February 22, 2012 | LXXI, No. 47

Coulee Cops

Reports compiled from police files

Grand Coulee Police

2/13 - An Electric City man, who had just been released from jail and whose former cohabitant had a protection order from the courts against him, asked police to accompany him to his former home on W. Grand Avenue while he got some of his personal effects. Police went to the residence with him while he got his items and then left.

- An Electric City man reported that a vehicle alarm was going off in the H&H Grocery parking lot and he could see a man trying to get in. Police found a man staggering around who said he was doing “nothing.” He later said he had permission to be in the truck. A quick check with the registered owner of the truck revealed that he had given permission for the man to sleep in his truck.

- A police officer at Tim’s 4 Corners observed a man obviously under the influence of alcohol get in his vehicle outside the store. The officer intercepted him and told him not to drive. The man said he wouldn’t and shortly after went into the store, got some snacks and returned to the vehicle. After a short time he allegedly started the motor and started to leave when the officer intercepted him again. The man denied that he had started the vehicle and backed it up. He was taken to the police station cited for DUI. His rig was towed.

2/14 - Police responded to a 911 hang-up call at a house on Goodfellow in Electric City. The woman told police that no assault had taken place and that her husband was at another address nearby. Police went there and asked the man about the hang-up call. He said he left the residence before anything happened.

2/15 - Police arrested on warrants a passenger in a car that was entering Grand Coulee. The passenger was taken to Grant County Jail.

2/16 - A man in Tribal Corrections called police to state that there had been an attempted burglary at his residence in Electric City. He said his brother had come to visit him and that he saw the man’s girlfriend nearby. Police went to the residence to observe the property and knocked on the door, but no one came to the door. The officer’s report stated that he saw damage to the home and would return later.

- An Electric City woman was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail charged with third-degree domestic violence and malicious mischief. Her husband told police that the woman struck him repeatedly, and police observed the woman kicking furniture in her home.

2/17 - An Electric City business owner told police that someone had taken scrap material worth about $2,500 from the back of his property. In a separate report, the same man reported that a bookkeeper had left his employment and had records or access to records about the business. The bookkeeper was contacted and reported that she had deleted the material.

- An Electric City woman just released from jail asked police to stand by while she got some of her possessions from the house she had lived in. The husband had filed a no-contact order with the courts.

2/18 - A Grand Coulee man on Kelso was cited for a hit-and-run on unattended property for driving in another person’s yard and damaging a small tree and other material.

- A man from Inchelium was cited for not having insurance after police stopped him for having a faulty brake light.

- A man who was obviously intoxicated tried to buy beer and was refused at Safeway. He became disruptive and was asked to leave but refused. He left just as an officer arrived and was abusive to the officer. He was later taken to his residence.

2/19 - An apartment on Electric Boulevard was reported to have loud music coming from it. Police could hear the music from the street and pounded on the door but couldn’t raise anyone. The officer placed a written citation on the windshield of the car in front.

2/21 - A Coulee Dam man told police that a man and a woman had been in his house and took his wallet. The woman was stopped by police near Pole Park and the man later came to the patrol car. The man, who lives on Roosevelt Drive, told an officer that the woman had taken the wallet, which was later found under the car. The woman reportedly admitted taking the wallet and getting over $70 worth of gas on the stolen debit card that was inside the wallet. She was arrested.

- An Inchelium man was stopped when an officer observed that his tail light was emitting a bright light indicating a malfunction. It was found that the man had been drinking and was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, charged and then taken to his niece’s house since he couldn’t drive.

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