping about a week prior in the Echo Cove area, and had not returned. Schneider had no estimated return date from camping, but he was scheduled for an appointment on June 7th. It's unknown how Schneider was supposed to get to Echo Cove or return, as he does not have a vehicle. Alaska State Troopers were notified of Schneider's status as a possible overdue camper.
On 07/05/2022, family members from Illinois reported Schneider missing, saying they hadn't heard from him for about two weeks, after he mentioned he was going camping, but he never reported returning home. Glory Hall staff confirmed that as of 07/05/2022, Schneider had not returned to the Glory Hall. On 07/07/2022, Schneider missed his scheduled appointment.
The Juneau Police Department is asking the communities assistance in locating Schneider, as well as help in gathering information from anyone that might have known his camping details to include how he planned to get to Echo Cove or return. A photo of Schneider has been posted on the JPD Facebook page.
*** Updated 07/08/2022 at 3:27 p.m. ***
On 07/08/2022, two warrants were issued for Schneider's arrest. The first warrant is a Juneau AST felony no bail parole warrant for Assault 2nd degree. The second warrant is a $5000 Juneau AST arrest warrant for petition to revoke probation on the original charge of assault 2nd degree.
The Juneau Police Department is also aware of multiple social media posts regarding an unknown male in the area of Berner's Bay cabin, which is located about 8-miles North of Echo Cove. One report indicated that the man was seen camping in the area of the Berner's Bay cabin. The other report was that while the people who were staying at the cabin were gone, an unknown person entered the cabin and stole food and survival type items; yet left more expensive type items in the cabin alone. It is unknown at this time if these reports are related to the disappearance of Schneider, but it is currently under investigation.
***** Update - 07/13/2022 10:30am *****
Lucas Schneider contacted a JPD officer at around 4:00 am this morning. He was arrested on the outstanding warrants and transported to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
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.