Alaska Library Has Costly Break-in


A break-in at the Noel Wien Library in Fairbanks, AK may end up costing much more than the $300 dollars stolen from the cash drawer.

The thief broke a one-of-a-kind stained glass window to gain entry to the building. The window was titled “Alaska In Vitro,” and showed a panorama of Alaska. Artists Donna Alania Clark, Cherie Garfinkle, and Douglas Yates created the work in 1979. It is hoped that the work can be repaired, but officers valued the damage at over $10,000.

The break-in occurred Monday December 20th about 2:30 a.m. Anyone with information regarding the burglary is urged to contact the Fairbanks police department. Contact information can be found on their website, serious tips only, please.