PRESS RELEASE FOR THE WEEK OF January 19 – January 25, 2015
Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
01/19 Welfare Check: A welfare check was requested on an elderly male who had not been seen for a few days. Officers contacted the individual in an altered state of mind and assisted in arranging transportation to Providence Valdez Hospital.
Harassment: A minor reported being harassed online from someone out of state. Officers advised her to block the individual and to tell her parents about the incident.
Animal Impound: A small black dog was found at large on Meals Ave and was turned into the animal shelter. For more information, contact the Valdez Animal Shelter at 835-2286.
Fish & Game: A driver reported hitting a moose out of town. The moose was donated to charity.
Alarm: Officers assisted with an accidental alarm activation at a local business.
Possible Drunk Driver: A driver was pulled over by an officer after crossing over the fog line. No alcohol was detected and she was released with a warning.
01/21 Animal Bite: Dispatch received a report of an individual being treated for a dog bite. Officers advised the owner of the dog that it was to be quarantined for 10 days.
Child Abuse: A concerned citizen reported to VPD that children were being neglected and living in unsuitable living conditions. Officers forwarded on the information to the Office of Children Services.
Theft of Property: Officers received a report of an individual taking several items from another’s home on numerous occasions and leaving town with them. It was further reported that people he had come in contact with had stated they had seen him with the reported stolen items. This case is currently under investigation; if you have any information, please call VPD at 835-4560.
01/22 Possible Drunk Driver: A driver reported a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road and almost hitting him head on. Officers responded but were unable to locate the vehicle matching the description given.
Violate Conditions of Release: Officers spoke with an individual that reported he was contacted via text from a woman with a no contact order in place between the both of them.
Trespassing: A woman requested assistance with trespassing an individual from her residence.
Drugs: Drug paraphernalia was reported and confiscated from the Valdez High School.
Vehicle in the Ditch: Officers assisted a driver in getting her vehicle unstuck at the Junior High.
Welfare Check: A welfare check was requested on an individual after the complainant had received alarming text messages containing suicidal ideations. Officers responded to the residence, spoke at length with the individual, removed firearms for safekeeping, and assisted in providing access to health professionals.
01/23 Snow Removal: A citation was issued to the registered owner of a vehicle parked in the street impeding snow removal.
Vehicle in the Ditch: Officers assisted a driver in getting his vehicle unstuck at the tide flats.
Fraud: A woman reported someone is impersonating her and her business via email. This case is under investigation.
Animal at Large: A caller reported a dog at large that chased her and her kids. Officers were unable to locate the dog.
Harassment: Complainant reports a man driving by, swearing out his window and threatening him.
01/24 Arrested: Vincent F.D. Kalchik, DOB 2.27.92, of Valdez was arrested at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport by Airport Police for the charge of Theft in the 2nd degree. Kalchik was arrested on a Valdez arrest warrant with a bail amount of $5,000.00.
Lost Property: A smart phone was reported lost in the Valdez area. If found, please turn it in to the VPD.
01/25 Suspicious Person/Vehicle: Dispatch received a call that a woman had dropped her vehicle off at a local business and gave her keys to an employee stating that she was court ordered to do so, however, the employee didn’t know anything about the “drop”. Officers responded and discovered it was a civil, mutual agreement for the vehicle drop between two parties that were not associated with the business. Officers conducted a check on the vehicle to make sure everything was alright and discovered a dog in the back. The vehicle and dog were fine.
Total Police and Animal calls for the week: 91
VALDEZ FIRE CALLS
1-19-15 to 1-25-15
1-19-15 Valdez EMS responded to a medical issue for an individual. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to Providence Valdez Medical Center.
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