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 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    December 19, 2012

Two pounds of marijuana seized by cops

Valdez man Will Wardlaw II was arrested and charged with felony drug possession Saturday after police found him to be in procession of over a pound of marijuana while serving a domestic violence protection order. Wardlaw, age 31, was arrested and...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    October 3, 2012

Complaint says district broke election laws

Valdez City Schools District has been accused of violating Alaska campaign laws by Valdez man Tom Schantz. In a complaint he filed last week with the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC,) Schantz claimed the school district caused irreparable harm...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    October 3, 2012

Drug policy at schools up for revision

Should students at Valdez City Schools be subject to random drug testing? The question was brought to the forefront at a regular school board meeting Sept. 24 when school board member Dawn Farmer said she hoped the board would explore random drug...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    September 19, 2012

Cops and robbers: who stole police light?

A police investigation into the theft of tools from the city shop includes a missing light from a police car. “There were some thefts over at the city shop,” Bill Comer, Valdez police chief said. “I don’t think the guys have much of a...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    June 27, 2012

Werder guilty on 34 counts of assault, sex abuse

A Valdez jury convicted former Valdez man Derek Werder of 28 felony sex abuse charges and six assault charges Thursday afternoon after a trial lasting nearly two weeks. Werder was accused in August 2011 of numerous counts of sexual abuse involving...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    June 20, 2012

Werder guilty on 34 counts of assault, sex abuse

A Valdez jury convicted former Valdez man Derek Werder of 29 felony sex abuse charges and five assault charges Thursday afternoon after a trial lasting nearly two weeks. Werder was accused in August 2011 of numerous counts of sexual abuse, involving...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    April 18, 2012

UPDATE 4/20/2012: Hidden cameras found at Valdez Schools

Valdez City Schools Custodian Supervisor John Vergere and custodian Steve Winn tendered their resignations to the district superintendent, Jacob Jensen, early Friday morning after it was revealed the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    March 21, 2012

Burglary suspect indicted by grand jury

The Palmer grand jury indicted Anchorage man Ian Bradford on numerous charges alleging theft, burglary and criminal trespass for his role in a rash of Valdez burglaries that occurred in January. “Mr. Bradford was indicted on multiple felony...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    March 14, 2012

Valdez woman charged in federal drug probe

Valdez woman Cori Hillar, age 40, pleaded guilty to a single count of “drug conspiracy” according to federal charging documents that outline her small role in a larger drug ring operating in Anchorage. A codefendant in the case, Daniel Meza of...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    February 8, 2012

Hit & Run: woman charged after leaving the scene

Valdez woman Jennifer Werder spent three days in jail last week after she backed a blue Dodge Durango into a parked truck a week ago Monday, striking a woman who was talking to the truck’s driver. Werder then drove away from the scene in front of...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    February 1, 2012

Loot from burglaries recovered police say

Valdez police are pursuing at least two persons of interest in the ongoing investigation into a rash of burglaries that occurred in Valdez last week. At least one is in custody of Anchorage officials and being held on unrelated charges. “One has...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    January 11, 2012

Rollover results in DUI arrest Saturday

Valdez police say Lionel Veal, the driver of the Ford Explorer that rolled onto its side while inbound to town near the Salmon Turnaround on the Richardson Highway early Saturday afternoon, was not injured in the single-vehicle wreck. There were no p...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    December 7, 2011

Arrested boat sinks after auction notice

US Marshals arrested Valdez man Larry Reynolds Monday, enforcing a contempt of court warrant issued by the North Texas Bankruptcy Court last August. The move came just days after the sinking of the M/...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    November 30, 2011

Update: M/V Janice Ruth II sinks in its berth

The M/V Janice Ruth II sank in its berth Wednesday night, just days after a legal notice was published to announce its owner, the Independent Bank of Texas, was to auction to 47 foot luxury fishing...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    November 2, 2011

Ranger position filled for area parks

State parks in the Valdez area are getting some much needed attention - thanks to the hiring of Travis Russell, the new state park ranger. “It’s a brand new position that was just created,” Russ...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    September 21, 2011

Arrested: Boat seized by US Marshal Service

Larry Reynolds has not been apprehended by US Marshals under the contempt warrant issued for his arrest by a federal bankruptcy judge, but a boat belonging to the Martha Reynolds Trust has been...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    September 14, 2011

Judge sentences Morgan to year in jail

Don Morgan was sentenced to serve two years in jail, with one year suspended, and an additional four years probation for his role in the 2009 death of motorcyclist Daniel Buttram. The sentence was handed down in Valdez Court August 4, after...

 
 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    September 14, 2011

Judge orders Larry Reynolds into custody

A federal bankruptcy judge in Texas has issued a warrant for the arrest of Valdez man Larry Reynolds, alleging he not only hid monetary assets from trustees from his bankrupt estate, but that he also made unauthorized withdrawals from a trust...