Police and fire reports

 

November 8, 2017



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

10/30

Criminal Mischief: A person called in to report that her door lock to her apartment was broken by someone. Nothing was taken and she was having the lock changed.

Fraud: A caller reported that he received a call from the comptroller at Publishers Clearing House. The comptroller stated that the caller had won a Mercedes and 4 million dollars and would need to pay the taxes before they could give him his prize. The complainant realized this was a scam and reported it to the VPD so other potential victims would be aware. An alert was posted to VPD’s facebook page.

Summons: Werder, Justin William DOB 09/27/96, of Valdez was served a summons for Theft 4th Degree.

Suspicious Activity: A caller reported that someone was taking gravel from the river at the Betty Cato Bridge. An Officer responded to the area and found a loader that had been parked for the evening with its lights on. The owner of the loader was notified.

Drunk Pedestrian: A report of an intoxicated individual walking towards the Betty Cato Bridge was received. The person was wearing shorts and staggering out into the road. An Officer responded to the area found the individual and made sure they arrived safely to their destination.

10/31

911 Hang up: A 911 call from a cell phone was received. Dispatch attempted to call back but the call went to voicemail. An Officer made contact with the owner of the phone and everything appeared fine.

Animal Noise: A complaint of a small dog continually barking was received. The Animal Control Officer responded to the area and attempted to make contact with the owner of the dog but no one was home. A door hanger was left and the dog was checked on later that day and had calmed down, no impound.

Public Service: An Officer gave a Halloween safety presentation to the students at Hermon Hutchens Elementary School.

Misrouted 911: A caller reported that they had wrecked their car at MP 4.5 on the Edgerton Hwy, no injuries were reported. The call was transferred to MATCOM Public Safety who dispatches for that area.

Agency Assist: Glennallen Alaska State Troopers requested assistance from the Valdez Police Department on a motor vehicle accident.

Juvenile Issues: A report of six individuals that had lit something on fire and were headed up Mineral Creek Drive was received. An Officer responded to the area and found that part of a costume on one of the individuals shot flames. Everything was fine.

Juvenile Issues: A caller reported that several individuals with painted faces and wearing black hooded sweatshirts had sprayed something in a dogs face. An Officer responded to the area found lots of people matching the description. The Officer also found silly string all over the area.

11/01

Protective Order Domestic Violence: A long term protective order was served.

Disturbance Noise: A report of noise coming from the white “party” house was received. An Officer responded to the residence. The officer witnessed a female going into the residence. She locked the door. Another individual on his way in was advised to let everyone know to keep the noise down. The music was then turned down. No further complaints were received.

Possible Drunk Driver: A caller reported a vehicle swerving all over the road and could possibly be intoxicated. An Officer located the driver and found that he was not impaired. The driver reported that he was changing songs on his I-phone and realized he drifted to the other lane. The Officer advised him not to do that while driving.

Agency Assist: The Valdez Police Department assisted the Valdez City Shop with identifying vehicle owners for vehicles located in snow lots around town that needed to be moved prior to the first snowfall. Vehicles not moved could later be towed for impeding snow removal.

Counterfeit: A local bank received counterfeit money and turned it into the Valdez Police Department.

Lost Property: A man’s wallet was reported lost and was last seen at Old Town Diner. If you have found this wallet please turn it into the Valdez Police Department.

Possible Drunk Driver: A caller reported a white GMC Sierra swerving all over the road. An Officer responded to the area but was unable to locate a vehicle matching that description.

Fish & Game: A report of a rabbit carcass was called in. An Officer responded to the area and removed the carcass.

Animal at Large: A caller reported two dogs crossing the highway near Bayside RV Park. An Officer responded to the area but was unable to locate any loose dogs in the area.

11/02

Citizen Contact: While on patrol an Officer stopped with a vehicle that had its hazards on. They were making a delivery, no further assistance needed.

Public Service: An Officer gave a presentation to the students at Hermon Hutchens Elementary School.

Animal at Large: The Animal Shelter received a report of a kitten tucked away under a connex. The Community Safety Officer responded but was unable to locate any cats in the area.

Assault - Juvenile: A report of a juvenile being assaulted by another juvenile was received. This case is under investigation.

11/03

Domestic Assault: A caller called 911 and hung up. Dispatch called back and found that two people had been fighting all night. An Officer responded to the residence. Ricky Paul McCain, DOB: 11/9/62, of Valdez was arrested for DV Assault 4th Degree. He was booked into the Valdez Jail to await mandatory arraignment.

Citizen Assist: While on patrol an Officer stopped with a disabled vehicle. The owner of the vehicle had run out of gas and was waiting for a friend to drop off gas.

Bear Incident: A report of a bear in the dumpster was received. The Animal Control Officer responded to the area but was unable to locate any bear in the area or in a dumpster.

11/04

911 Hang up: A 911 call was receive. Dispatch attempted to call the number back but did not get an answer. A VPD Officer responded to the residence found that the person was fine. He stated he had called to report an alarm going off but it stopped.

Abandoned Vehicle: A local business reported an abandoned vehicle that had been parked in the parking lot for about a month. An Officer found out the vehicle was not stolen and informed the business owner to call to arrange for towing if they wanted it removed.

Criminal Mischief: A report of vandalism at the tree park was received. This case is under investigation.

Animal at Large: A caller reported a yellow lab and a small black dog with white feet were running around off leash. An Officer responded to the area and retrieved the dogs. The smaller dog was returned to its owner who was out looking for it. The lab was impounded.

Animal at Large: A chocolate lab type dog was wondering around the area of Homestead road. An Officer responded to the area but was unable to locate a dog matching that description.

Drunk Pedestrian: A report of a person walking to the bar who was not supposed to be drinking was received. An Officer investigated and found the person was not on court ordered conditions so no further action was required.

11/05

Motor Vehicle Accident-Damage: A report of a motor vehicle accident at Mile Post 20-21 with no injuries was reported.

10-30-17 Valdez EMS responded to an individual needing assistance.

10-31-17 Valdez Fire Department responded to a fire on Ptarmigan Street. A warming fire was located and was under control.

11-3-17 Valdez Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Black Rapids Street. The fire was put under control with no injuries.

Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 103

 

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