PRESS RELEASE FOR THE WEEK OF May 6th through May 12th Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 05/06
Welfare Check: Officers responded to the report of a man lying face down in a snow bank and furnished transportation for the intoxicated individual to his home.
Child Endangerment: Officers are investigating a report of child endangerment.
Credit Card Fraud: After cancelling the credit card, a caller made a report of credit card fraud to the VPD.
Traffic Hazard: Officers investigated the report of a crazed person charging at moving vehicles and yelling obscenities on Meals Ave. The subject, who was known to Officers from previous contacts, had settled down when they arrived on scene.
Disturb – Other: Officers issued Disorderly Conduct warnings to three individuals following complaints of intoxicated males arguing and being disruptive in public.
Serve Time: Matthew Joshua Downing, DOB 12/30/1993, of Anchorage, checked in to serve 60 days with 54 suspended for the charge of Driving under the Influence.
Juvenile Issues: A caller reported kids in a parking area doing suspicious things.
Serve Time: William Jessy Nelson, DOB 05/04/1988, of Chitina, checked in to the Valdez Jail to serve 30 days for the charge of Assault 4th degree.
Family Issues: Officers responded to the report of a possible domestic in progress and investigated what turned out to be family issues. It was determined that no crime had been committed and all involved were acting in accordance within the boundaries of parenting a child.
Welfare Check: A caller mistakenly dialed 911, but then stated he was having his own personal emergency and made allusions of ending his life. Officers were able to track down the person and ascertain that he was okay and not suicidal.
Assault Info: Officers advised a person to not spank anyone else’s children and to speak to the parent before taking any action.
Attempted Burglar: A young man in a black hoodie and jeans was reported as trying to gain entrance into a private residence. When the resident found him opening the front door, the man stated he was a Jehovah Witness. Officers responded to the area but were unable to locate anyone of that description or other witnesses.
Arrested: Thomas Clayton Watson, DOB 10/15/1981, of Valdez, was arrested on a Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Trial Call for the original charge of Driving While License Revoked.
Serve Time: Dylan Andrew Kompkoff, DOB 08/01/1993, of Valdez, checked in to serve 30 days on the charges of: three counts of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and three counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
MICS – Marijuana: Officers forwarded a case to Juvenile Intake.
Arrested: Cale Watson Harrison, DOB 03/01/1984, of Valdez, was arrested for Driving with License Revoked.
Remanded: Michael Joseph Hedley, DOB 09/04/1986, of Valdez, was remanded to jail on a parole hold for parole violation.
Arrested: Cynthia Rae Eskilida, DOB 08/01/1993, of Valdez, was arrested on a Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Violation of Provisional License.
Disturb Other: A caller reported that her son was intoxicated and requested Officers assistance getting him out of her home.
Lost Property: A Ziploc bag containing a red and white wallet and two candy bars was reported lost somewhere in the Valdez area. If located, please drop off at the VPD drop box located in the lobby of City Hall.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Damages: A driver reported being run off the road near Keystone Canyon and sustaining damage to his vehicle when it hit a guard rail.
Theft of Property: An automated external defibrillator (AED) was reported stolen from the Civic Center. Anyone with any information, please contact the VPD.
Animal Information: A caller reported that there are bunnies making a nest under his porch and even though he has been beating them with a 2x4, they keep coming back. The case was referred to the Animal Control Officer.
Disorderly Conduct: Officers responded to the report of a belligerent customer in a local business. Officers trespassed the individual from the premises.
Harassment: A mobile business was accused harassing an individual with offers of free product in exchange for sexual favors. The complainant was advised to not contact the business.
Disturb – Other: A woman was reported walking on the highway screaming at vehicles.
Traffic Hazard: Officers gave a ride home to a pedestrian who was reported as intoxicated and staggering around on the highway.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Hit & Run: Officers are investigating the report of a hit and run accident that occurred in the parking lot of a local business.
Serve Time: Hunter Jay Madl, DOB 01/04/1988, of Valdez, checked into the Valdez Jail to serve 45 days with 42 suspended on the original charge of Driving Under the Influence.
Traffic Complaint: Officers contacted the driver of a vehicle reported as travelling around town at a high rate of speed and warned him to slow down.
Disorderly: Officers responded to a report of an unruly patron in a local business. She was ultimately asked to leave the premises.
Animal Neglect: 2 dogs were left in a vehicle with the windows rolled up.
Theft: A business reported the theft of fuel.
Theft of Property: Officers contacted an individual in regards to some missing pallets and requested that they be returned to the property on which they were found.
Disturb - Noise: A man became agitated when he couldn’t unlock his front door and began kicking the door and yelling. Officers contacted the individual who explained that he had become upset when he thought he was locked out of his apartment.
Open Door: An open door was reported at the Airport. Officers patrolled the area and secured the door.
Serve Time: Kyle Blake MacDonald, DOB 09/05/1989, of Valdez, checked into the Valdez Jail to serve 60 days with 57 suspended for the original charge of Driving Under the Influence.
Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 93
The information listed below is the most current information KVAK has received. Updated information will be posted as soon as it is received.
Valdez Fire Department
Monday May 13, 2013
George R Keeney
On May 8 at 2:17 pm Fire personnel responded to the Gilson Jr. High for alarm activation. On arrival the building was checked and checked for fires. After the checks the system was checked and verified it had been reset.
On May 8 at 2:32 pm Fire personnel responded to the Senior Center for alarm activation. On arrival the maintenance crew met us telling of cutting dry wall next to the detector. The dust set off the system. The detector was cleaned and covered until the holes could be cut and then uncovered. The system was reset by fire crews.
On May 8 at 11:28 pm EMS personnel responded to a 911 call for a man that was having difficulty breathing. The patient was treated on scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center for further treatment.
On May 10 at 11:21 am EMS personnel responded to a 911 call for a twenty eight year old lady that was having difficulty breathing. The patient was treated on scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center for further treatment.
On May 10 at 4:24 pm EMS personnel assisted the medevac team transport a lady from Providence Valdez Medical Center to the airport for a flight to Anchorage for further treatment.
On May 10 at 6:26 pm EMS personnel responded to a lady that had fallen and had shoulder pain. The patient was treated on scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center for further treatment.
On May 11 at 10:32 pm EMS personnel assisted the medevac team transport a patient from Providence Valdez Medical Center to the airport for a flight to Anchorage for further treatment.
On May 12 at 6:15 pm EMS personnel assisted the medevac team transport a patient from Providence Valdez Medical Center to the airport for a flight to Anchorage for further treatment.
Crews from the fire department completed the stand by for the May Fly In event at the airport. The event went without any major emergency events.
Some bad news: One of the community AEDs have been removed from the Civic Center. That unit is placed in the public area to help save lives. If you borrowed it please return the unit to the fire department or the Civic Center. If you know who borrowed the unit please contact the police department at 835-4560.