The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

Police and Fire reports

 

October 25, 2017



(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

10/16

MVA – Damages: High winds caused the landfill gate to slam into a vehicle causing damage to the rear door. The gate was undamaged.

Safety Hazard: Officers contacted an individual who was reported as causing a safety hazard by getting in the way at the landfill while loads of scraps were being dumped.

Welfare Check: Officers were requested to conduct a welfare check on an individual who had been returning from Anchorage the previous evening and had not shown up to work as scheduled. Officers did locate the individual who stated they lost their phone somewhere while enroute to Valdez and would be in to work later that afternoon. Information was passed on to the concerned party.

10/17

Disturb Other: A complainant reported that the power and heat to their house had been cut off following a domestic argument. Officers responded and separated both parties for the night.

Civil Dispute: A caller reported that last week while at a local office a door had slammed into their property damaging it and additionally, had hurt their hand. The caller was notified that this was a civil issue.

Bear Incident: An injured bear was reported to the VPD after a caller saw a blood trail on a bridge on Dayville Road and a black bear limping in the area. The bear was not located.

10/18

Assault – Simple: Officers responded to the Valdez High School for a report of 2 juvenile females involved in a physical altercation in the cafeteria. The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Probation Office.

Suspicious Vehicle: Officers investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle near the harbor and determined there was no cause for suspicion.

Civil Dispute: A request for officer assistance was called in to dispatch after a disagreement between family members escalated. Officers spoke with both involved parties and de-escalated the situation.

Animal Noise: Dispatch contacted the owner of a dog who had been reported at large after receiving another complaint about a barking dog matching that description outside a residence. The owner was reunited with the dog and took him home.

Suspicious Activity: Multiple callers reported a blinking light visible outside of Radio Shack that seemed suspicious or out of the norm and requested Officers patrol in the area. Officers determined the light is normal and there’s no cause for concern.

10/19

Traffic Hazard: A refrigerator was reported traveling down Hazelet Avenue unattended. Responding Officers caught the unit, removed it from immediate danger in the street and notified the Baler Facility for pick up.

Theft Property: Officers are investigating the theft of 6 or more pieces of 12”x12”x10’ to 20’ lengths of pressure treated lumber from the corner of Dylen Drive and Richardson Highway. The theft occurred sometime in the past month. Anyone with any information, please call the VPD.

Animal Impound: A Saint Bernard dog found running at large was brought in to the Animal Shelter. The Community Service Officer was able to contact the owner who was then reunited with their dog.

10/20

Arrested: Alaska State Troopers out of Glenallen arrested Leonard Jaysen Ewan, DOB: 05/02/1994, of Copper Center, on a Valdez Bench Warrant for failure to complete community work service sentence on the original charge of Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree. Mr. Ewan is being held at the Valdez Jail to serve 3 days.

Animal at Large: A black and brown dog was reported running at large in the vicinity of Coast Guard Housing.

10/21

Disturb Bar: A highly intoxicated man called the VPD to report something about a cell phone tower and a crazy man who needed to be locked up. In spite of the unintelligible report, Officers responded to the establishment where the caller was drinking at and determined everything was okay.

Camping: Officers contacted the owner of a vehicle that had been parked by the harbor for the past few weeks. The owner who appeared to be living in it was told to move on from the area.

Trespassing: At the request of the property owner; Officers notified an individual that he had been trespassed from the residence and all surrounding property after being found staying in the home owners shed multiple times.

Alarm – Burglar: An alarm monitoring company reported a burglar alarm being activated. Responding Officers found the building secure.

Child Abuse: An allegation of child abuse was received by the VPD. Further investigation revealed the claims were unfounded.

10/22

Property Damage: The owner of a vehicle found that his windshield had been cracked. The culprit was thought to be a marble found at the bottom of the windshield, but how it came to strike the windshield hard enough to crack it is unknown.

Motor Vehicle Accident – Damages: A caller reported an accident had just occurred in front of his residence. Officers responded to the corner of West Egan and Clarke Street and found 2 disabled vehicles, but luckily no injuries. In consequence, a citation was issued to one juvenile driver for Failure to Exercise Due Caution to Avoid an Accident.

10-18-17 Valdez Fire Department responded to an alarm blaring from a home. The alarm was either a smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarm. Upon arriving at the home, the home owner informed the fire department that it was a false alarm.

10-20-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.

10-21-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.

10-22-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.

10-22-17 Valdez EMS responded to a request for helping lift an elderly patient.

10-22-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.

10-22-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene.

Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 104

 

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