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Voices of Alaska: More support needed for victims of sex trafficking

...charged with prostitution of themselves in the very same case they were charged with trafficking.In one case, Fairbanks police acting in an undercover capacity contacted a young woman in her hotel room. When she refused repeatedly to agree to...
Fairbanks police to get new station, but no new furniture

...Gilbert asked. ''You don't just throw out the old and replace it with the new unless you need it.'' Fairbanks Police Chief James Welch says that some of the furniture from the current station can certainly be used in the new one...
Fairbanks police warn of thefts of cars left running, unlocked in cold

...It's so easy for them it is pathetic,'' said Fairbanks police Sgt. Ron Bowers. ''If people were out to steal...know there will be valuables in the vehicles.'' Fairbanks police received several reports of stolen vehicles Saturday...
Fairbanks police make large cocaine bust who recently arrived from Los Angeles. Adgardo Ramirez, 35, was arrested Sunday when an anonymous tip sent Fairbanks police and local drug enforcement officers to his motel room. Officers found a kilo, or 2.2 pounds, of cocaine strapped...
Alaska State Troopers race across state for sick children

...teamwork was palpable. A 10-strong group from the Fairbanks Police Department stood waiting to supply a racer for each...I'm signed up for maybe 11." Thompson said the Fairbanks police team had been growing each year of the race. "When...
Auctioneer with rare $5 bill duped in other case notes he stole from the estate of a collector. Fairbanks police say Heritage Auctions pulled the bills from sale...2011. "They thought they had the darn things," Fairbanks police investigator Jim Gibson said. In his approach to...
Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

...received a call or complaint about anybody doing it," said Steve Goetz, deputy chief for the University of Alaska Fairbanks police department.Juneau resident Ralph Jackson said he thought the mellow response to legalization was a testament to...

...39-year-old Jennifer Lynn Mahler administrated for the statewide Office of Human Resources.A complaint filed by UA Fairbanks Police deputy chief Stephen Goetz says auditors found that Mahler used the account for personal and family travel.Goetz...
Carlile truck driver says he found disassembled bomb parts

...parking lot last week and then forgot about it, Fairbanks police said. The device was discovered Tuesday in a Carlile...the truck back to Fairbanks from Valdez Tuesday. Fairbanks police interviewed the truck driver Wednesday. Police Officer...
Two men accused of sexual abuse of 14-year-old

...alleged victim in another abuse case filed last month. Fairbanks police charged Wendell J. Ward, 23, of Fairbanks and...states. Ward and McElrath were interviewed at the Fairbanks Police station, where they admitted having sex with the...


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