Police and Fire reports
(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
Snow machine: After almost hitting a snow machine that failed to stop at a three-way stop, a caller requested information on regulations pertaining to the use of snow machines. Officers spoke with the complainant regarding his concerns and also directed him on how to find those regulations online.
Snow Removal: Dispatch received a complaint involving snow removal on a residential street that was being piled up in the middle of the street.
Welfare Check: Officers were requested to check on an individual who was reported to be making suicidal comments. Officers were able to locate the individual; they determined he wasn’t suicidal and was fine.
Animal Impound: The Animal Control Officer impounded a dog.
Animal Impound: A Saint Bernard dog dragging a leash was found running around at large. The Animal Control Officer was contacted and the dog was impounded.
Animal at Large: A caller reported a loose dog on their porch, but before the Animal Control Officer could respond, the complainant called back to say the owner had retrieved the dog.
Animal Information: An injured bunny from the Valdez Airport was taken to the Animal Shelter to coordinate care. After assessment by the Valdez Vet Clinic; it was determined that is was injured beyond saving and euthanized.
Remand: After a urine test yielded positive results for multiple illegal substances, Charles Roy Wilkinson, DOB 10/8/1983, of Valdez, was remanded to the Valdez Jail for probation violation.
Animal at Large: A caller reported a large black dog running at large in the vicinity of Klutina Street. The Animal Control Officer did not locate any loose dogs in the area.
Animal at Large: Dispatch received a complaint regarding a loose dog reportedly killing a pet bunny rabbit. The complaint was forwarded to the Animal Control Officer.
Home Confinement: James Joseph Hughes, DOB 09/29/1990, of Valdez, checked in to the Valdez Jail to prepare to serve his 3 day home confinement sentence for a first time Driving Under the Influence charge.
Traffic Complaint: A traffic complaint was made to dispatch involving a white hatchback that pulled out in front of the caller.
Animal at Large: A caller reported an orange tabby cat that was possibly a stray cat outside their residence on Jago Street. The cat had left the area when the Animal Control Officer responded, so a cat carrier was with the complainant for her to put the cat in if it returned.
Fish and Game: Dispatch received a complaint regarding people feeding an eagle. The Animal Control Officer will be investigating the complaint.
Motor Vehicle Accident – No Damage: An accident involving one vehicle backing into another parked vehicle in a parking lot was reported. The investigating Officer determined only minimal damage occurred.
Suspicious Vehicle: Officers were asked to investigate after an out of town homeowner heard that there was a suspicious vehicle parked in their driveway when there wasn’t supposed to be anyone there. Officers determined the tracks were old and there was no cause for concern.
Vehicle in Ditch: A tow truck was dispatched to assist a motorist who had pulled off the side of the road to walk his dog and found that he had pulled over too much.
Open Door: Officers responded to a report of a grey vehicle with the door left open in a parking lot. Officers determined the door was left open by mistake and closed it.
Fish and Game: Another report of eagle feeding at a different location was called in to dispatch. Officers questioned the accused individual who admitted to feeding crows, not eagles. The case was forwarded to the Animal Control Officer.
Welfare Check: Officers conducted a welfare check on an individual at the behest of a concerned relative. Officers determined everyone was okay and facilitate communication between all concerned parties.
Civil Dispute: Officers were involved in what was determined as a civil dispute between two parties and a hired private investigator.
Animal Impound: A stray cat was impounded at the Animal Shelter.
Disturb – Other: A distraught caller reported her friend had been dragged by her neck out of the house by an angry boyfriend. Officers responded and questioned multiple parties regarding the incident. As there were conflicting stories, no physical evidence and the uninjured supposed victim denied any wrongdoing, all parties were separated for the evening and no charges were filed.
Alarm – Burglar: A commercial alarm monitoring company reported a burglar alarm had been activated in a local business. Responding Officers found the building unlocked, but nothing amiss. Officers remained on scene until an employee could be located to secure the building.
2-6-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual who had fallen and needed medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.
2-6-17 Valdez Fire Department responded to fire alarm activation at the Mt. Sky Hotel. After investigation of the area no fire was found and the system was reset.
2-10-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual not feeling well. The patient was treated at the scene.
2-10-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual who was injured during the Elks Tournament. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.
2-11-17 Valdez Search and Rescue assisted the Alaska State Troopers on a ground search near the Tsaina River area.
2-12-17 Valdez EMS responded to a suspicious odor and the individual who was not feeling well. The patient was treated at the scene and no odor was detected on the monitor.
Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 89