April 18, 2012 | LXXII, No. 3

Coulee Cops

Reports compiled from police files

Grand Coulee Police

4/10 - A Lakeview resident in Electric City reported that someone had their septic cover off and was pumping sewage out. Police found a resident who said he was waiting for a plumber to come to the site.

- Center Elementary School reported that two injectable pens were missing from the nurse’s room. The pens contained insulin valued at nearly $600. Officials advised the emergency room at Coulee Medical Center of the theft.

- The owner of an apartment complex in Electric City reported that someone was sleeping in the laundry room. Police arrived and advised the man that he had to leave and that he was banned from the premises.

4/12 - Police are requesting charges of possession of a stolen vehicle be filed against an Electric City man and woman. The woman was supposed to contact police with her attorney present to identify a man she said took the vehicle. Police waited a month for the woman to contact them.

4/13 - Police were advised that an alarm that had gone off at The Wolf’s Den bar was triggered by a delivery person.

- A Longview woman was stopped when an officer noticed she wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

It was found that the woman had a suspended license, no insurance. She was cited for all three offenses.

- A Coulee Dam man was stopped for not wearing his seatbelt and the officer found that his registration had expired. He was cited.

- Police had a call of a dog attack on Roosevelt Drive. The officer found the dog at large in the park with a boy and a girl. The owner of the dog was advised he would be receiving a citation in the mail. The report stated the dog, a pit bull terrier, had attacked another dog in the vicinity.

-A camper at Coulee Playland told police that someone had hit a dog near the campsite. Police checked with Electric City to get the owner’s name and the owner was contacted and came for the dog.

- Police were notified that a woman had been forced into a car and taken to Nespelem. The officer’s report stated that he was told the woman might be suicidal. When contacted by phone later, she said everything was OK.

4/14 - A Grand Coulee man was cited for not wearing his seatbelt and for not having his registration signed.

- An Electric City resident called to complain that another resident was spinning circles in the gravel with a radio-controlled car.

4/15 - A Nespelem man was stopped for having a faulty license plate light and then cited for not having insurance.

- Police were called to assist a Coulee Dam police officer responding to a domestic violence issue. The officer found one man injured and a report of two others at Coulee Medical Center. The officer assisted the Coulee Dam officer place a defiant man into the patrol car and went to the hospital until things were under control.

- An officer went to Safeway where a man having difficulty walking had entered the store. The officer noticed the man coming out and asked him if he was OK. He said he was a diabetic and was offered a fruit drink and told the officer he would stop by a friend’s house on the way home to rest.

- A woman on 2nd Street NW in Electric City told police that a radio and speakers were taken during a vehicle prowl.

Coulee Dam Police

4/10 - Police were informed of possible dog mistreatment at a residence on River Drive. The officer learned that the neighbor hadn’t seen anyone at the house for a week or so and that two dogs were barking there, one outside and the other inside. The officer went to the house and noticed that the mailbox was stuffed full and no one answered the door. He observed the dog in the backyard and could hear the dog inside the house. Police notified the tribal animal control officer.

4/12 - USBR Plant Protection requested a check on the gate being open at an SR-174 switchyard. The officer checked the area and closed the gate.

4/13 - Two female juveniles had been partying in a house on Birch Street and appeared to have been drinking. Neither would tell the officer who else was at the house. A check of the house found a male juvenile who was intoxicated and later found to be in violation of his probation. He was taken to Okanogan County Juvenile Facility. The two girls were charged as minors in possession of alcohol and released to their families.

4/15 - A woman was stopped for having a faulty headlamp, and police learned that she didn’t have an ignition interlock system as required by an earlier judgement. A passenger took charge of the vehicle while the driver received a citation.

- An officer was contacted by USBR Plant Protection after a Cenex container was found open and no one around. It was learned that the container and contents were owned by Wilson Construction. It wasn’t determined at the time if anything was missing. The officer locked the container.

- Police responded to a 911 call reporting a fight between two brothers on Central Drive. The officer found one man at the residence with a cut lip and scrapes on his knuckles. Police learned he was wanted, and tribal officers were summoned to take charge of him. The second man was reported to have been at Coulee Medical Center.

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