Police activity in South Fairbanks ends with no arrest

footage from the scene at the corner of 22nd ave and Gilliam Way in Fairbanks where police are in the process of serving an arrest warrant to an individual. (Sara Tewksbury/KTVF)

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Fairbanks Police asked people to avoid the area of 22nd Ave and Gillam Way around 3 p.m. this afternoon for police activity on 22nd Ave. and Gillam Way. The activity concluded at around 5 p.m. this evening with no arrest. According to Fairbanks Police Lieutenant Gregory Foster, they were called to a house on the road for a report of an assault with a firearm. When they arrived they were able to safely get everyone but the suspect out of the house.

The suspect, Kyle Curtin, 33, of Fairbanks, was wanted on a previous arrest warrant for vehicle theft, failure to yield, a DUI among other charges. He was listed on the Alaska State Troopers most wanted list for January.

Foster said that the alleged victims were not cooperative with police and wouldn't explain what happened. Because of this police where not able to charge Curtin with a crime. They decided to deescalate the situation and pull back from the house. Foster said that the property theft warrant didn't justify putting Curtin or law enforcement officers in danger. He said they know where he is and will arrest him when it is safer.