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9/3 - Police were told a man was going to kill himself. He was reached near Martin Road and told the officer that did indeed want to kill himself because of stress and said he was just putting his plan together. The officer took the man to Coulee Medical Center where he was put in the care of a mental health official.

9/5 - Two people who went to the hospital to visit a patient scared the patient, who asked medical workers if one of them had a gun. He asked that no visitors be allowed to his room. The two men returned the next night and were turned away. Police were given the license number of the car they were in.

- An Electric City woman told police she had hired a young man to do some work at her place and that when he was finished some of her tools were gone. She said she gave the man time to return the tools, but he did not.

- A woman on Partello Street reported that some items were taken from her vehicle. Some of the missing items include the ashtray, center console lid, the jack, all of the vehicle manuals and a bag of licorice.

9/6 - Bureau of Reclamation officials told police that a man was sitting near the small waterfall near project headquarters. He told police he just went there to be in the shade and smoke a cigarette.

- A motorist told police that a small child was being pushed in a stroller on Spokane Way and then turned loose. Police found a 10-year-old boy, small for his age, who was taking a joy ride. He was told he couldn’t do that anymore.

- A woman on Federal Avenue told police that her husband had shoved her after an argument and that he wanted some of her insulin needles. The husband left the scene before police arrived. The report is being sent to the county prosecutor’s office for a possible domestic violence charge against the husband.

9/7 - Officers received a call that three horses were in the roadway near La Presa Restaurant. Police found the horses in the restaurant parking lot, but when the officer tried to corral the horses they fled toward the Delano area.

- A service station clerk told police that a man wearing a green coat was going through his dumpster. Police went to the station but the man was gone and later reported to be at the post office in Grand Coulee. Police found the man lying on the floor and told him to stay out of the dumpsters.

- A man living on Goodfellow Avenue in Electric City told police that his wife called on the phone in violation of a no-contact court order. Police are sending the report to the prosecutor’s office for review.

9/8 - A man on Young Street was taken to Grant County Jail after a report of domestic violence and harassment against his wife.

- Police answered a complaint about loud music coming from a residence on Cardinal Road NE and told some teens to turn the music off, which they did.

9/9 - A woman on Yakima Street NE reported that some young people were walking by her house and her dogs barked. She said one man said he was going to get his .45 and shoot the dog. Officers talked with two of the young people and they denied it.

Coulee Dam Police

9/4 - Bureau of Reclamation officials and police had trouble convincing a woman that she didn’t have unlimited access to the Brett Pit access road. Plant Protection told police that they told the woman she was in a restricted area, but she ignored them, saying she was a National Park Service employee and used the road all the time. Police confronted the woman and she told the officer the same thing and security personnel using the firing range didn’t have any better luck.

9/5 - A security officer at Grand Coulee Dam gave police officials a package containing a billfold. The officer stated he would try to find the owner of the billfold.

9/7 - A man was stopped on Birch Street when an officer noticed his headlamp was out. It was learned on checking his driving status that his license was suspended for failing to appear at a court date and for unpaid fines. He called a woman to come and take charge of his auto.

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