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9/22 - A man on Banker Street told police that a vehicle was parked in the alley and blocking movement of traffic there. A woman told police that she would ask the owner to move the vehicle.

- A man on Roosevelt Drive advised police on three occasions of a barking dog on Mead. He stated the dog barks constantly.

- Recovery of a motorcycle became a problem when the owner found out that a man at the place where it was stored had sold it. It is being treated as a vehicle theft.

- A person who took items without paying for them at Coulee Hardware was identified. Store personnel are supplying a security tape for police.

9/23 - A Mountlake Terrace woman was stopped for a faulty headlamp when the officer found her insurance had expired. She was cited on the insurance matter and warned on the headlamp problem.

- A vehicle that had been stolen from a Cheney owner was found near Four Corners. It was towed by Jack’s Service, and the owner was advised. There didn’t appear to be any damage to the vehicle.

- A woman on Burdin Boulevard was cited for allowing her dogs to run loose. She had been warned earlier.

- Two Grand Coulee businesses were issued infractions for not purchasing business licenses after repeated efforts to get them to do so. Receiving the infractions were Lyle Floyd of Body by Dam and Karie Eagle of Sunflower Graphics.

- A woman told police that her aunt’s home had been burglarized and jewelry valued at $2,000 was missing. She said that it wasn’t known how the burglar had entered the house. She explained that her aunt is now living in the Grand Coulee Manor and was not at the house.

9/24 - A couple who had been separated for four years was advised that they needed to come up with a parenting plan. The two disagreed about the father taking the children for the evening because the wife said she feared the children might be unsafe due to his present state of mind.

- A number of children were banned from the Variety Store and other stores after they were caught shoplifting. Police found that there were some guardian issues with two of the children.

9/25 - USBR Plant Protection advised police of someone on foot in the canal area after hours. The person was told to leave the area.

- A man on Continental Heights advised police that he had misplaced his wallet and had advised his bank of the fact.

- A man on Young Street told police that as he was leaving his home he saw an intoxicated man weaving around. Police confronted the man, who said he was heading home and didn’t need assistance.

- Police were called to address domestic issues at a residence on Pearl Avenue in Electric City. The officer suggested counseling to the residents.

- A woman shopping at Safeway told police that she had set her prescription on the counter while checking out and later discovered it missing. A call to Safeway provided no results. She said about 30 pills were still in the prescription container.

- A man on Wetzel Street was arrested on a domestic violence charge and taken to Grant County Jail. He faces fourth-degree assault charges and possible harassment charges for threats he allegedly made.

- A man at a Hill Avenue apartment complex was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail and faces charges of aiming or discharging a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and reckless endangerment. Charges on how the man got the firearm may be filed later.

9/26 - Police went to Lake Roosevelt High School on a report of a burglary in progress. The officers found an open door and did a search but could not find anyone inside.

- A Nespelem man was arrested at a Burdin Boulevard location for being in possession of a vehicle stolen out of Omak. The man had spray painted the vehicle in an alleged attempt to disguise it and had covered the vehicle identification number so the vehicle couldn’t be traced. He was taken to Grant County Jail.

- A 14-year-old girl was arrested for fourth-degree assault after she allegedly struck her guardian grandfather and refused instructions to stay in the house. She was taken to the Grant County juvenile center.

9/27 - Police responded to a domestic report on Prims Place and found that a man and woman had been arguing. The woman said she just wanted the man to move out. The 911 call was placed by an 8-year-old. The man said he would collect his things and move out.

- A man on A Street said he suspected a man staying at his house of taking his SIM card out of his Verizon tablet. He told police that he’d asked the person to leave his place and didn’t know if he could replace the part that was taken. He estimated the loss at $400.

- Police assisted a Fish & Wildlife agent in getting people on Osborne Bay who had overstayed at a campsite to move on. The campers were cited for expired tabs and for littering.

- An officer assisted Coulee Dam police to process a driver who was driving recklessly on Cedar Street. The driver was charged with driving while under the influence and processed in Grand Coulee.

- Police issued a citation to a Nespelem man because his license plates had expired. He also received a citation for a trip permit that had expired.

- An Arlington driver and another person who were sleeping in the back seat at North Dam Park after hours were advised to move. The park closes at dusk.

- A person on Second Street told police that he saw someone looking into the window of his home and gave the officer a description. Police looked for the suspect but couldn’t find him.

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