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Reports compiled from police files


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3/12 - An Electric City Goodfellow Street couple told officers that during the night someone had taken their blue 1997 Ford Taurus from their driveway. They reported that the car was locked and had a half tank of gas.

- Police responded to a call for assistance in a cardiac arrest on “E” Street. The officer found the female subject unconscious and administered CPR until medics arrived. She was taken to Coulee Medical Center.

- An Electric City man on West Grand Avenue acknowledged that his vehicle had been taken during the night. He told police that his girlfriend saw two females take the vehicle and gave their names to police. Police are looking for the women and the vehicle.

3/13 - Police received word that someone was taking a trailer from a residence on Weil Place. They found a man hooking the trailer up to his vehicle and learned that he was picking the trailer up because the party that bought it hadn’t made payment.

- Police learned that an Electric City woman wanted on a warrant had been seen at the corner of Park and Jackson. Police went there and saw the woman run when she saw the officer. The officer yelled for her to stop, then arrested her and took her to Grant County Jail.

3/14 - Police were advised that there was a traffic hazard at the 200 block of Park Avenue. The officer learned that a dog was running loose and had been in the middle of the road. No dog was found.

- An officer went to an address on W. Grand Avenue on a 911 hangup call. A neighbor had seen a man and a woman arguing and that the two left in separate vehicles before police arrived.

- An officer assisted medical personnel lift a patient into an ambulance on Section Place.

3/15 - A motorist, stopped at an intersection in Electric City, wanted to argue with an officer who saw him go past a stop sign without fully stopping. When asked for his license, registration and insurance information, he asked, “What are you going to do if I don’t give it to you, arrest me?” When he learned that actually would happen, he finally complied and was ticketed for the stop sign incident and having an expired registration.

- A beer delivery driver triggered the alarm at Wolf’s Den on Main Street. Owners were called.

- A National Park Service Ranger was assisted by police when he informed them he had three parties stopped and that there were narcotics involved. Police stood by while the NPS officer did his investigation.

3/16 - An officer was called to the Senior Manor to take charge of a dead bat. The bat was placed in a garbage receptacle.

- A woman on Electric Boulevard in Electric City said she had her music up loud because she was “hammered.” She turned the music down as the officer warned her about disturbing the peace.

- Center School officials called police to report that a large black dog was in the playground area. Police stated the dog was gone when they arrived.

- Police were waved down and learned that a man was running in front of traffic near the overlook area just above Grand Coulee Dam. Police found the man, who at first would not give his name but proclaimed, “I hate police.” The North Dakota man was wanted on a warrant for his arrest from Lincoln County, but when that county’s deputies were contacted they refused to accept the man. He was turned loose and told to stay on the sidewalk and out of the roadway.

- A vehicle prowl was reported on 2nd Street in Electric City. A man said the doors to his Dodge van were open and he requested that the van be dusted for fingerprints. The van was dusted but no fingerprints were lifted.

- A woman on Bowan Street in Grand Coulee reported she was bitten by a dog, but she refused medical attention. The owner was told to keep the animal in quarantine and if it showed any sign of rabies to contact police.

3/17 - A man who borrowed a friend’s car was given a citation for not having insurance after he was stopped for a faulty license plate light. He was warned on the light problem.

- An apartment manager and a tenant both asked that a man be permanently be banned from the apartment complex after he allegedly had thrown a chair through a door at the woman’s apartment. The man was taken to Grant County Jail and police are asking that he be charged with malicious mischief, domestic violence and residential burglary.

- A woman on Miller in Electric City told officers that someone had entered a trailer she has and moved things around. She said a guitar was inside and shouldn’t be there, so she threw it outside. The incident is being investigated.

- An officer responded to a verbal domestic violence call and found that a 14-year-old boy was giving his mother problems. The boy was advised to obey his mother.

- An Electric City driver was pulled over at North Dam Park because of an expired license. He later was cited for driving while his license was suspended and for the expired license. His wife came to take charge of the vehicle.

3/18 - A Nespelem driver was stopped because of a faulty brake light and the driver was cited for not having insurance.

- A woman was stopped for a faulty brake light and then issued a citation for not having insurance and expired vehicle tabs.

- An Electric City woman on Electric Boulevard told police that a woman had been asked to leave her residence and refused to do so. The woman left when police arrived and was told not to come back. She agreed and left the area on foot.

- A woman told police that she had received text messages on her cell phone and she felt threatened. She showed the messages to the officer and said that she was to be a witness in a criminal case and felt that the person sending the messages was making a threat.

- Okanogan County officials advised police that a sex offender living in the area had not registered. An officer checked at the location, but the man was not home.

Coulee Dam Police

3/13 - A couple on Camas contacted police because they had run into trouble purchasing a bulldog puppy over the internet. They told the officer that they had sent $390, the asking price of the dog, and now were informed by email that they needed to send an additional $510 to the shipper to cover insurance. Police are investigating.

- A woman on Camas Street told police her neighbor’s pit-bull mix came through a rotted fence and chased her dog into the house. Police confronted the pit bull’s owner, who said her dog didn’t like people in uniform because police had pepper sprayed her dog before. Police are forwarding the report to animal control for possible action.

3/16 - A town employee gave police a bike that someone had left on his property. Police took the bike and locked it up while waiting for someone to claim it.

- An officer went to the Coulee Dam Bridge were it was reported that someone had strung cans and fishing lines across the roadway. The officer found two cans, but no fish line.

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