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10/24 - A man on Lincoln Avenue in Electric City was arrested after a domestic violence incident in which he admitted pushing his live-in partner. He was taken to Grant County Jail.

- A Wilbur man and a woman listed as a transient were allegedly involved in a burglary of a house on A Street. The woman was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail and faces charges of residential burglary, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, third-degree theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police are asking the prosecutor’s office to file charges of residential burglary and third-degree theft against the man. He wasn’t arrested on the spot because he had been asked by the woman to assist.

10/25 - Two individuals who took pallets from Coulee Hardware were told to take them back. The parties told police that someone at Safeway told them it was OK to take them. Police asked if anyone at Coulee Hardware said they could take them, and they said no.

10/27 - A man living on Butler Square asked for police assistance in evicting a woman from his garage. He said he had allowed the woman to store some things in his garage, but she moved into it and had been living there for three months. Police advised him how he must proceed since it was a civil matter.

- A man told police that his storage unit on McGovern Street had been entered twice by someone who cut the lock. He said he didn’t know what might have been taken, but a refrigerator had been pulled from the unit but not taken. The Electric City resident asked that the area receive added patrols.

10/28 - The manager of a Hill Avenue apartment complex told police that someone had poured motor oil in front of all but one apartment front door. She stated that it would be difficult to clean up because it was poured on concrete. She told police who lived in the apartment that was spared the oil treatment and said that the apartment in question had oil spilled at the side of the entrance area. Police are investigating.

- A resident on Second Street NE in Electric City reported that he and his girlfriend had had an altercation in Moses Lake and that she had taken his billfold. An officer advised the woman to give him the billfold and informed her that she was under arrest for theft. When the office returned the billfold, the man said he didn’t want to press charges and would help the woman get her things from the residence. The altercation incident between the two was turned over to Moses Lake police.

10/29 - Plant Protection advised police of an injured deer near the industrial area that had a broken leg. Police were unable to get close enough to the deer to put it out of its misery.

- An anonymous caller advised police that he or she thought there was drug activity at a place on Main Street and asked for more patrols in the area.

- Police were called about a fight between a man and woman on Second Street. Police had answered a similar call between the two parties the week before but found that it had happened in Moses Lake. No one was at the Second Street address.

- Police are asking that a dog that had killed three cats on Hillcrest in Electric City be declared a “potentially dangerous” dog under the city’s ordinance.

- A woman advised police that a man was hurting himself and possibly trying To kill himself on Stevens Avenue in Electric City. Police looked for the person but couldn’t find him.

10/30 - Jess Ford reported that two fuel tanks on vehicles had been drilled and fuel taken. One tank replacement was estimated at $1,545 and the firm is developing other costs of repairs.

- Police checked on a report that some mattresses had been left in the alley behind Loepp Furniture. The mattresses were removed by the party that had left them.

- An Electric City woman who was banned from Safeway was seen in the store. Police checked at her residence but she was not home.

- USBR Plant Protection advised police that a vehicle parked at Grand Coulee Dam’s left powerhouse had been damaged by an unidentified vehicle while parked there. Police are checking other vehicles to see if the person responsible has damage that matches.

- A deer with two broken legs was killed to put it out of its misery in the industrial area.

11/1 - A Grand Coulee man was arrested on charges of violating a no-contact court order, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a dangerous weapon (dagger). Police are also asking that the prosecutor add possession of stolen material to the charges.

- A man who allegedly lit a Roman candle and started a porch fire on Main Street was apprehended by police on a warrant issued for his arrest. The man is also being charged with unlawful discharge of fireworks, making false statements, trying to escape police, and resisting arrest. He was taken to Grant County Jail.

Coulee Dam

10/19 - A woman was banned from a residence on Holly Street after a domestic dispute. An officer stood by while she gathered her belongings and was advised not to return.

- A vehicle that had been parked in front of a residence on Sixth Street for about a month was towed away.

10/21 - Police gave several warnings on this date for speed and stop-sign violations.

10/22 - A boy and a girl told police they were chasing deer on Holly Street because they were bored. They were told to stop.

10/23 - A man was confronted by a homeowner on Aspen Street and, when asked what he was doing, answered, “Just looking at your stuff.” The subject was met by police and chased by an officer. The man was not located.

- A man who was observed driving 70 mph in a 35 mph zone on the Elmer City Access Road was given a verbal warning.

- Police issued verbal warnings for a speeding incident on the Elmer City Access Road and a faulty brake light stop on Columbia Drive.

10/24 - Police followed up on a barking dog call on Lincoln Avenue. The owner wasn’t home and the officer told the person making the call that he would contact the owner of the dog later.

- A driver was stopped and warned for having a faulty headlamp on his vehicle.

10/25 - A Keller man was arrested for disorderly conduct after police received two complaints that he was walking in the roadway and obstructing traffic.

10/26 - A man wanted on a warrant was arrested on Birch Street after an officer recognized him. He was taken to Grant County Jail.

- Police arrested a man known to be wanted on a Grant County warrant and took him to jail. He was seen standing by the Coulee House Motel and the warrant for theft was confirmed by Grant County dispatch.

10/27 - A man on Birch Street complained to police that a woman had stolen his shoes because he hadn’t thanked her for loaning him $10. The man had been charged twice in a domestic violence issue with the same woman. The man got his shoes back and stated he didn’t want to file charges.

10/28 - A Lake Roosevelt student caught with marijuana said he got it from his “father’s stash.” He said that he brought it to school because he thought it would make him better liked by his peers. Information about the incident will be filed with the Okanogan County Juvenile department.

- Police checked on a domestic violence report on Birch Street. The woman said she wanted the man to leave, and he was in the process when police arrived.

- Police checked on a loose dog call on Tulip Street. The officer advised the owner of the dog about the town’s ordinance. She said she would make an attempt to see that the dog didn’t get loose again.

10/29 - A student at Lake Roosevelt Junior High School was questioned after school officials found marijuana in his backpack. He said he didn’t know how it got there and that he hadn’t smoked marijuana in about a year. The school sent the report to the Okanogan County juvenile department.

- A man stopped for speeding on Central Drive was advised that he would receive a citation in the mail when the officer learned the man’s license was suspended.

10/31 - A man on Holly Street told police that three girls about 12 years of age had attempted to damage his Halloween decorations and refused to stop. That’s when he called police. Police couldn’t find the suspects.

11/1 - An officer stood by to assist a Grand Coulee officer at an incident on Main Street at which the man involved was taken to Grant County Jail.

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