reports compiled from police files
8/27 - A woman told police that a man about 18 years old and riding a kid’s bicycle stopped to ask her if she had recently had a death in the family. The incident occurred when she was walking home to Jackson Street in Electric City after being at a bar. The woman said she had never seen the man before and he was dressed all in black.
- A woman called in to report a missing person. She told police that the man’s cigarettes and cell phone were still in the house. A check revealed that the man had been at the Wolf’s Den Bar and was seen walking home. The policeman found the man in his bed in the house.
- Police checked on a vacant house that was for sale when they saw the front window broken out. Police called the owner who resides on the west side of the state. It was reasoned that maybe a limb fell during the recent wind storm and broke the window.
8/28 - A man in Electric City reported the theft of a gold-colored pocket watch, a digital camera and two silver spoons. The same man reported that some items, an engine stand, and a tow chain, were missing from his yard.
- The supplier of propane to Banks Lake Pub told police that a propane tank taken by thieves Aug. 19, weighed 600 pounds and that there were about 850 pounds of propane in it. The propane supplier said the value of the tank was about $1,500 to $1,700.
8/30 - Police were called to Coulee Boulevard East by a home owner who said someone was on his roof. When the officer arrived the homeowner had two youths on the ground, one 15-year-old and the other a 16-year-old. The two said that they were just hanging out.
The two were banned from the property.
- A man on Stevens Avenue in Electric City was arrested for domestic violence and taken to Grant County Jail. Police were called to the house by the man’s wife who stated that he had beaten her when she refused him sex.She said the man was barricaded in the bathroom and had a knife. When ordered, the man came out and showed officers that his thumb was bleeding. The officer was told that he had pulled stitches out of his thumb, but said he didn’t have a knife. He was taken to Coulee Medical Center so his thumb could be taken care of and then taken to jail.
8/31 - A Wilbur man was cited for backing into another vehicle on Midway Avenue and received another citation for not having insurance.
- Police responded to Kelso Avenue in Electric City where a man was in violation of a no-contact court order. The officer found that it was his second time for a no-contact violation. The man was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail.
9/1 - A Coulee Dam man received a number of citations after he refused to comply with police requests that he quit trying to pick a fight at Banks Lake Pub. The owner of the bar said that the man gave him problems after the bar was closed because he wanted some “smokes” and that he carried his discontent outside. Officers told the man to quit trying to fight, but he continued causing problems. He was cited for a range of offenses, transported home, and told to keep his court date.
- Police responded to a medical call at the trailer court on Lakeview when a man said his brother had fallen off the couch and he couldn’t get him up. Police stayed until the ambulance came.
- A 21-year-old Nespelem man was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail for stealing a vehicle on Kelso Avenue in Electric City. The car was found by the victim’s daughter, who confronted the thief who then ran away. Police found him in a nearby apartment. Police are also asking the prosecutor to add a charge of malicious mischief as the car was damaged while stolen.
- Police were called to a residence on Weil Place because a grandmother refused to return her 10-year-old granddaughter to her mother because she stated there was a drug problem. Police said her recourse was with Child Protective Services.
9/2 - A patrolman stopped a car because the passenger wasn’t wearing seatbelt. She was given a ticket and the offender told the officer that she didn’t want him to appear in court when her case was heard.
- An officer pulled a vehicle pulling a trailer over because a passenger wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. The officer found that the trailer did not have a license. The driver and occupant were both cited.
- A Grand Coulee and Electric City man were cited for not wearing their seatbelts after being pulled over near the skating area at North Dam Park.
8/25 - Police had several calls on downed trees and powerlines after the windstorm of Aug. 24.
8/27 - Police received a request to pick up a person living on Pine Street and deliver her to the nearest medical facility for evaluation. Two officers went to the Pine Street residence and found the party they were looking for and took the woman to Coulee Medical Center.
8/28 - Police checked on an alarm at the Department of Licensing office in the town’s city hall. The officer couldn’t see any intruders inside the office and soon received dispatch canceling the alarm notice.
8/31 - Police were requested to assist the Coulee Dam ambulance crew lift a patient into the ambulance at a Lone Pine residence. After assisting, the officer cleared the call and returned to patrol.
- Police wrote and gave several warnings to drivers for violations ranging from speeding to faulty equipment.