Police and emergency
(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
Fraud: Complainant reported a fraud call involving prize winnings. Complainant was advised not to give out any personal information or send money to anyone.
Animal Impound: A caller reported a dog at large. The Animal Control Officer impounded the dog and took it to the shelter.
Found Property: A leopard print wallet belonging to Diana Demarais was found and turned into the Valdez Police Department.
Animal Bite: A caller reported that they were attacked by a dog; they were bitten on their foot. The dog was a white pit bull, with a brown spot over its eye and not on a leash. The Animal Control Officer investigated and issued a citation to the owner.
Welfare Check: A welfare check was requested on an individual. An Officer attempted to make contact but was unable to locate the person.
Possible Drunk Driver: A caller reported that her husband had been drinking and drove off with the children in the car. Officers responded to the area, contacted the driver and found there had been a verbal argument and the driver was negative for a DUI. The individuals were separated for the night.
Serve Time: Erick Cook, DOB 08/20/79, of Glennallen, checked in to the Valdez Jail to serve time on the charge of DUI.
Family Issues: Complainant reported a possible domestic issue in progress. Officers responded to the residence to investigate. No arrest was made.
Animal Dead on Arrival: While on patrol the Animal Control Officer found a dead porcupine on the side of the road.
Burglary Residential: A caller reported a man with a carhartt jacket trying to gain entry into a residence. An Officer responded to the residence and found the owner had lost his key and was trying to get into his house.
Possible Drunk Driver: A caller reported a driver that may be drunk. An Officer located the vehicle at the Medical Center but no one was in the vehicle.
Abandoned Vehicle: A caller reported that a vehicle had been abandoned in front of his house. An Officer contacted the owner of the vehicle who stated that he would move it within 24 hours.
Alarm – Other: Caller reported hearing an alarm coming from the house next door. They attempted to contact someone inside the residence but no one responded. An Officer and the Fire Department responded to the residence to investigate and determined that the alarm was from a very loud clock.
Domestic No Arrest: Complainant reported that they were having a verbal argument and was scared. Officers responded to the residence and determined that there was no assault and provided the complainant transportation from the residence.
Neighbor Issues: A caller reported that they were having problems with their neighbor and the neighbor’s dog. An Officer investigated the incident and found no crime had been committed.
Animal Aggression: A caller reported that a dog was off a leash and attacked their dog. An Officer spoke to the individual and turned the case over to the Animal Control Officer.
Assist EMS Crew: Officers responded to a residence to assist EMS with an individual who had fallen and was unable to get up.
Abandoned Vehicle: Complainant reported a vehicle had been parked on the dock for two days. Owner of the vehicle was contacted and it was moved.
Family Issues: Complainant reported their girlfriend had spent the day drinking and doing drugs and was yelling and causing a disturbance. Officers contacted the girlfriend and found there had been no alcohol consumption, she calmed down and officers left the residence.
Open Door: While on patrol, an officer discovered an open door at a local business. The officer cleared the building and was able to secure the door.
Open Door: While on patrol, an officer discovered an open door at a local business. The officer cleared the building and attempted to secure the door. (This was a separate incident from the one prior)
Domestic, Non-Arrest: Complainant reported to dispatch being thrown to the floor by her boyfriend and having her phone taken away to keep her from calling 911. Subject had left the residence prior to officer arrival. Complainant told officers they had a verbal argument only. Officers were unable to locate the subject.
Serve Time: Natalie Gabler, DOB 03/11/1986, of Valdez, checked in to the Valdez Jail to serve time on the charge of DUI.
Animal at Large: Caller reported a yellow lab running loose near the shelter. Officers were unable to locate the dog.
Serve Time: Therese Salazar, DOB 4/19/1960, of Valdez, checked in to the Valdez Jail to serve time on charge of DUI and Endangering Welfare of a Child.
Possible Drunk Driver: While on patrol an officer was flagged down by a motorist to report a possible drunk driver. The officer contacted the suspect driver and found that the driver had not consumed any alcohol.
Welfare Check: Dispatch received a call from an unknown number, the call was then disconnected. Dispatch recognized the caller and sent officers to conduct a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers found the residence with no electricity. They were unable to get the power to come back on and advised the homeowner to call an electrician.
Animal Impound: A local business reported a dog running around. An officer responded, retrieved the dog and took it to the shelter.
Traffic Complaint: Complainant reported a large dump truck driving outbound had debris flying out the back. Dispatch contacted the driver who agreed to go back and pick everything up.
Animal at Large: A local business reported a little dog had made its way inside. An officer responded but the employees didn’t want the dog going to “doggy jail” so they kept the dog and posted it on social media and was able to find the owner.
Stop FI: An officer contacted two juveniles who were running down the street. They were running home, trying to beat the clock before it was past curfew.
Suspicious Vehicle: Caller reported a vehicle had been parked next to their residence, next to the fuel tank, for a couple of hours. The vehicle left before the officers arrived.
Motor Vehicle Accident w/Damage: A single motor vehicle accident occurred near 5 mile when the vehicle hit an icy patch causing the vehicle to roll into the river. All occupants were able to exit the vehicle, no injuries were reported.
Motor Vehicle Accident w/Damage: While investigating the MVA at 5 mile, the officer came upon another single motor vehicle accident near 7 mile. All occupants were able to exit the vehicle, no injuries were reported.
ROAD CONDITIONS BETWEEN DAYVILLE AND 10 MILE ARE EXTREMELY ICY. WINTER IS HERE, DRIVE WITH CAUTION.
Serve time: Christian McGee, DOB 7/12/1979, of Valdez, checked in to the Valdez Jail to serve time on the charge of DUI.
10-11-16 Valdez Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Museum Annex. After investigation of the area, the call was a false alarm.
10-12-16 Valdez EMS responded to a fire alarm which ended up being a noise from a faulty alarm clock.
10-13-16 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.
Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 94