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Reports compiled from police files


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3/17 - Police responded to a dispatch note that there had been a 911 call from Loepp Furniture. Staff there said there was no emergency and the police left.

- Police responded to a 911 call from the Wolf’s Den Tavern on Main Street. No one could explain the call and nothing was amiss.

3/18 - A woman was pulled over when she failed to stop on Burdin Boulevard while approaching Second Street. She immediately told the officer that she didn’t have a driver’s license. She was cited on the stop sign violation, not having a license, and having no insurance.

- A Department of Transportation employee advised police that five signs were down in Electric City. Police checked and said that the signs they found had apparently been pushed over by hand.

- A Grand Coulee man reported that a 4-wheel cart was taken from his carport on Martin Road. He said he last saw the cart in February and its value was around $700.

- A man on Stevens Street in Electric City was advised that his loud music was keeping a neighbor awake. He was asked to turn the music down and did.

3/20 - Police were called to Coulee Medical Center because of a disorderly patient. The patient quieted down by the time police arrived.

- Plant Protection advised police that the door to a restroom at North Dam Park had been removed. Police found the door leaning up against the restroom and the door jam still had the screws in it.

3/21 - It was reported that two of the goals from the disc golf course at the North Dam Park were missing. The two goals were found a couple hundred yards away and were returned to their rightful places.

- An Omak driver who admitted to having four beers was stopped near Spokane Way and Federal Avenue after it was reported by another motorist that she saw the vehicle weaving over the fog line. The car was removed by a tow truck and the driver had her daughter come and pick her up. She was cited for driving under the influence.

- Safeway reported a theft in progress to police. A clerk stated that a man took two bottles of Crown Royal Whiskey off the shelf and stuffed them in a red bag and tried to leave the store without paying for them. A clerk grabbed ahold of the bag but the man pulled it away and ran off. Police got a description of the man and are trying to identify him.

- Police responded to a verbal dispute at a residence on Electric Boulevard in Electric City and found a father and son in an argument. After police got the parties quieted down they left.

- A man known to have a suspended license was seen driving and was stopped. When told he was suspended, he answered, “I know.” The man was told he would be contacted by the courts.

- Police were advised of a choking on Crest Avenue in Electric City. When the officer arrived CPR was being administered. The officer assisted until the ambulance crew arrived.

3/22 - USBR Plant Protection advised police that several people were causing a disturbance at Pole Park on SR 155. Police found three men, two of which said they had been yelling. Two men stated they had knives and produced them. All were identified and cleared through dispatch.

- An Electric City man was stopped because it was known he had a suspended license. He was cited for this and for having bald tires and no insurance. Because of a long list of other citations police asked that the prosecutor take that into consideration. The vehicle was towed and impounded.

- Police responded to a call of a burglary in progress on Stevens Street in Electric City. The officer was advised that two men were using tools to try to get into a residence, and then shortly advised that the two had left in a vehicle, which was described. Police found the vehicle and blocked it before it could get onto SR-155. The two were questioned and released, and officers are waiting until the homeowner returns before making a formal complaint.

3/23 - A man in Electric City dialed 911 and told police that he had a restraining order banning him from where he lived and he was concerned about getting his personal effects. The woman who got the restraining order was advised that the man should get his personal items.

- Tribal police requested an officer stand by as they were bringing a prisoner to Coulee Medical Center to be medically cleared. The prisoner had a history of being combative.

- A woman told police that her boyfriend had grabbed her arm and kicked in a door at her residence. Police arrested the man for domestic violence and malicious mischief and took him to jail. The woman refused to write a complaint.

- A man on Burdin Boulevard told police that someone had stolen $70 worth of solar lights from his property.

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3/16 - Police followed up on a 911 call from a residence on Crest Drive. The person answering the phone told the officer that he and others were just playing with the phone. He was told not to do it again.

- Police were asked by dispatch to back up tribal police responding to a suicide attempt. Police found that the wife had taken a .38 caliber pistol from her husband and unloaded it and put it in a suitcase. The man was taken by an officer for a mental health evaluation, and additional guns were taken from the house for safekeeping until the evaluation was done.

- A driver was stopped at 12th and River Drive because the vehicle didn’t have a front license plate. A warning was issued.

3/20 - Police checked on an accident in the parking lot at the LDS Church. A female student had allegedly backed into a car being driven by a male student. There was about $1,500 damage to one vehicle and $700 to the other.

3/22 - A man known to have a suspended license was stopped. He told the officer that he was just going to work. The officer ordered an impound and a tow truck. The owner of the vehicle came to the scene and asked that the vehicle not be impounded and was told it was illegal to let a person drive when the party knew his license was suspended. The car was towed and the driver cited.

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