JPD says the van Travis Johnson was driving was reported stolen.
Juneau Police Department received a call at 2:13 on March 22nd reporting a theft from Fred Meyer, where a man ran into a silver van before leaving the scene. After running the plates, JPD found that the van had been reported stolen. A JPD officer encountered the van about 11 minutes later and attempted a traffic stop, but the van continued to drive, turning into Allen court and eventually striking a snowbank. JPD reports that the driver, identified as 35 year old Travis Johnson, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee into the woods nearby.
Five Juneau Police Department officers and two State Troopers responded to the call and report that the suspect was running on Montgomery Street in between residences, headed in the direction of Churchill Trailer Court. Travis Johnson allegedly jumped a six foot fence before he was confronted by an officer with a taser. Johnson was arrested for Fail to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer, Reckless Endangerment DV and an outstanding $50 State of Alaska bench warrant charging Failure to Appear for Arraignment on original charge of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree.
Johnson was transported to and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. The van was impounded and the theft of the van is under active investigation.