Law & Order: June 17-30

EDITOR’S NOTE:
This week’s report includes police logs for two weeks, June 17 through June 30. Last week’s police report was not received until after press time.

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 6-17-16 thru 6-30-16. Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendant and/or defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of Law.

JUNE 17, Friday:
12:38 a.m. Caller stated her husband was disoriented and could not follow or understand instruction and requested help in transporting him to the hospital. Ambulance responded and transported patient. 1:03 a.m. Caller reported people were climbing on the man lift that was located by the old library parking lot and that one had made it to the basket. Another caller reported that there were kids on the ramp behind an establishment climbing on a ladder to get on the roof. Officer responded and located the suspects, both were cited for MCA.

JUNE 18, Saturday:
12:30 a.m. Caller reported a noise complaint on a local bar. 3:53 a.m. Caller stated there was someone knocking on their window and requested an officer. Officer talked with the person knocking on the window and provided them transport to another location.

JUNE 19, Sunday:
3:07 p.m. Caller requested the fire department to help set up an aircraft that had tipped over on its side. Fire department responded and aircraft was reset.

JUNE 20, Monday:
5:13 p.m. Caller reporting that he had heard that someone had tried to break into his house while he was out of town. Officer went to residence and spoke with owner. The house was locked and it did not appear that any entry had been made.

JUNE 21, Tuesday:
8:22 a.m. Caller reporting that there is a bear around Second street and Council. Officer responded to the area but could not locate the bear.

JUNE 22, Wednesday:
3:21 p.m. Caller reported there was a skiff anchored up above the weir with no one in it. Officer responded and yelled but there was no response. Shortly after Officer confirmed that there was a man laying down in the boat and that he was ok. 4:18 p.m. Caller reporting that they had been receiving threatening texts from a coworker. Officer spoke with caller and their supervisors and advised them of the situation. Officer advised caller that they should file for a protective order. 11:45 p.m. Officer observed the doors of a business open after hours. Officer stopped to make sure was well. Business owner was present and all was well.

JUNE 23, Thursday:
5:52 a.m. Caller reporting that there is a possible stroke victim at their residence. Ambulance crew responded and transported individual to CCMC. 7:58 a.m. Caller reporting that they spilled some hazardous chemicals on the cement at their residence and that it was bubbling. Officers and Fire officer responded to scene and safely disposed of the hazardous chemicals at the bailer. 8:29 a.m. CCMC requested a medical transport to 13 mile airport.

JUNE 24, Friday:
8:07 a.m. Caller reporting a loose dog that was almost hit by several vehicles. Dog was picked up by officer and later released to owner after it was bailed out. 11:26 a.m. Caller reporting that someone illegally dumped trash by the landfill.

JUNE 25, Saturday:
10:48 a.m. Caller reporting that the vehicle he had been driving was stolen. Dispatch called owner back for more information and caller stated that one of his fellow crewman was driving it and didn’t let him know. The vehicle was returned safely. 1:44 p.m. Caller reporting grey smoke coming from a business on First street. Fire department paged. Fire officer quickly determined that there was no fire and that it was only a brick oven being fired up. Fire crews told to stand down.

JUNE 26, Sunday:
3:15 a.m. During patrol Officer noticed an unruly crowd outside of a local establishment. Officer made crowd disperse. 9:51 p.m. Caller reporting that there is an empty fishing vessel with its net set and dead fish in it. He also stated that it looked like the boat has been there for days. Received an update from the USCG that the boat was involved with a prior case from last Friday and that the vessel operator had to be medevacked. Alaska State Troopers were contacted and one of their Troopers responded to secure the boat.

JUNE 27, Monday:
10:23 a.m. Caller reporting that there was damage to the bridge at Nirvana Park. Officer responded and took photos of the bridge and updated the parks department.

JUNE 28, Tuesday:
10:42 p.m. Caller reporting that an individual was driving recklessly on First St. Officer responded but was unable to make contact with the individual.

JUNE 29, Wednesday:
2:17 a.m. Caller reporting that there had been a fight outside a local establishment. Officer and ambulance crew responded to incident. The injured party refused medical treatment and officer provided transport to the individual’s residence.

JUNE 30, Thursday:
5:39 a.m. Caller reporting that a fishing vessel was sinking in the harbor. Dispatch contacted the harbor master who responded to scene with pumps. 1:16 p.m. Caller asking if an officer could conduct a welfare check on an individual who hadn’t shown up to work and isn’t answering their phone. Officer responded to individual’s residence and determined that the person was sleeping and that they are fine. 4:48 p.m. Caller reporting that a trailer of theirs was vandalized. Investigation started. 5:10 p.m. Caller reporting that they believe someone has broken into their building. Investigation started. 7:28 p.m. Caller reporting a fire under the harbor approach ramp across from AC. Fire department responded and extinguished the fire hazard.

The police department tips line is up and running. Call 424-TIPS (8477).
Cordova Police Department appreciates the information you share with them and you will remain anonymous.  Thank you for coming forward with information and assisting the community.

NOTES FROM CORDOVA DMV:
DMV HOURS: Tuesday – Thurs from 8am to 3:30pm unless otherwise posted.  Motorcycle testing is still available, weather permitting. DMV has moved to 602 Railroad Ave. Payments now accepted for dog licenses, ATV/snow machine registrations, citations.

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