The Fairbanks Police Department was able to safely defuse a standoff between themselves and a man with a gun. FPD closed off an area of Bentley Drive in Fairbanks Monday morning because of police activity.
Alaska State Troopers arrested 17-year-old Jamison Gallion charging him with starting multiple fires in the Two Rivers area. With a suspect in custody, trooper say the threat of fire is over. However, for victims of the fires, life is far from normal.
UPDATE: Alaska State Troopers and State Fire Marshals arrested 17-year-old Jamison Gallion on Thursday for a string of arsons in the communities of Two Rivers and Pleasant Valley outside of Fairbanks. Troopers said the 17-year-old is charged with burning down multiple structures on Chena Hot Springs Road since May 2021.
Fairbanks is a town founded on gold mining, but a recent project to search for gold in the area is causing alarm among some residents. Felix Gold and Milrock Resources are in a strategic partnership to explore for gold in the Fairbanks area.
According to Alaska State Troopers a fire in the community of Two River/Pleasant Valley over the weekend has been determined to be an arson. Grange Hall on Grange Hall Road burned to the ground in the early morning hours of Saturday.
Just east of Fairbanks, Alaska are the communities of Two Rivers and Pleasant Valley. Over the last few months, life has been anything but pleasant for residents of the area as a serial arsonist has tormented them. The Alaska State Troopers have identified five fires as arsons and are investigating others. Just this weekend there were two fires in the community.
Over the last few months, at least four fires in Two Rivers, Alaska are considered to be arsons. Two Rivers is at 23 mile Chena Hot Springs Road just outside of Fairbanks and has no fire department. Over the weekend, the arsonist burned down two houses belonging to members of the McKee family.
Arson is suspected in a string of fires near two rivers. According to the Alaska State Troopers, multiple homes and buildings including the community center have burned down in what is expected to be arson.
The Alaska State Troopers are increasing traffic patrols around Fairbanks in an effort to catch unsafe drivers around the holiday. AST captain Mike Roberts says that this is part of a nationwide effort to stop impaired drivers.
Fairbanks Judge Brent Bennett announced his verdict in a murder trial involving a self defense claim. Ryder Smith, 23, was acquitted a charge of first degree murdered and found guilty of second degree murder.
According to a dispatch posted on Friday by the Alaska State Troopers (AST), troopers were involved in an officer involved shooting in Fairbanks early Friday morning. The suspect was reported deceased at the scene.
May 31, 2021 will be Alaska State Trooper Captain Ronald Wall’s last day as a trooper. After 31 years of serving the state he is retiring. Since joining the department in the 1990′s, and then rising through the ranks, he has seen many changes.
The Fairbanks Police Department, along with the Fairbanks Fire Department and Fort Wainwright's 65th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, investigated two suspicious boxes/packages at the First National Bank on Merhar Ave. in Fairbanks
The FBI searched the home and business of a couple from Homer on April 28 looking for items stolen from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Newly unsealed court records show agents believed a woman seen assisting in the theft of a computer belonging to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was Marilyn Hueper of Homer.
Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks have seized a vehicle that looks like an unmarked police car. They say it was allegedly used to pull over at least one person on the Richardson Highway around three weeks ago.
The Alaska Department of Public Safety highlighted the state’s special traffic enforcement effort against impaired driving on April 20, which is a day some people consider an unofficial cannabis-oriented holiday.
A Fairbanks resident stopped an attempted robbery at a Holiday Gas Station on Friday by holding the suspect at gun-point. The incident started when a 17-year-old allegedly walked in with a knife and told employees he was robbing the store.
An altercation at the Hookah Lounge in Fairbanks left one man with a gunshot wound to the head. After investigating the incident, two Fairbanks men were charged with attempted murder in the first degree. Jerrico Jujuan Turner and Kharron Nathien Green, 27 and 23 respectively were arrested a short time later on College Road.
A bonfire at the 9-mile levy outside of north pole left one girl in the hospital with first and second degree burns last week. Alaska State Troopers are seeking the public’s help in finding out more information.