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8/10 - Some juveniles were banned from a residence on “D” Street at the owner’s request.

- A woman evicted from a trailer park on Mead Avenue made a 911 call, then later was charged with obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest. She was taken to Grant County Jail.

8/11 - Police responded to a woman’s call for help but it couldn’t be determined where the call was coming from. A woman was later seen leaving the area and police think the issue was staged.

- A man at Continental Heights made a 911 call to complain that a dumpster had been placed in front of the wheelchair ramp. Police said they would see that the dumpster was moved. Later the same man called 911 again. He had been warned not to call 911 unless it was an emergency. He was arrested for obstructing a police officer and making a false report and taken to Grant County Jail.

- Police are looking for a Nespelem man who fled after an officer tried to stop him for a routine traffic infraction and chased him to the Mt. Tolman Fire Center, failing to catch him. Police later learned that he was in a vehicle reported to have been stolen. When police find the man, he faces charges of attempting to elude police, reckless endangerment, attempted assault for nearly ramming a police car and driving with a suspended license.

8/12 - An abandoned bike was turned over to police by officials at Coulee Gas.

- A woman on W. Grand Avenue in Electric City reported that a man had tried to enter her house, then her car, and then kicked on the door of her garage. Police confronted the man, who refused to get in the back of the patrol car, and then fought officers who tried to force him inside. He was taken to Grant County Jail and is facing charges of attempted burglary, attempted vehicle prowl, harassment, intimidation of a public servant, resisting arrest and assault.

- A Grand Coulee man faces charges of harassment and negligent driving after he had an incident with two off-duty police officers riding their bicycles along SR 155 near North Dam Park, allegedly purposely driving too close to them, then waiting for them and threatening to run over them next time if they didn’t ride outside the fog line.

8/13 - A Yakima man tried to hitch a ride on Alcan Road but the vehicle didn’t stop for him. He later confronted the driver and his passenger at the recycling center, where an incident occurred with two people tugging on a metal post. One person let go of it and it ended up hitting the hitchhiker. No one wanted to press charges, but the Yakima man wanted to go to the hospital to check on minor injuries sustained from the metal post.

- Police had an abandoned truck towed from the intersection of Spokane Way and SR-174

8/14 - Police stood by at a Roosevelt location while a person who was ordered off the property left.

8/15 - A person was banned from Banks Lake Pub after being cut off from drinking and getting into a name-calling issue with the owner.

- A woman was arrested on a warrant and taken to Grant County Jail after a vehicle she was in was stopped because of the theft of a purse. The woman arrested had the purse but the owner didn’t want to press charges.

Coulee Dam


8/9 - An officer saw a person walking north on Pine Street known to have a warrant for his arrest. He was taken to the top of Disautel Pass, where he was transferred to an Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputy for transport to jail.

8/11 - A man who made an improper turn onto Elmer City Access Road was stopped and gave the officer the wrong information on his name. He later relented and gave his proper name and the officer found three warrants out for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to Okanogan County Jail.

- A man was stopped for going 53 mph at the start of Elmer City Access Road. A tribal officer arrived and wrote the man a speeding ticket.

8/14 - An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on Elmer City Access Road and issued the driver a warning. A passenger in the back seat who was not wearing a seatbelt was also given a warning.

- A person driving on Columbia Avenue was given a warning for a faulty headlamp.

8/15 - A woman on Holly Street was advised by police that she needed to clean out stuff piled against her house or face a hefty fine for violation of the town’s nuisance ordinance.

8/16 - A vehicle disabled because of a faulty battery was fixed and moved off the no-parking area.

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