Coulee Cops

Reports compiled from police files


Grand Coulee Police

6/2 - Officers were called to Coulee Playland to check into a report of a woman floating on a raft. Later the woman came ashore and walked into the campground.

6/3 - A Grand Coulee police officer driving his patrol car on I-5 was struck from behind by a driver who was cited for following too closely. There was minor damage to the patrol car and no injuries.

6/4 - A resident who lives on O’Sullivan Road reported to police that someone had entered his home and taken a variety of items totaling about $1,500 in value. He told police of a person he suspected in the theft and police are seeking the person to talk with him.

- A man who lives on Electric Boulevard in Electric City, wanted on a warrant, was seen near North Dam Park, arrested and taken to Grant County Jail.

6/6 - A contractor working on Sunset was told by police to go by Electric City Hall and get a proper license to work within the city. The contractor explained to the officer that he was told by the homeowner that he didn’t need a license to do the work.

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

- Police cited a resident on 2nd Street in Electric City after the man’s dog got loose and killed a neighbor’s cat. Police requested the city council to review the report to determine if the man’s dog should be declared dangerous.

6/7 - A man on Weil Place told police that he thought someone was trying to break into his house. He told the officer that he heard a scratching noise and took the officer to the bathroom window where he pushed on the glass, which fell into the house and broke. The report said there was no evidence that anyone had been at the window.

- Police checked on a suspicious person report on Midway. The officer found a man walking on SR-155, who told police that he recently had twisted his knee and was trying to walk it off.

- Two Electric City residents and a Nespelem woman were arrested after an altercation on W. Grand Avenue in Electric City that spilled over to a second residence on the same street. The woman from Nespelem was treated for a broken nose and other injuries at Coulee Medical Center. The three are being charged with first-degree burglary for forcing their way into a house.

Coulee Dam Police

5/28 - USBR Plant Protection advised police that there was a stranded vehicle by security station 2. Police found that the vehicle had a dead battery and provided jumper cable help so the driver could move it.

5/29 - Police stopped a car because of a seatbelt violation and found that two passengers were wanted on felony warrants. They were arrested and taken to Okanogan County Juvenile facility. The felony warrants were truancy related.

5/31 - A vehicle with high suspension that had no mud flaps was stopped, and police learned the driver’s license was suspended. He was cited and a passenger was arrested on warrants. A licensed driver was summoned to take charge of the vehicle.

6/1 - Plant Protection advised police of suspicious people in the Visitor Center parking lot. Police talked with two people, a man and a woman, from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. They said they were filming a documentary for a couch surfing website. Police learned after requesting information on the pair that one’s driving status was suspended and the other was a convicted felon.

6/3 - A complaintant admitted his concern was “petty” when he told police that his neighbor backed out of his driveway and hit a rock skidding it about three inches. There was no damage to the rock but a small piece of metal from the vehicle was noted. Police explained that the man could damage his own property and that it wasn’t a crime.

- Police also advised a number of homeowners that they needed to clean up their properties or they would be cited.

6/5 - A driver was stopped near the overlook area just above Grand Coulee Dam for a faulty brake light when the officer found that her license had been suspended for nearly three years and that there were two warrants for her arrest. She was taken to Okanogan County Jail.

6/8 - A woman who told police she was driving her son’s car, was cited for driving with a suspended license. She was stopped for expired license tabs and received a warning for this and for not having insurance. A licensed driver took charge of the car.

- A man was stopped for a license plate violation and admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. The man immediately told the officer, “I don’t have a license.” A minor passenger in the car was wanted on a felony warrant and was taken to Okanogan County Juvenile Detention Center. The driver was cited for driving while suspended.


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