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7/17 - A Seattle woman told police that, while she shopped at Safeway, someone took a makeup kit, a pair of shoes, and some medicines from her car.

7/20 - A woman told police that she hadn’t heard from her brother for about two weeks. An officer checked on the man, who said his sister was trying to control him and that was why he hadn’t communicated with her.

- A report of a bank card being stolen from a patient brought an officer to Coulee Medical Center. The card was cancelled and a woman was advised that she could not have access to the patient’s funds.

7/21 - A Coulee Dam man was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt. He was operating a Jeep without doors. The officer gave the man a warning, but when the driver pulled away, he still wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. The officer stopped him again and told the driver that he had just gotten a warning but still wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. “Are you pulling me over?” the driver asked. This time he got a ticket. When asked if he was going to wear his seatbelt now, the man asked, “Do I have to wear my seatbelt?”

- Police checked on a report of a wheelchair over the guardrail near Coulee Playland. Police couldn’t find a wheelchair.

- An Electric City man was arrested on three warrants out of Grant County when an officer saw him driving near Delano. During the process, the officer noticed a syringe with a brown liquid in it. When the man was told of the find he stated, “I plead the fifth, buddy.” The liquid in the syringe field tested as methamphetamines. The officer asked that this be also charged against the man.

7/23 - A man reported that he thinks his truck was damaged when it was parked at an Electric City business. He said the damage was pointed out to him about 10 days after he was parked there and that is the only time he thought it could have occurred.

- An officer responded, along with a tribal officer, to a report that a 14-year-old girl was out of control at Coulee Medical Center. Since the incident started in Nespelem, the call was turned over to tribal police.

- USBR Plant Protection called to report that someone had seen fireworks being set off near West Grand Avenue in Electric City. Police checked, but couldn’t find anything and advised the caller to call police rather than Plant Protection if fireworks were seen again.

7/24 - An Electric City man is suspected of trying to sell items not belonging to him and police are investigating.

7/25 - Police responded to a noise complaint at King’s Court Trailer Park about 6 a.m. Police advised the people to keep the noise down.

- A man and a woman were banned from each other’s property on Grand Avenue in Electric City. The two had been in a dispute before police arrived.

- After a young boy texted his father for help, police found that everything was OK at the boy’s mother’s house on East Grand Coulee Avenue.

- Police checked on a report of domestic violence on Spokane Boulevard and advised a couple to stop making noise. They agreed to talk things over and not argue.

- A woman from E. Grand Avenue reported a harassing text message from her husband and wanted record of it.

7/26 - Plant Protection advised that there was a man near Riley Point that was having a difficult time staying on his feet. Police responded along with a tribal officer, who knew the man and offered to take him home.

- A man reported a violation of a no-contact court order between a man and his wife during an exchange of children in compliance with a parenting program. The man said his wife stayed in the area after the exchange. Police suggested to him that there was nothing preventing him from leaving the area.

- A Wilbur woman was cited for not having insurance on her vehicle after she was stopped because of faulty lights.

Coulee Dam


7/19 - A Grand Coulee resident was arrested and taken to Okanogan County Jail, charged with taking a vehicle without permission. He had taken the vehicle from the driveway of two cousins who had borrowed it from the legal owner. A number of articles were missing from the car when it was recovered, but the arrested man said he didn’t take them.

7/20 - Police noticed the front door of a pickup was left open. The owner said his father had failed to shut the door and it didn’t appear that anything was missing.

7/21 - An officer assisted tribal police with a knife complaint on Buffalo Lake Road. A man there said he pulled a knife after he was shot in the back with a taser by a woman who ran from the scene. He showed officers the marks from the taser. The tribal officer talked with the owner of the place and he said he wanted the resident to leave. The man said he would be gone in two hours.

7/22 - Two drivers, in separate incidents, were warned for not having front plates on their vehicles.

7/23 - A driver was stopped at Central Drive and Civic Way because the vehicles tail lights were not on. The driver then turned on the light indicator so the tail light would come on.

7/25 - A man selling meat told a man on Aspen that he had heard the Bank of America in Coulee Dam had been robbed. He was told the bank branch had been closed for three years.

7/26 - Police stopped a vehicle that didn’t show brake lights and found that a no-contact court order existed between the driver and a passenger in the front seat. The driver was arrested on the no-contact order and taken to Okanogan County Jail. He was also cited for not having insurance and the faulty tail lights.

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