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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center re-opened


JUNEAU, Alaska, July 2, 2017 – The Juneau District Ranger has re-opened the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and all connected trails for the remainder of today, after closing this morning to support the Juneau Police Department’s investigation of a break-in. The site and surrounding trails were closed for visitor safety earlier this morning when security cameras caught someone breaking in to the visitor center and the Discovery Southeast bookstore within. 

The Juneau Police Department is still searching for the suspect, but do not believe the suspect has any intent to harm others. The Forest Service and Discovery Southeast are grateful for the community support and concern expressed over the incident.  

While the center and connected trails have re-opened, the trails at Dredge Lakes remain closed due to the bear attack earlier this week, as the Alaska Department of Fish & Game continues its investigation. This temporary closure has been instituted in order to protect the safety of visitors, and to further assess the bear activity in the area.  

For more information about the visitor center or Dredge Lakes closures, contact the Juneau Ranger District at 586-8800. 

For more information about the break-in incident and investigation, contact a public information officer for the Juneau Police Department at 586-0600. 

For more information regarding the bear attack investigation, contact ADF&G at 465-4359. 

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