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Man Accused of Smashing Fairbanks Store Windows

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:06:22 PM AKST

A 49-year-old North Pole man is under arrest, accused of smashing storefront windows at three Fairbanks businesses.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says Scott Clark Rutter is charged with felony criminal mischief in the Sunday night incident.

The downtown businesses affected are Arctic Traveler, the Co-Op Plaza and Alaska Rare Coins. Police estimate damages at $17,000.

According to the criminal complaint, police received a report of the damage at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police say two witnesses identified Rutter, who authorities say has a swollen right hand.

Court documents say one witnesses reported seeing Rutter smash a window with his fist. According to authorities, another witness reported seeing Rutter arguing with a woman.

According to authorities, Rutter says he didn't damage the storefronts. It's unclear if Rutter has an attorney.