Suspicious North Pole Man Harassing Children Arrested by Troopers

The Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a call concerning a suspicious male hanging around the McPeak’s store in North Pole on Thursday. The caller reported that the man was harassing children at that location.

Troopers responded to the area, but the man was no longer there. The officer located and interviewed the children near the store. The children said that the unidentified man had not harmed them in any way, yet they felt uncomfortable around him.

As the trooper was speaking with the children, the suspect walked back into the area.

Troopers contacted the man and identified him as 56-year-old North Pole resident Robert Keelick. A check of Keelick’s background found him to be on Felony Probation for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender with No Alcohol Consumption stipulations.

Dispatch says that Keelick was arrested on a Probation Violation and transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Facility where he was remanded.