reports compiled from police files
Grand Coulee Police
12/9 - An Electric City man who lives on Washington Place told police that someone had taken a tow dolly from his place. The dolly cost $854.75, and was purchased in Ephrata. He gave police the serial number of the dolly.
12/10 - Dispatch requested that police check on a Swan’s delivery truck that was parked near the causeway bridge with its lights on and the driver inside. The truck was no longer there when police checked.
- Police checked on an unoccupied vehicle with the motor running alongside Jess Ford. The vehicle was turned off and the officer tried to contact the registered owner without results.
- A woman found a man passed out in a laundry room on Hill Avenue. Police tried to wake him up but were unsuccessful. He was take to Coulee Medical Center by ambulance. Police found that he had a warrant out for his arrest. When the man was discharged from the hospital, he was taken to Grant County Jail on the warrant may also face a criminal trespass charge.
12/11 - An Electric City man asked for a welfare check on his daughter after the mother was supposed to provide visitation and had failed to do so. Police checked on the child, who was OK.
12/12 - An officer checked on two men who were fishing after discovering their vehicle in a limited parking area. The officer didn’t see any illegal activity and the pair were within their legal limit in fish.
- Dispatch advised police of an injured deer in Electric City at the corner of Miller Avenue and Coulee Boulevard. The officer found a severely injured deer and had to shoot it to put it out of its misery. An official of Electric City told police he would remove the deer.
12/14 - A man who lives in Cashmere advised police that he had a “squatter” in his house on Fourth Street in Grand Coulee. He told police that the building is deserted and the roof is falling in. He was concerned that the party might get hurt. Police didn’t find anyone inside but could tell that someone had been.
- A Coulee Dam resident was stopped on Midway Ave. when the officer noted that she and a male passenger in the back seat didn’t have their seatbelts on. The two were cited and the driver also was cited for not having her driver’s license on her person.
12/16 - Police had a report that someone had fired a shot near a house on Center Street. Nothing was found.
Coulee Dam Police
12/10 - Police were asked to assist a party at the Colville Tribal Museum. An officer went there but was told that the man had a doctor’s appointment and would be there on another day.
12/13 - Police were told of a possible assault near the theater. An officer checked all around the area and couldn’t find anyone.
12/14 - Police were called to a River Drive house to stand in for an Okanogan Sheriff’s deputy enroute to the scene of a domestic violence issue. A woman told police that she and her boyfriend had just returned from breakfast and found that their dog had eaten some of her makeup. She got mad and an argument followed. The man claimed that the 17-year-old girl pulled two knives on him. She explained to officers that she did that to protect herself. The man showed that he had bumps and bruises on his forehead and the officers felt that they had been self- inflicted. The officers returned to the house to arrest the man but no one would answer the door.