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

Police and fire reports


October 4, 2017

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations

and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)


Animal Bite: An individual reported they were walking their dog when they were bit by another dog. Case forwarded to ACO.

Panic Alarm: A panic alarm was activated at a local business. Officers responded and concluded it was a false alarm.

Public Speaking/Appearance: An officer conducted a demonstration of flares at the VPD range for a class from Valdez High School.

Animal at Large: Caller reported a small dog running loose, caller was afraid it would get hit by a car. ACO responded and was unable to locate the dog.

MVA-Damage: Caller reported a vehicle accident with damage had occurred.

Public Assist: While on patrol, an officer contacted an individual whose car was disabled. The officer assisted with pushing the vehicle to the side of the road.

Disturbance: Complainant reported their spouse was intoxicated and being belligerent. The intoxicated individual had left the residence prior to officer arrival.


Assault Simple: Officers responded to a report of an argument outside a local bar involving multiple males. Arrested: Erin Roland, DOB 12/01/1984, of Anchorage, for Assault 4th degree and on an outstanding Anchorage warrant for Failure to Appear. He is currently being held on $2,000 bail.

Neighbor Issues: Complainant reported ongoing issues with a neighbor’s dog chewing up items on their property and defecating on their property. ACO made contact with the neighbor, reminded them of the ordinances, and they agreed to keep their dog on their property.

Public Speaking/Appearance: A 2nd grade class from HHES toured the Animal Shelter.

Lost Property: An individual reported losing a GroPro camera at Worthington Glacier. Please turn into VPD if found.

Information Report: An individual spoke with dispatch regarding all the graffiti on the rocks at Dock Point and requested the city clean it off. After speaking with the Parks & Rec department it was concluded that the graffiti could not be cleaned due to the fact that chemicals would get into the water.

Welfare Check: Caller requested a welfare check on two small children and their parent; the complainant hadn’t seen them in a couple of days and they weren’t at their residence. Officers spoke with the parent who said everyone was fine and they would call the complainant.

Embezzlement: Complainant reported an employee embezzling money from a local business. Case is currently under investigation.

Serve Time: Charles Wilkinson, DOB 10/08/1983, of Valdez, reported to the Valdez Jail to serve time for probation violation.

Agency Assist: Palmer Adult Probation requested an individual on probation be given a UA.


Bear Related Incident: Caller reported a black bear was throwing their empty garbage cans around and their dogs were going crazy. The bear had left the area prior to officer arrival.

Domestic Non-Arrest: Complainant called to report an individual was at their house and refusing to leave. Officers responded and concluded it was a verbal altercation only and the individual agreed to leave.

Trespassing: Officers trespassed an individual from a residence upon the request of the owner.

MVA-Injury: Dispatch received a report of a motor vehicle accident on the tide flats. Officers and Fire/EMT personnel responded.

Panic Alarm: A panic alarm at a local business was activated. Officers responded and concluded it was a false alarm.

Alarm-Burglar: A burglar alarm was activated at a local business. Officers responded and contacted a delivery person who accidently set off the alarm.

Burglary-Non Residential: Complainant reported that someone had broken into a local business taking a large sum of money and an antique rifle. Juvenile suspects were identified and the case was forwarded to the Juvenile Probation Office.

Barking Dog: Complainant reported a dog had been barking for about a half hour. Dispatch contacted the owner who agreed to put the dog inside.


Animal Impound: ACO responded to a report of a dog tied to a street sign. The dog was impounded.

Alarm-Burglar: A burglar alarm was activated at a local business. Officers contacted an individual who was cleaning and accidentally set off the alarm.

Aggressive Animal: Caller reported that while walking their, another dog jumped out of the back of a truck and attacked their dog.

Serve Time: Edward Vlasoff, DOB 5/11/1972, of Tatitlek, reported to the Valdez Jail to serve time for a conviction of Assault 4th Degree.

Possible Drunk Driver: Complainant reported that an employee at a local business had shown up under the influence. Officers responded to the business but the individual had already left the area, they were unable to locate the vehicle based on the description that was given.


Bear Incident: Caller reported that someone had struck a black bear cub with their vehicle on the tide flats. Officers responded and had to dispatch the bear.

Barking Dog: Complainant reported that dogs in the neighborhood are continuously barking and whining in the early morning hours. ACO made contact with the owner who stated they only bark for a few minutes when they’re being fed.

Child Abuse/Neglect: Officers were contacted by a mandatory reporter and advised of concerns regarding physical abuse. OCS was notified.

Hazardous Materials Spill: Complainant reported that a vehicle parked at a local business was leaking some kind of fluid. Complainant advised the driver of the vehicle who left the area seemingly unconcerned. An officer contacted the manager of the business and advised them of the situation.

Harassment: Complainant spoke with an officer about ongoing harassment issues.

Animal at Large: Caller reported a dog in their backyard. Dog was gone upon officer arrival.

Animal at Large: Complainant reported a dog running loose, almost getting hit by a vehicle. Owner was contacted and they agreed to get the dog.

Assist EMS: Dispatch received a call requesting an ambulance for an individual having trouble breathing. EMS was dispatched, officers arrived to assist.

Harassment: Complainant spoke with an officer regarding being threatened by a former family member.


Welfare Check: Caller reported a young male, approximately 10 yrs old, had been running around the area for a couple of hours. Being it was after curfew, they requested a welfare check. The individual was no longer in the area when officers arrived. Officers patrolled the surrounding areas and were unable to locate him.

Welfare Check: At approximately 3:30am an employee at a local business called to report a young male was there and asked an officer to come speak with him. Officers arrived and found the child they had been looking for hours earlier. The officers transported the child back to his parents who were asleep and didn’t know that he had left the residence.

Possible Drunk Driver: Complainant called to report a possible drunk driver near mile post 40, heading outbound. Valdez AST advised the AST post in Glennallen who dispatched a Trooper to look for the vehicle.

MVA-Damage: Officers responded to a report of a minor motor vehicle accident.

Animal Information: Caller reported hearing an animal screeching in the woods by the Goldfields, sounded like an injured or dying animal. An officer responded to the area and was unable to hear or find any animal.

Found Property: A rifle was found by Lowe River and turned into VPD.

Civil Problem/Dispute: Complainant called to report that an individual has some of their property and won’t give it back. Complainant was informed it was a civil matter and they need to try and resolve it themselves or through the court.

Animal at Large: Caller reported two dogs running loose near Ruth Pond. Dispatch contacted the owner listed on the tags; they came and collected their dogs.

Sound of Shots Fired: Caller reported hearing gunshots in the area of Sawmill Drive. Officers were able to determine that it was fireworks that had been let off at a bonfire that had been going in the area.


Welfare Check: Caller reported an individual had come into a local business seeming to be under the influence of drugs. Officers found the individual and transported them back to their residence.

911 Hang-up: Dispatch received a 911 call, the caller hung up prior to making contact with dispatch. The number was called back and it was determined that a child had accidently called.

9-26-17 Valdez EMS reviewed the Valdez Middle School during a fire drill exercise.

9-26-17 Valdez EMS responded to the Valdez City Jail for an individual needing medical assessment.

9-27-17 Valdez EMS responded to a single motor vehicle accident. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.

9-29-17 Valdez EMS responded to the Valdez Middle School for an individual having difficulty breathing. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.

9-30-17 Valdez EMS was on standby at the Valdez High School during the Valdez Football game.

Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 112


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