Law & Order: Aug. 12-18

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 8-12-16 thru 8-18-16. 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.

AUGUST 12, Friday: 

12:00 a.m. Caller reported that they needed assistance because their vehicle was in a ditch. Officer responded and was able to contact another individual to help them back onto the road.  8:14 p.m. Caller reported they needed an ambulance for an unconscious family member. Ambulance responded and provided transport to hospital.

AUGUST 13, Saturday: 

12:15 a.m. Caller reported that a family member told them that someone had broken into their house and another individual’s home and fled. Nobody was hurt but still requested an officer check it out. Officer responded and spoke with several different home owners and patrolled that area but was unable to locate the suspect. 1:24 a.m. Caller reported a four wheeler speeding down a road without headlights on. Officer responded but was unable to locate the vehicle. 7:37 p.m. Caller reported a possible intoxicated driver. Officer located suspected vehicle and conducted a traffic stop and determined the driver to be fine.

AUGUST 14, Sunday: 


2:46 a.m. Caller reported a vehicle had hit a pole and drove off. Officer responded but could not locate the vehicle. 4:12 p.m. Individual came to the station to report that their vehicle had been broken into and that several items had been stolen. Incident is under investigation.

AUGUST 15, Monday: 

11:30 a.m. Caller requested a medical transport from 13 mile USCG hanger to CCMC. Ambulance responded and provided transport. 12:00 p.m. Dispatch received a report that a city property had been damaged. Officer was emailed pictures and the case is under investigation. 2:44 p.m. Caller requested a medical transport from CCMC to 13 mile airport. Ambulance responded and provided transport. 8:53 p.m. Several people came to the station to report workplace harassment. Officer told the complainant that he would warn the suspect to stop and would follow up with their employer to see if they could help solve the problem. 10:27 p.m. Officer conducted a traffic stop. Mark Hughes, age 27, of Lake Tapps, WA was arrested for DUI and no motor vehicle insurance. 10:51 p.m. Caller reported hearing threats and shouting coming from a docked fishing vessel. Officers and ambulance crew responded to scene and transported one individual to CCMC.  11:11 p.m. Caller reported having a civil matter concerning a family member. Officer responded and both parties agreed to separate for the night.

AUGUST 16, Tuesday: 

9:00 a.m. James Kemp, age 19 of Cordova, was cited for Minor Consuming Alcohol, 2nd offense.  5:53 p.m. Individual came to the station to report that their boat had been stolen. The boat was found and upon investigation it was discovered that another individual had paid for the boat and it was registered to them. 6:41 p.m. Caller reported a suspicious vehicle by containers with construction equipment in it. Officer responded to area but did not see any vehicle and that the containers were secure. 9:19 p.m. Caller reported there was suspicious activity around a presumably abandoned property. Officers responded to area and talked with the responsible party who said everything was ok.

AUGUST 17, Wednesday: 

12:25 a.m. Caller reported people shouting outside and that they believed that a fight was about to take place. Officer responded to area and spoke with the people there who said that the fight already broke up. 10:25 p.m. Caller reported a civil matter. Officers responded to scene and spoke with both parties. Both individuals had conflicting stories and were separated for the night.

AUGUST 18, Thursday: 

7:06 a.m. Caller reported being harassed by a family member. Officer spoke with caller.

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.


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.