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

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Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 10/8/18 Intoxicated Pedestrian: An intoxicated individual was stumbling down Airport Rd causing the complainant to nearly...

 

Short jail sentences now eligible for monitoring instead

Some lawbreakers that would usually go to jail may now be eligible to serve their sentences through electronic monitoring, thanks to a new agreement. Dean Williams, Alaska's commissioner of the Dept....

 

No jail time in assault case spurs push to oust Alaska judge

ANCHORAGE - A man drove an Alaska Native woman to a dark street, said he would kill her and choked her until she blacked out. He then masturbated on her face. Originally charged with kidnapping, 34-ye...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 10/1/18 Fraud - A resident reported being the target of a phone scam in which the caller requested a credit card number....

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 9/24/18 Welfare Check – VPD received a request for a welfare check on a juvenile that had missed several days of...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 9/17/18 Camping: Individuals were reported camping in the yard of a church. An Officer contacted several folks from out...

 

Just what is the difference between civil and criminal?

Civil and criminal are two legal terms that oftentimes get used incorrectly. Knowing the difference and how each can provide justice is important. The famous football player OJ Simpson, who was found not guilty of murder in a criminal court in 1995,...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 9/10/18 Found Property – A cell phone with a credit card was turned into the VPD. Please contact the VPD to claim. Welfa...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 9/17/18 Camping: Individuals were reported camping in the yard of a church. An Officer contacted several folks from out...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 9/03/18 Animal at Large – VPD Dispatch received a call that a dog may have slipped its lead and was at the caller’s...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 8/27/18 Suspicious Person – A man reported hearing a vehicle outside of his house. He was concerned because he recently...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 8/20/18 Suspicious Activity – A caller reported that she had seen some concerning posts from an individual on social...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 8/13/18 Bear Incident: A bear was reported on the back porch of a local residence. The caller stated they were able to...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 8/06/18 Found Property: A credit card was placed in the VPD drop box. Please call VPD to claim. Property Theft: A report...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 7/30/18 Bear Incident – A bear was reported attempting to get into a local business. The Animal Control officer arrived...

 

Police and emergency

(NOTE: The police report for last week was unavailable due to the fact that the City of Valdez website and its data has been infected with ransomware) 7-22-18 Valdez Fire Department responded to a RV fire. The fire was extinguished. 7-23-18 Valdez...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 7/15 Citizen Contact – An Officer made contact with a few tourists and gave a young child a tour of the police car....

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 07/09 Title 47 ETOH – After being warning for Disorderly Conduct earlier in the night, an individual was remanded by...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 07/02 Bear Incident - A black bear was reported in the Glacier Campground area. The bear decided to urinate on the...

 

Marauding bears are causing problems throughout Valdez this summer

The adage that a fed bear is a dead bear has proven true this year. As of July 1, there were twenty-seven brown bear related calls to the city's emergency dispatch center. This is a slight increase fr...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 06/25 Public Assist: Officers contacted 3 individuals on skateboards in the middle of the street. After determining one...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 06/18 Traffic Complaint – A caller reported a motor home driving on the park strip. They suggested getting signs posted...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 06/11 Noise Disturbance – A caller reported that his neighbor was playing their music too loud. Officers made contact...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 06/04 Animal Impound: A black lab was running loose at Valdez Mobile Home Park and was reportedly being hyperactive...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 05/28 Abandoned: Officers found an abandoned vehicle on the road. The owner was contacted and had it moved. Animal...

 

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