Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stolen vehicle that was parked in front of a five-plex on Dolly Varden Drive at approximately 11 pm and immediately responded to the scene, trooper dispatch revealed.
When troopers arrived, they were able to confirm that the vehicle parked in the driveway was indeed a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Fairbanks on Monday evening.
When they attempted to approach the vehicle and the suspect behind the wheel, the driver pulled out of the driveway and sped away. Troopers gave chase, and a short time later, the driver of the stolen vehicle lost control and ended up in the ditch.[xyz-ihs snippet=”adsense-body-ad”]
After crashing, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot towards the complex where he was first encountered.
Believing that the suspect had barricaded himself inside of the five-plex, a search warrant was requested and granted, and SERT was called to the scene. Upon arrival, the complex was evacuated and SERT attempted to communicate with the suspect.
After several hours, SERT eventually entered the building and searched for the suspect without success. He was not in the building. Residents from the building were displaced for approximately five hours while the operation played out and resolved.
Troopers say that the Fairbanks Police Department and Alaska State Troopers have developed a suspect in the case, and the joint investigation is on-going.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adversal-468×60″]