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Reports compiled from police files


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1/8 - Police confronted a driver whose car was stuck in a snow berm on Martin Road and learned that her license had been suspended. She had been trying to drive to Spokane to pay her fines so she could get her license back, she said. She was cited and a licensed driver was called to take charge of the vehicle.

- A woman on Western Avenue told police that she wanted a man banned from her residence because he would come to the house late at night and she didn’t want him to do so. The man was advised of the matter and he said he understood.

1/9 - An officer checked on a portion of a fence that had been blown down from the wind gusts and advised the contact at Electric City Bar and Grille of the problem.

- An officer was called to a report of an assault at a house on Roosevelt Drive. The officer was told that a man had struck another man several times in the head while on the patio and then followed him inside the house to continue making trouble. The subject left and police are looking for him.

1/10 - Police continued efforts to get copies of forged checks from Safeway and a copy of the store’s security camera tapes showing the party who cashed the checks. Police know the name of the person who cashed the checks and are trying to obtain evidence.

- A man living on Continental Heights told the officer that a man he met at a mental health location had stayed the night with him, and that the next morning he noticed partial prescriptions of Loraxopan and morphine were missing. Police are looking for the individual.

- The owner of a rental house on Goodfellow in Electric City told police that someone had been trespassing in his house. He asked for more patrols and gave officers permission to walk around the house.

1/11 - A woman was stopped for having a cracked windshield and no license plate light. The officer found that she didn’t have insurance and her license was suspended out of Okanogan County. A Coulee Dam officer came to the location and she was taken to jail.

- Police were called to kill a deer that had been hit on SR-155 near the TeePee Drive-in.

- Someone entered an unlocked house on Banks Avenue and took a laptop computer. Police stated there were no suspects in the case.

1/12 - An Inchelium driver was pulled over on SR-155 near milepost 27 for having a tail light out. She couldn’t produce either her registration or proof of insurance. She was cited for not having proof of insurance and told to carry her registration in her vehicle.

- Police responded to a call by USBR Plant Protection that there were individuals inside the buoy line at the canal. The four people were told the area was off limits and they left.

1/13 - Police went to an address on Dill Avenue where there had been numerous incidents of people occupying the location without approval. The officer found a woman who was cleaning the place so she could rent it. She asked the officer to remove a number of needles found in the place. The office removed the needles.

- Police learned that two women had fought inside Safeway. One woman reportedly pushed the other into a frozen food cooler and then pulled her hair. No one knew what the argument was about. Police went to a residence to check on parties that were with the two women, but when the officer arrived someone pulled the drapes and wouldn’t answer the door. The officer has asked the prosecutor to file charges of fourth-degree assault against the woman who did the shoving.

Coulee Dam


1/7 - An officer was called to assist a Grand Coulee officer who was making a driving under the influence arrest near the airport road in Electric City. After the arrest was complete, the officer returned to patrol.

- A man was pulled over for a faulty headlamp and for crossing the centerline. The man couldn’t provide proof of insurance, and when he walked to the back of the car to talk with the officer, he stumbled and had trouble standing. The man acknowledged that he had had a “few drinks.” After the officer took a breath sample that read .136, the officer placed him under arrest. The man later told the officer that he had just had a pipe of marijuana. The man provided a blood sample at the hospital and the his father came and took custody of him. DUI charges are being filed.

1/8 - Police checked on a 911 call from a room at the Coulee House Motel. A man told police that his son was sick and he wanted the address of the local hospital.

1/9 - A clerk at Harvest Foods advised police that a government check they had cashed was bounced back because it was a Social Security check for a deceased person. Social Security investigators are following up on the incident.

1/10 - A resident on Stevens Avenue reported a suspicious man standing in the alley with a hood on. Police checked the area but couldn’t find the man.

1/11 - Police responded to a call on Riverview Drive of a possible suicide attempt. Police found a man who said he found nude pictures of a woman he had a relationship with on her cell phone and, during an argument, he destroyed the phone. The woman left the house declaring that she planned to kill herself. The man said he didn’t think she would do anything. A woman who was in the house at the time picked up the other woman and drove her to a house on Burdin Blvd. in Grand Coulee.

- A 9-year-old girl reported that someone had taken her portable computer while she was waiting for the movie to begin at the Village Cinema. She told theater officials that she placed the computer under her seat and went to the lobby and when she returned it was gone.

1/12 - Police stopped a vehicle that had four people in the back seat, three not wearing seatbelts. The officer learned that the driver, 16, had an intermediate license and was in violation, transporting persons under 21 who were not family members. He was cited.

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