January 2, 2013 | LXXII, No. 40

Coulee cops

Reports compiled from police files

Grand Coulee

12/20 - Dispatch advised police that there was a trespass in progress at a Park Avenue house in Electric City. After interviewing the parties, police determined that the problem was a civil matter.

- A man told police that he was visiting at a Yakima Street residence when his 1994 Toyota went missing. He said he had just filled the tank up, planning a return trip to Tulalip the next morning.

12/21 - USBR Plant Protection called police to advise that there was a large rock in the roadway on SR-174. An officer found a basketball size rock in the road and removed it.

- Police responded to an alarm at the Colville Tribal Museum only to find that it sounded like the result of employee error.

- Police checked on a vehicle blocking the road near Young Street in Electric City and found a man talking on his cell phone. The vehicle tabs had expired. The Grand Coulee man was cited on the tabs.

- A disabled vehicle across the causeway near Coulee View Road was checked on and police learned that the driver had struck a large rock and disabled his transmission. A tow truck was on the way, so the officer cleared the call.

12/22 - Police checked on a party that was staying at a lodging place in Grand Coulee and reportedly had taken some blank checks and cashed two of them at Safeway. The persons who cashed two of the checks had written their driver license numbers on the checks and were known by the clerks. Two additional checks were attempted to be cashed at Electric City Bar and Grille but the bartender refused to cash them. Police are investigating.

- Police were looking for a Nespelem woman who had a no-contact court order with her husband. Police were called to a house in Grand Coulee where the couple had been arguing over $40, the report stated. The woman then left and walked away.

12/23 - A resident called police to report a suspicious person sitting in a car near their residence. Police found a Spokane man who said he was sitting in the car to get warm. Police ran the plates on the car and found that it had been stolen. The man was then arrested and taken to Grant County Jail for being in possession of a stolen car.

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