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

Police and Fire reports

 

November 1, 2017



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

10/23

Theft of Property: Tires were reported stolen from a local business. Later, the business owner found the tires hidden in a discreet location.

Harassment: A caller reported being harassed by another individual. An officer contacted the complainant who then changed their mind and didn’t want to pursue accusations of harassment.

Agency Assist: A radio station out of Chicago reported receiving a call from an individual who had deliberately ran into a guardrail somewhere outside of Valdez. Officers patrolled city limits and passed the information on to Matcom. There were no accidents in reported area.

Bear Incident: Two bears were outside of a residence at MP 4 of the Richardson Hwy. The bears had left the area prior to officer arrival.

10/24

DUI: Seth McCollom, DOB: 11/03/1980, of Valdez was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. He registered a breath-alcohol content of .156. Mr. McCollom was processed at the Valdez Jail and later released.

Assist EMS: Officers assisted EMS with a medical call.

Animal at Large: A St. Bernard was reported running around at large. The Animal Control Officer attempted to make contact with the owner with no success.

Animal at Large: A lab/pit mix dog was reported running around at large. The Animal Control Officer was able to contact the owner and released the dog back to its owner.

Found Property: A car stereo was found in the parking lot of the high school. Please contact the Valdez Police Department with descriptors to claim.

Possible Drunk Driver: A woman was reported staggering to her car at a residence to retrieve something out of it. A little while later, the complainant heard the vehicle leave the area and that they were having a hard time getting it in gear. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle matching the description.

10/25

MVA – Damage: A vehicle accident was reported at mile post 5.5 of the Richardson Highway resulting in the vehicle upside down in the Lowe River. The occupants had gotten out of the vehicle before the caller arrived on scene. A tow truck was requested to retrieve the vehicle from the river.

Child Custody Disputes: A caller requested information regarding custody and the safety of children mutually shared with the other parent. They were advised to obtain a custody agreement with the court.

Animal Bite: A dog bite was reported to VPD. The Animal Control Officer investigated and determined the victim was bit by their own dog and that it happened a few weeks prior to the report. No quarantine was necessary for this incident.

10/26

MVA – Hit & Run: VPD received a report of a hit and run that occurred on North Harbor Dr. It was reported that someone had run into a display pole causing damage. This case is under investigation.

Bar Disturbance: A fight was reported at a local bar. Officers responded and made contact with the parties involved. After investigation, William C. Looper, DOB: 04/07/1993, of Sitka, was issued a summons to appear in court for Assault in the 4th degree.

10/27

Animal at Large: A St. Bernard was reported running loose on W. Klutina St. The dog was gone upon officer arrival.

Welfare Check: A welfare check was requested for a young girl running down the street by herself. Officers responded and were unable to find anyone matching the description.

Animal at Large: A big brown male dog was reported wandering around Pacific Ave. The dog had left the area prior to officer arrival.

10/28

Welfare Check: A caller from out of town had requested a welfare check on her son whom she hasn’t heard from for awhile. Officers checked every known place the individual has resided and was unable to locate him. It is suspected they may have moved out of Valdez.

Lost Property: A black iPhone 6 with a very thin case was lost around the area of the Best Western. If found, please turn in to Valdez Police Department.

Harassment: A caller requested officer assistance due to being harassed by an ex-boyfriend. Officers responded to the residence where the individual was knocking on the window trying to contact the woman. After making contact with the individual, he was detained on an Immigration & Naturalization Warrant of Arrest.

Warrant Arrest: Salvador Ruiz-Gonzalez, DOB: 10/22/1978, was arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant from the Immigration & Nat/Dept Justice for violating a PO DV order. Mr. Ruiz-Gonzalez is currently being held at the Valdez Jail awaiting for transport by Customs Border Patrol.

Criminal Mischief: Vandalism was reported at Ruth Pond. After reviewing video surveillance, 5 teenagers were seen taking a “Thin Ice” sign out of the ground and throwing it into the pond. Officers found that no damage was done and were able to retrieve the signs from the pond and place them back where they were.

Strange Activity: Five teenagers were seen suspiciously running from the back of the Civic Center. An officer patrolled the area and found the premises to be secure and everything was in place.

10/29

Civil Dispute: A civil dispute stemming between two friends after a lot of alcohol was consumed led to belongings being thrown out of a residence and spread across the road. Officers responded to the area and found nothing in the road. They advised them to readdress the issue the next day after both parties were sober. They followed up with an officer the following day and were advised of their options.

MVA – Damage: A Side Dump was reported rolled over on its side at the duck flats. There were no injuries and the driver was able to exit the vehicle on his own. DEC was contacted and the driver got the area cleaned up.

Theft – Other: An employee at a local business was caught stealing. Investigating Officers made contact with the individual at his residence and recovered numerous items. Charges are pending.

10-23-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.

10-24-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing medical attention. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.

10-24-17 Valdez EMS responded to assisting with a medivac flight.

10-25-17 Valdez Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Mt. Sky Hotel. No fire was found and the fire alarm panel was reset.

10-25-17 Valdez Fire Department gave a Fire Prevention presentation to the Valdez Co-op.

10-26-17 Valdez Fire Department gave a Fire Prevention presentation to the Valdez Co-op.

10-26-17 Valdez Fire Department gave a Fire Prevention presentation to the Valdez Middle School.

10-27-17 Valdez Fire Department gave a Fire Prevention presentation to the Valdez Co-op.

10-27-17 Valdez EMS responded to assisting with a medivac flight.

10-29-17 Valdez Fire Department responded to fire alarm activation at the Valdez Teen Center. No fire was found and the fire alarm was reset.

10-29-17 Valdez EMS responded to assisting with a medivac flight.

10-29-17 Valdez Fire Department responded to a dump truck rollover on the duck flats. No injuries were reported.

Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 109

 

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