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Reports compiled from police file


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9/10 - Two California men were warned by police for urinating in the bushes on North Roosevelt. Their actions had been picked up on the USBR Plant Protection security camera.

- Police checked on a 911 hang-up call from the Variety Store. The clerk said she had misdialed.

9/11 - A Coulee Dam man called police after he found a deer tangled up in a tree in his backyard. With the help of a neighbor ,the deer was freed and ran off just before police arrived.

- A Spokane woman was stopped on SR-174 for speeding and was cited for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone and for not having insurance.

- A Grand Coulee man was airlifted to Spokane after he suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident at Spokane Way and Dill Avenue. He was taken to Coulee Medical Center awaiting the MedStar airlift.

9/12 - Police checked on a man who was reported by a passing motorist. The man told police that he was an ex-FBI agent and was walking the back roads looking for marijuana grows.

- A Keller woman called to report that her juvenile daughter had not reported in for over an hour and she thought the daughter might be at Sunbanks Lake Resort. Police suggested the woman go to the resort and get her daughter.

- A woman told police that she hadn’t seen her son since Thursday. Police went to the man’s apartment at Continental Heights but he wasn’t in.

9/13 - Police are charging a man on E Street with malicious mischief and unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly blocked the exit to a bedroom, then tried to keep a woman from escaping from the garage. The man had scattered things throughout the house and yard. Police are looking for him.

- A woman on Stevens Avenue in Electric City told police that a dog had charged her and tried to bite her. Police went to the house where the dog is kept and told the owner what had happened. Police told the owner that he needed to get tags for the dog. The city could bring charges on the incident.

- A Pateros man was banned from Safeway after he was suspected of selling drugs. He told police that he got a prescription filled and then crushed the pills and snorted them. He said he was on his way to Spokane.

- While answering a noise complaint at a Hill Avenue apartment, police found a felony warrant for the arrest of one of the persons responsible. He was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail.

9/14 - Police went to the Eagles Lodge after getting a complaint of a loud explosion. The officer found an electrical transformer nearby that was still smoking.

9/14 - Police told a driver who passed another vehicle going south on SR-155 in Electric City that he needed to allow plenty of distance passing on that stretch of the highway. Police were contacted by another driver that the vehicle that passed him almost hit another vehicle head on.

9/15 - A woman on Roosevelt Drive was advised that she needed to take care of her barking dog or she would be cited.

- Two men from Bridgeport were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, second-degree theft and owning or making burglary tools. They were taken to Grant County Jail.

- A woman told police that she had picked up a prescription from Safeway and must have left it in the cart. Another person found the prescription and turned it into a clerk. The woman was able to retrieve her prescription.

- Two visitors from the Czech Republic were advised to leave the parking area near the Visitor Center because it was after hours.

- Okanogan dispatch informed police that a caller said a man had been struck by a woman for dating someone else. The alleged assault took place on Birch Street in Coulee Dam. Police looked for the suspect but couldn’t find her.

- A woman on E. Cardinal Road told police that her son was angry because she refused to give him a ride to Grand Coulee and that he had beat her over the head with a VCR, breaking it and cutting her head. She told police that she has a no-contact court order against her son. Police are looking for him.

9/17 - A woman in a Hill Avenue apartment told police that she just had her door fixed after someone had kicked it in, but now someone had painted “Meth House” on the door. She admitted that she had been yelling, which had caused the complaint.

9/18 - A man urinating in public on 5th Street NE in Electric City told police that he really had to “go” and thought he had picked out a good place until he heard a woman yell at him. He was told not to do that again.

- A man told police that a black car had pulled up to him on SR-155 in Electric City and that the driver was intoxicated. He gave police the name of the driver.

- A man on Gold Avenue in Electric City told police that a neighbor woman cussed him out while he was putting his lawn mower away.

- A man in Electric City said he saw a man peeking at a woman in a hot tub. When the subject knew he had been seen he ran away some distance. Police could not find him.

9/19 - A Coulee Dam man was cited for speeding after an officer clocked him at 58 mph near the overlook area just above Grand Coulee Dam.

- A man known to have a suspended license was arrested at Coulee Gas after police noticed him driving. He was also cited for not having insurance, and police are asking that driving without a required ignition interlock be added to the charges. He was taken to Grant County Jail.

9/20 - A woman on Stevens Avenue told police that she had called Electric City Bar and Grill to complain about loud music and that whoever answered the phone was rude to her. An officer went to the bar and was told that they were on their last song and then planned to quit.

- A man on Lakeview Boulevard NE was taken to Grant County Jail on a domestic violence charge by county sheriff deputies.

- A woman told police that she was moving out of her trailer on Lakeview Boulevard NE to a place in Nespelem. She was told that she would be banned from the property once she left.

9/21 - An officer turned off the water to the stock tanks at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds after an unknown party had turned the water on, flooding the surrounding area.

- A woman living on Sandy Lane in Electric City told an officer that someone had entered her house and taken a .38 caliber handgun. She said that she had detected that someone had left footprints in her carpet and sat on her bed.

- An Omak driver was cited for having expired registration, no insurance and a defective headlamp after they were seen driving on B Street.

- USBR Plant Protection said an off-duty employee of the Bureau of Reclamation had reported a man walking near Electric Place and Electric Boulevard in Electric City with a dog and a flashlight saying, “Find that baby.” The man was gone when police arrived.

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