Law & Order: June 8-14

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 6-8-18 thru 6-14-18. 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 8, Friday: 

12:20 a.m. Caller reported an individual was harassing people at the bar and then laid in the middle of the road. Officer responded and Geri Pirtle, 48, from Cordova was arrested on multiple charges. 12:53 p.m. Caller reported an erratic driver who was swerving and changing speeds. Officer responded but did not locate the vehicle. 4:37 p.m. While on patrol, officer stopped and assisted a stranded motorist. 5:15 p.m. Individual reported that someone had stolen fishing equipment and other objects from his vehicle while it was parked. Incident is under investigation.

JUNE 9, Saturday:

6:35 p.m. Caller reported three people were on the Crater Lake Trail and ran into a brown bear with cubs. One person was trampled by the bear and had a knee injury making him unable to walk out. Caller stated the bear left after being pepper sprayed. U.S. Coast Guard was notified, and individual was airlifted out by helicopter. 6:52 p.m. Caller reported a brown bear by her house. She stated that it tried to charge her husband and that it was not afraid of dogs. Officer responded and chased the bear away.

JUNE 10, Sunday:

6:11 p.m. Caller reported his bike was stolen from his porch. Individual called back the next day to report his bike was found with little to no damage. 9:34 p.m. Caller reported a brown bear in her yard. Officer responded, and bear left the area.

JUNE 11, Monday:

2:44 a.m. Caller reported a brown bear by his shop and was having people show up later and asked if officer could respond to chase bear away. Officers responded, and the bear left the area. 4 a.m. Caller reported a brown bear roaming around by Chase Ave. Incident was noted. 5:16 a.m. Caller reported that he had shot over a brown bear’s head, that it was getting into garbage and that the bear didn’t seem to be scared of the shot, but eventually ran into the woods. Incident was noted. 10:52 a.m. Caller reported a fire in a sauna. Fire was put out and emergency responders arrived to ventilate the building.

JUNE 12, Tuesday:

4:06 p.m. Caller reported her boyfriend was arguing with her, pushing her down, and taking their new born child away. Officers responded, arresting Calvin Nichols, 21, of Cordova, for violating conditions of release, violating restraining order, burglary in the first, assault in the fourth, and unlawful contact. 9:39 p.m. Caller reported a neighbor had loud music coming from their house. Officer made contact with the home owners requesting they turn down their music.


JUNE 13, Wednesday:

1:10 a.m. Caller reported his daughter was involved in a motor vehicle accident and no one was hurt. Officer investigated the accident. 2:20 p.m. Caller reported his wife’s aunt slipped on a rock while on Sheridan Glacier Trail and possibly broken her ankle. Fire Officer responded transporting the patient to CCMC.

JUNE 14, Thursday:

10:48 a.m. Caller reported a passenger had suspicious luggage. Officer responded investigating the situation.

Notice 1:

On April 20, 2018, Cordova Police impounded a vehicle with the following description of license plate #GZZ556, Beige 2006 Chevy Malibu, Serial Number 1G1ZS53836F276431, at 401 Orca Avenue, Cordova; the registered owner, Gary Westmoreland, died Oct. 9, 2016, with no known next of kin. Unless within 15 days of this notice, either: (a) the vehicle is removed and stored on a lawful manner, or (b) a person with an interest in the vehicle requests a hearing under Section 10.54.060, the city may without further notice dispose of the vehicle by sale, destruction or other disposition authorized by law.


DMV HOURS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday 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, and citations.