Law & Order: Aug. 26-Sept. 1

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 8-26-16 thru 9-1-16. 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 26, Friday 

3:36 a.m. Individual reported being attacked in the boat harbor. Both parties met at the police station. Officer spoke with both parties and they both did not wish to press charges. 3:55 p.m. Caller requested an officer’s presence for a hostile employee who may cause a fight. Caller called back and said the employee was complying and that an officer was no longer needed. 5:42 p.m. Caller reported that there were suspicious vehicles on a neighbor’s property. Officer responded and the vehicles were gone and found nothing else suspicious.

AUGUST 27, Saturday

2:19 a.m. Caller reported that people were shooting off fireworks and waking people up. Officer responded and spoke with the individuals lighting them off and warned them that if anymore fireworks went off they would be cited. 3:24 a.m. Individual dropped off two intoxicated subjects who were later booked in and released when sober. 6:16 p.m. Caller reported being out the road and a group of people were shooting in their direction and hitting them with pellets even after informing them of having a child with them. Officer and an Alaska State Trooper responded. Upon arrival there were no guns being fired but officers spoke with both parties involved.

AUGUST 28, Sunday


3:26 a.m. Caller reported their friend’s vehicle had been vandalized and that the tailgate of the vehicle was no longer on it. Officer responded and spoke with owner. 8:46 p.m. Caller reporting a pretty bad fight at a residence. Officers responded to residence but the parties had separated and agreed to stay away from each other. 11:00 p.m. Individual came to the station and reported that a building they owned was broken into and some tools are missing. The incident in under investigation.

AUGUST 29, Monday 

6:43 p.m. Caller reported that they had been contacted by an individual who wasn’t allowed to under his conditions of release. Gery Thorne Jr, age 31, of Cordova was placed under arrest for violating his conditions of release. 8:49 p.m. Dispatch received a distress call on the radio saying that their boat was taking on water and that they are in Orca Inlet. Alaska State Troopers responded and found the bowpicker . mile off spike island taking on water and with the help of another vessel they were able to tow the sinking vessel to the harbor.

AUGUST 30, Tuesday 

6:06 p.m. Caller reported a vehicle keeps speeding in their neighborhood. Officer responded to scene and spoke with caller and the vehicle driver and advised them to use care when driving. 8:59 p.m. Caller reported that an individual had made a big scene at their apartment complex and that that individual had also thrown a rock at their window. Officer responded to scene and the individual was gone. Officer spoke with the land lord who stated that they wanted that individual trespassed. 11:07 p.m. Caller reported that their neighbor was having a party outside their house and that the noise was keeping them up. Officer responded and told them to lower the volume of the radio. They agreed and broke up the party a short time later.

AUGUST 31, Wednesday

2:16 a.m. Caller reported that a vehicle had pulled into a lot near their residence and that it seemed suspicious. Officer responded to area but was unable to make contact with the vehicle. 2:30 a.m. Caller reported a noise complaint on a neighbor. Officer responded to scene and the music was off. 7:42 a.m. Caller reported that their vehicles and residence had been damaged by another individual. Brandy Joy Thorne, age 30, of Cordova was arrested for criminal mischief in the third degree. 12:23 p.m. Caller reported 2 dogs running loose and being aggressive. Owner was notified and the dogs were put away. 3:32 p.m. Caller reported a warehouse was broken into. The incident is under investigation. 4:05 p.m. Caller requested and ambulance for a medical transport from the hospital to the airport. Ambulance responded and transported patient to the airport.

SEPTEMBER 1, Thursday: 

Nothing to report.


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.