Police and Fire reports
(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations
and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Criminal Mischief: A caller reported that she believed that her car had been keyed. The officer determined that the marks were from a broom that was used to wipe snow from the vehicle. There was a consistent pattern on the vehicle.
Conditional Remand: Valton Ward, DOB: 11/24/81 , of Valdez was remanded back into custody after his Third Party Custodian no longer wanted to take care of him. Mr. Ward was out on conditions following an arrest on March 10th for DV Assault.
Impeding Snow Removal: A vehicle owner was contacted to move a RV that was parked in the street impeding efforts of the snow removal crew.
Animal at Large: A black dog was picked up by an officer. The officer located the owner before it was taken to the shelter.
Animal at Large: The Animal Control Officer impounded a dog running at large on Gulkana Street. The owner could not be located.
Animal Noise: VPD received a report of dogs barking constantly for hours. Officers responded and located the noisy dogs. The owners were contacted and had a friend left them in the house. No more noise complaints were received.
Harassment: A female caller reported that she was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend. Officers made contact with the suspect and advised him to stop.
Animal at Large: A caller reported that there was a St. Bernard dog running loose on Klutina Street. As the officer was about to put the dog in the car, a neighbor indicated that they would put the dog inside for the owner.
Arrest: VPD Dispatch received a report of a DV Assault in progress. Complainant stated that she had been thrown around by her husband. Officers responded and after investigating, determined that the caller was in fact the aggressor in this incident. She had threatened her husband with a knife and he had sustained other injuries as well. Cacie Crawford of Valdez was taken into custody and charged with Felony DV Assault 3rd Degree and DV Assault 4th Degree. She was released on her own recognizance the following day after being arraigned.
Arrest: At approximately 2:30 am a female came to the police station to report a Domestic Assault. After investigation and the issuance of an arrest warrant, Pedro Carrillo turned himself in. Mr. Carrillo was held pending arraignment on charges of DV Assault 4th Degree and DV Criminal Mischief. Mr. Carrillo was released on bail the following day.
Animal Noise: VPD received another report of dogs barking in the same area as two days prior. The owner was contacted and took care of the dogs.
Citizen Assist: An officer stopped to assist a person with their vehicle that was stuck in their driveway.
Animal at Large: A dog was reported running loose near City Hall. The dog evaded attempts of capture. The owner was contacted and showed up and retrieved the dog.
Citizen Assist: A caller requested an officer assist with talking to his son about lying.
Motor Vehicle Accident: A minor vehicle accident was reported at the corner of Meals & Egan. The ‘at fault’ driver was issued a citation for Basic Speed.
Fraud: Fraudulent charges were reported on an individual’s credit card. The bank was notified.
Animal Fight: A caller reported that their two pit bulls were fighting and they could not be separated. VPD officers responded and eventually got the animals separated. Both animals were taken to the Vet and later quarantined.
Animal Bite: A caller reported that she was bitten by a neighbor’s dog. The owner was contacted and the animal was placed into quarantine.
Domestic Disturbance: A caller reported that her son fighting with his father. Officers responded to their residence. The Juvenile probation officer was contacted and arrangements made for the juvenile.
Disturbance: At 21:12 hours, a VPD officer responded to the report of a woman banging on a door. The caller did not know the person and did not want to open the door. Officer located the woman at another residence. She had locked herself out of her house and was distraught. The officer called a locksmith who was able to open up the residence. The woman indicated she was still pretty upset and wanted a ride to her aunt’s house. She was given a ride.
Welfare Check: At 4:09 hours, VPD dispatch received a distress call from a female wanting help. After a moment of silence on the phone, that same person was pounding on the back door of the police department. Officers made contact with the female who seemed to be very anxious. She was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
Animal at Large: The same St. Bernard was reported to be running at large again. The officers were unable to locate the animal.
Agency Assistance: VPD assisted Anchorage Police with a Next of Kin notification.
Welfare Check: A caller reported that a man was stumbling in traffic at eight mile. The man was intoxicated. He was assisted back to his residence.
Welfare Check: VPD received a call that there was a naked man by the playground. Upon arrival the subject had put his clothes back on. He was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
Welfare Check: Officers were requested to check on some juveniles who were in the care of their intoxicated fighting parents. Officers made contact and determined that the mother was not intoxicated and there was only a verbal argument between the two.
Animal Noise: A report of dogs barking in the Corbin Creek area was received. Upon arrival, the officer could not hear any noise. He stayed in the area for 15 minutes but did not hear any barking.
Vehicle Damage: A caller reported that she ruined her tire when she hit a pot hole.
Gunshots heard: A caller reported hearing gunshots at mile post 46. The information was passed onto the troopers.
Possible Drunk Driver: VPD dispatch received a report of an individual driving a red Subaru station wagon that was driving in excess speeds and crossing the center line. VPD officers caught up to the driver at milepost 12. After conducting field sobriety tests the officers determined the driver was not impaired. The driver admitted to crossing over the line due to the condition of the road.
3-22-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center
3-23-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.
3-24-17 Valdez EMS and Fire participated in Public Education training at the Valdez Middle School.
3-26-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.
3-22-17 Valdez Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire 10 mile area. The fire was extinguished.
3-27-17 Valdez EMS responded to motor vehicle accident at Mile 49 on the Richardson Highway. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center
3-29-17 Valdez Fire Department responded to a possible Hazmat situation, with oil leaking into the road. The hazmat call is under investigation.
3-30-17 Valdez EMS responded to a person who was injured at the high school. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.
3-31-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual having medical issues. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.
4-2-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene.
4-2-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing assistance. The patient was treated at the scene.
Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 102