Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers and members of a Special Emergency Response Team searched area near Delta Junction Wednesday and again today for a 19-year-old Fairbanks man who eluded capture Tuesday in Anchorage after a high-speed chase that ended when he wrecked his vehicle.

Grieving Families Examine Police Actions

Jun 12, 2020
Courtesy Samantha Eyre Harrison

Continuing protests have kindled a national conversation about racism and excessive force by law enforcement, especially on racial minorities. In Alaska, that’s resonated with Alaska Native families who have lost loved ones at the hands of police, including two in Fairbanks. As a warning, this story contains disturbing audio of fatal encounters with law enforcement.

A hiker, who became the subject of a search last week near Chena Hot Springs Resort east of Fairbanks, was located safe over the weekend.

Alaska State Troopers report that a driver came across 21-year-old Evan Corneliussen of South Carolina, near mile 32 Chena Hot Springs Road, late Saturday night.

They say Corneliussen had an injured foot and the motorist drove him to the hospital at Ft. Wainwright for treatment.  

Fairbanks Man Dies in Chena River

May 15, 2020

A Fairbanks man was killed in a boating accident on the Chena River. Alaska State Troopers report that 64-year-old Christopher Hight, and 60-year-old James Fillion, also of Fairbanks, launched on the Chena’s North Fork near Mile 44 Chena Hot Springs Road Tuesday, and when they did not return as planned, a search was initiated.  

According to Troopers, the men’s boat was found pinned in a log jam about five miles up the Chena’s East Fork, and a Trooper helicopter located and picked up Fillion from a gravel bar just downstream on Wednesday.

A search continues for a hiker missing in the mountains east of Fairbanks, near Chena Hot Springs Resort. Alaska State Troopers report that 21-year-old Evan Corneliussen of South Carolina, and his dog, were dropped off by friends at the Charlie Dome Trailhead Monday. 

Troopers say a Department of Public Safety helicopter searched the area Thursday and saw human and dog footprints in the snow, but that subsequently deployed search dog teams did not turn up any conclusive leads.  The search operation is continuing today (Friday).

Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers revealed details Friday on the fatal shooting of a suspect during an attempt to arrest him on warrants charging several counts of sexually abusing a minor. And they identified the two officers who fired their weapons while searching for the suspect in an area about 40 miles south of Delta Junction.

Lawsuit Seeks Change

Dec 23, 2019
Eyre family

December 24th marks 2 years since a Fairbanks man was fatally shot by local police and Alaska State Troopers, and the deceased man’s family recently filed a wrongful death suit against the city, the state, and the officers involved. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

The state Department of Public Safety has identified the two Alaska State Troopers who were part of last weekend’s fatal officer-involved shooting near Fairbanks.

Alaska State Troopers are investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting of a suspect this weekend at a residence on the North Side of Fairbanks.

Alaska State Troopers

There’s a break in a murder case that has haunted Fairbanks for over a quarter century. Alaska State Troopers held a press conference Friday identifying a Maine man as a suspect in a 1993 sexual assault and murder at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.