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9/4 - Police helped settle a dispute over a truck on Main Street, where police asked that the key to the truck be given to its registered owner. The person who had the key claimed the truck had been gifted to him, but he got his things out of the truck and it was returned to its owner.

- Police checked on a 911 call from Coulee Medical Center. The caller stated that an ambulance was needed at Continental Heights, but the call she placed didn’t go through, so she called 911 again.

- A woman who was “sitting” for the owner of a house on Kent Street in Electric City told police that people kept coming over and trying to take things while the owner was gone. She said she had yelled at a man and woman in the middle of the night. The man said he used to live with the owner and he was getting some things. She said the woman told the man to “pop her” but he replied no. Police advised the woman to dial 911 if incidents occurred again.

- Police apprehended a man known to have warrants out for him and took him to Grant County Jail.

- USBR Plant Protection advised police that a bear was walking near the Third Powerhouse. An officer opened a gate so the bear could get on its way out of the area.

9/5 - Police were called to a house on E Street on a report of a disturbance. Officers found a pile of furniture and clothes piled in the front yard. When the man of the house was asked what was going on, he said he was just “cleaning house.” Once inside, officers found things tossed around and a TV broken. The man was arrested for malicious mischief and taken to Grant County Jail.

- Police were called to Spokane Way and Main Street, where they found a drunken man who wasn’t able to stand. He was advised to stay out of the roadway.

- A woman reported that there was a man walking down Burdin Boulevard, yelling. When the officer arrived he was told by the reporting party that two men had been walking down the street, yelling. Police were unable to find them.

- A man told police that his girlfriend had taken his truck and that he had tried to reach her but couldn’t, so he wanted to report it stolen.

- Police stopped a vehicle after observing the driver didn’t have his lights on after dark. The officer learned the man’s license was suspended and that he didn’t have proof of insurance. He was cited and his vehicle towed.

9/6 - Sunbanks Resort security reported to police that someone in a boat about 75 yards off shore was playing loud music and disturbing other campers. The boat left before police arrived.

- An Electric City businessman told police that someone had dumped a bunch of material at Coulee Boulevard West. A check of the material revealed the name of a person who lives on Hill Avenue. Police went to the place, where a woman explained that she had to clean out her storage unit and there was too much to put in her apartment. She was cited for littering.

- A woman known to have a suspended driver’s license was seen driving a vehicle and was stopped. The officer cited her for driving while suspended and not having insurance. The vehicle was towed and the woman left on foot.

- An intoxicated man was given a ride home by police after they got complaints about him from the clerk at Coulee Gas and a clerk at the coffee stand nearby.

- 9/7 - On Hill Avenue, Police supervised the release of some children to their grandmother after she showed a court order giving her custody.

- A Lynnwood man staying at Sunbanks Lake Resort told police that sometime during the night someone took fishing items from his boat. The total loss was estimated at $1,600. Missing items included fishing poles, reels, tackle box and gear, and a trolling motor.

9/8 - Police are requesting that a charge of violation of a protection order be filed against a woman who had contacted her husband when ordered by the court not to do so. The man, a resident of Electric City, showed police text messages in violation of the order.

- A woman living on Bowen Street told police that someone had taken her son’s iPhone 6 and that there was software on it that told where it was located, at an address on Spokane Boulevard. When the officer checked on it, the residents there denied that they had the phone.

9/9 - A woman advised police that someone had forced entry into her Hill Avenue home. Police found that someone had kicked in the woman’s door. They secured the apartment.

9/10 - A man on Yakima Street reported that someone had smashed his windshield and then driven off. Since his residence is outside the city limits, Grant County was advised of the incident.

- An Almira man was stopped because officers knew his license was suspended. He was cited for that and for not having insurance. After receiving permission to inventory items in his vehicle, an officer found what field tested as methamphetamines. The man had already left on foot and officers tried to find him but couldn’t. Police have asked the prosecutor’s office to add a controlled substance charge.

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