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Reports compiled from police files


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5/27 - A Keller man known to have a suspended license was seen exiting a vehicle at a service station. At first he denied being the driver, but then changed his response saying, “Yeah, I’m revoked first.” His vehicle was impounded and one of his passengers had a valid arrest warrant and another in violation of a curfew requirement. The vehicle is under a 60-day impoundment. A passenger told police that there was a firearm in the vehicle, which was taken for safekeeping.

5/28 - Police checked a Van Tyne residence where it was reported a person was down in the backyard. The subject would only give his first name but an officer knew the man and said he had been in court with him on an earlier incident where the case against the man was dismissed. Later it was learned that the man had been in violation of his release and he was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail.

- A man from Aloha, Ore., attracted an officer when he was passed out in front of city hall. He told the officer that he had received a ride from Spokane and that he was on his way to Seattle. The officer secured a bus schedule for the man and told him how to get to Ephrata. Later the officer found that the man was still on the lawn at city hall and told him to move on or he would be arrested for trespassing.

- Police followed up on a barking dog issue on Stevens Street in Electric City and found a pit bull tethered to a post in the front yard with no water or shelter. The neighbor had complained that the dog barked and it caused other dogs in the neighborhood to bark.

5/29 - Police checked on a suspicious person call from Stevens Street in Electric City. A woman, who had a suitcase, told police that she had had an argument with her husband and was just trying to get out of the rain until it was time for the bus so she could go to Spokane.

- An officer noticed that a manhole cover was off on “A” Street and replaced it.

5/30 - Police stopped a pickup on Midway when the officer noticed that the driver and passenger were not wearing their seatbelts. They told the officer that they couldn’t wear their seatbelts because there was a blanket on the seat. Both received citations for that and the driver had an added problem because he didn’t have insurance.

6/1 - A man was stopped at Main and Federal Avenue when the officer noticed that he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. The officer learned that his license was suspended and that he had a warrant out for his arrest. He was taken to Grant County Jail.

- What was reported as a domestic violence incident on Yakima Street turned out to be a group of young people playing hide and seek.

6/2 - An Omak woman was cited for driving under the influence after an officer observed her weaving in her lane of traffic and going well under the speed limit. She acknowledged that she had been drinking and when the car was searched, a smoking pipe with marijuana residue was found. The car was towed.

- A Marysville man had driven on the dirt road near the 230 Kv switch yard and was stopped by an officer. He told the officer that he thought the road led to the canal where he intended to fish. He was told he was on private Bureau of Reclamation property and promptly left.

Coulee Dam Police

5/28 - A woman was stopped because the officer knew she was wanted on a warrant from Grant County. She was taken to Grant County Jail.

5/29 - Local police and four tribal officers responded to a report that a man was assaulting his girlfriend at a residence on Tulip Street. The Coulee Dam officer advised tribal police that the man being sought often hid in the attic. After he was coaxed out of the attic, he was arrested.

- A man was found unconscious in a restroom stall at Mason City Park. He told officers that he thought he had had a seizure. He was taken by ambulance to Coulee Medical Center.

- Police checked on a complaint that a man was sleeping between generators near the bowling alley. An officer advised the man that he couldn’t sleep there. He requested a ride north of town and police gave him one.

- Police responded to an alarm at the licensing office in city hall and couldn’t find anything wrong.

5/30 - Police responded to two false alarms at the licensing office in city hall.

5/31 - Police were called to Central Drive where a man said a woman was kicking cement blocks out from underneath his fence so she could pet his dog. He had asked her not to do that. Police told the woman not to continue to kick the cement blocks from under his fence.

6/2 - Police advised five residents or owners of property that they were in violation of the town’s nuisance ordinance. The notices went to two on Holly, one on Pine, one on Central Drive and one on Civic Way.

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