Additional warrants being serve by AST
By Dick Kauffman
July 07, 2006
According to Leipfert, the Ketchikan Police Department was notified by the Alaska State Troopers' dispatcher at approximately 2:05 am Thursday that a vehicle had been broken into at 5887 South Tongass Highway. The suspect, who was later identified as Dixon, had been confronted by the complainant and Dixon fled the South Tongass Highway scene in a maroon Ford Explorer leaving behind a handgun and a crowbar in the vehicle he was seen searching through.
Trooper personnel were on standby at that time of the call so Ketchikan Police Department personnel responded to the scene. Ketchikan Police Department officers took the report and attempted to identify the handgun, and to determine if it was a gun stolen during a previous burglary from a city residence.
A short time later, a Ketchikan Police Department officer observed a vehicle fitting the description of the maroon Ford Explore at 2:43 am, headed into town on Stedman Street reportedly traveling approximately 60 mph in a 30 mph zone. The Officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield to the Officer.
Officers followed the Ford Explorer while it continued to elude them until eventually coming to a dead end street. The driver was taken out of the vehicle and identified as Aaron Dixon. Leipfert said officers found items in the Ford Explorer, which appeared to be stolen, as well as prescription bottles not belonging to Dixon.
Leipfert said the Ford Explorer was subsequently impounded, and Aaron Dixon was arrested for Felony Failure to Yield to A Police Officer. Information found as a result of this incident has led to additional warrants being served by the Alaska State Troopers.
Numerous thefts have been reported throughout the Ketchikan area recently according to the Alaska State Troopers.