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Reports compiled from police file


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11/24 - Police responded to a 911 hang up call at Safeway. The officer was told there was no problem.

- A worker whose employment was terminated by a person at Continental Heights took some tools and was holding them until he got paid. An officer said he couldn’t do that, and he returned the tools.

- A Nespelem woman was stopped when an officer noticed one of her headlamps was not working. She was cited for driving with a suspended license and for outdated vehicle tabs. A passenger was arrested on a tribal warrant and a tribal officer came and took charge of the passenger. The car was towed.

11/25 - An Electric City woman reported an injured deer on SR174.

- Plant Protection advised police of a vehicle off the road near the top of the dam. The Grand Coulee driver told police that she hit a patch of sand and lost control of the vehicle. She said she was driving about 40 mph. Police explained that the speed limit at that location was 30 mph and gave the woman a ticket for driving too fast for road conditions. The car was repaired and the woman was then able to drive it away.

11/26 - An officer found four used fire extinguishers near the basketball court at the middle school.

- A motorist gave an officer a wallet he had found on River Drive in Coulee Dam. Police called the owner of the wallet and left word where it was.

11/27 - Tribal police asked for assistance as they brought an unruly suspect into Coulee Medical Center. The tribal officer got a search warrant so hospital attendants could draw a blood sample and local officers assisted in holding the suspect down while a blood sample was taken. The tribal officer took the suspect away in his patrol car.

11/28 - A Tonasket driver was cited for speeding when an officer clocked the man going 41 mph in a 30 mph zone.

- A Coulee Dam woman was stopped at SR 155 and Kent Street because her license plate light was out. When she couldn’t provide proof of insurance, she was cited for that.

11/29 - An Elmer City man was stopped after an officer saw him loading things into his vehicle from behind the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center. He said he thought the clothes he loaded had been discarded. The officer found that the plates on his vehicle didn’t belong to that vehicle and that they were outdated. The man also could not show proof of insurance. He was cited for the plate problem, no insurance, and expired tabs. The vehicle was towed because it couldn’t be determined who owned it.

- A Soap Lake man was stopped when an officer saw him make an illegal turn off SR 155 in Electric City. The man was eventually cited for operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock, the illegal turn, no insurance, and no valid operator license.

11/30 - An unknown party got into the Central Washington Grain Growers building through a window.

- A woman on Sunny Drive in Electric City advised police of a dent in her vehicle. She said she didn’t know how it happened or when it occurred.

12/1 - A Nespelem woman was stopped because her license tabs had expired in 2014. The driver stated she did not have a driver’s license and had no insurance. She was cited on all the charges, and a passenger went to get a licensed driver to take charge of the vehicle.

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11/24 - Police advised a driver about following a truck too closely. The report stated that there was barely a car length between his car and a truck it was following.

- A driver got a verbal warning for not fully stopping at the stop sign after leaving the credit union parking lot.

11/25 - The driver of a garbage truck advised police that someone had been smoking marijuana in a restroom at Mason City Park. The officer checked the restroom and could smell the marijuana but couldn’t find anyone there.

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