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


Police Report


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


Suspicious Vehicle: A caller reported a U-Haul van was parked in an unusual spot by the Ball fields. Upon officer’s arrival, there were no occupants found in the vehicle and believed it was just being parked out of the way.

Traffic Complaint: A motorcycle was reportedly being operated in an area where motor vehicles are prohibited. Officers were unable to locate one matching the description given.

Welfare Check: A welfare check was requested on an individual after the caller learned she was off of her prescribed medication. An officer made contact with the individual who stated she was fine, and notified a doctor of the situation.


Visible Flames: A caller reported seeing an open fire out of a window in her residence, but was unsure of what was burning. An officer contacted a neighbor nearby who was having a contained bonfire in their backyard.

Noise Disturbance: A caller reported hearing a loud explosion in a residential area. Officer’s were unable to determine what or where the noise had come from.

Open Door: The janitor of a public building requested officer’s assistance locking the sliding glass doors that had malfunctioned.


Traffic Hazard: Multiple callers reported a white Toyota pickup with a camper shell driving in the lane of oncoming traffic on the Richardson Highway. Officers were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description given.

Suspicious Person: A local church requested an officer walk through the building nightly after an individual had been found sleeping inside multiple times and causing disorder.

Animal at Large: Multiple callers reported an extremely skinny pit-bull was loose and were concerned it was starving to death. An officer spoke with several people in the area but was unable to locate the dog. The incident was forwarded on to the Animal Control Officer.


Concealment: A local business reported an employee witnessed a male shoplifting and he was being detained in the store until an officer’s arrival.

Arrested: Daniel M. Thompson, DOB 09/02/1968, of Texas, was arrested on the charge of Concealment of Merchandise.

Theft from Vehicle: Jumper cables were reportedly stolen out of a vehicle sometime within the last couple of weeks. This case is currently under investigation.

Animal Noise: A caller reported a dog at a nearby residence had been barking and howling for several hours. Upon officer’s arrival a barking dog was heard, but was unable to determine the location it was coming from.


Domestic Disturbance: A caller requested officer’s assistance for an ongoing verbal argument with their significant other. Upon officer’s arrival, the subject had left the residence before the argument escalated any further.

Animal at Large: A black husky was reportedly running down the roadway. An officer was unable to locate the dog after searching the Valdez area.


Domestic Disturbance: A caller reported her husband became verbally abusive toward her and her child during an argument. Upon officer’s arrival, the parties were separated for the evening.

Animal Noise: A caller reported multiple dogs were let out into the backyard of a residence early every morning and barked continuously. Officers were unable to locate anyone at the residence and it was forwarded on to the Animal Control Officer.

Fugitive from Justice: William T. Dunson IV, DOB 05/05/1971 and Jeffrey M. Dunson DOB 07/08/1972, of Texas, are currently being held at the Valdez Jail as Fugitives from Justice on multiple warrants out of Texas.


Camping: A caller reported they believed the occupants of a van were camping overnight in the area of Dock Point. Upon officer’s arrival, the vehicle had already left the area.

10-15-15 Valdez Fire responded to a public service inspection for the SERVS fire system.

Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 93


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