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Reports compiled from police file


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12/28 - The manager of the Grant County Housing Authority apartments at Continental Heights reported that Christmas ornaments had been taken from the common area, and he had identified the person who took them on his surveillance camera.

- A man on Stevens Avenue in Electric City advised police that someone had taken a set of mounted snow tires from his property. The man estimated the loss at $1,000.

- A man living on Hillcrest in Electric City was treated for a gunshot wound that he said occurred while he was cleaning his 9mm gun. The bullet went completely through his thigh. He was initially treated by an EMT and then taken to Coulee Medical Center.

12/29 - A woman living on Ronald Drive told police that a man she had a no-contact court order against had tried to contact her daughter through a third party.

- An employee at the Delano Regional Transfer Station told police that a man had threatened him and said he would throw him into the refuse trailer.

- Police were called when someone had left their children in the car while shopping at Safeway. The party was gone when police arrived.

- Safeway reported that a 20-year-old man had taken two bottles of liquor and walked out of the store without paying for them. He was identified from the surveillance camera, and police are asking the prosecutor to charge him with third-degree theft and as a minor in possession of alcohol.

12/31 - An Electric City woman told police that she had friends coming over for the evening and they planned to bring fireworks. She was wondering if they were legal to set off. She was informed what was legal and told to have her friends clean up any debris.

- A Nespelem woman was arrested and is being charged with assault in the third degree after she refused medical treatment at Coulee Medical Center and allegedly struck a medical official with a closed fist. She was taken to Grant County Jail, and during transportation urinated in the patrol car.

1/1 - A man giving a Goodfellow Avenue address in Electric City was charged with driving under the influence after an officer found his car off the roadway at SR 174 and Burdin Boulevard. His car was towed, and he faced an additional charge of driving with his wheels off the roadway. His breathalyzer samples read .236 and .239, nearly three times the legal limit for blood alcohol content.

- A driver was pulled over for failing to stop where Alcan Road meets the Almira Hill road. The officer found that a passenger known to have several warrants out for his arrest was in the front seat. He was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail. In addition to the warrants, the man will also be charged for possession of a controlled substance. A woman in the car allegedly gave the officer a false name and delayed the officer’s process in his work. He is recommending to the prosecutor’s office that she be charged with making a false statement, obstructing a law enforcement officer and not wearing a seat belt.

1/ 2 - An employee of Electric City Bar & Grill told police that a suspicious man wearing a ski mask and an orange shirt was looking through the window after closing time. Police checked the area but could not find him.

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12/22 - Police checked on a reported domestic dispute at a residence on Central Drive. The officer noted that there was movement inside the house, and he could hear someone say his name. There was no response at the door in spite of the number of times the officer knocked and announced his presence.

- A woman asked that police contact her at Harvest Foods because someone was beating on her car. The officer couldn’t find the woman at the store, so he went to her residence. No one responded to the officer’s knock at the door.

- An officer went to Safeway to back up another officer. When he arrived, the suspect had left the store.

12/26 - Police stopped a pickup with its tailgate down and several items about to fall out onto the street. The woman driver said that the tailgate often falls down. The officer learned of a warrant for her arrest out of Davenport. She had five small children in the vehicle with her and got her mother to come and take charge of the children and the pickup. She was arrested on the warrant and taken to Okanogan County Jail.

12/27 - A clerk at Harvest Foods had reported a harassment issue and explained that a visitor was bothering her. The suspect was banned from the store for 30 days after the officer contacted him at the Coulee Dam Casino.

12/28 - Police went to a Holly Street residence to check on a woman who hadn’t shown up for work. A person at the address said the woman hadn’t been seen for several days. A check with the woman’s daughter disclosed that the woman had been in Marysville, and the daughter thought she was fine.

- A man on Holly Street told police that someone had cracked his windshield overnight. The officer noticed a spot on the windshield that had been struck by an object.

12/29 - A woman called police and asked an officer to meet her outside the Lake Roosevelt High School gym. She told the officer that she had been inside and watched a wrestling match that her son was involved in. She said after the match she went up to the referee and called him an “SOB.” The referee then placed a hand on her shoulder, she said, and she wanted him charged with assault. The woman was banned from the gym, and the officer sent the report to the Okanogan County Prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

- A man on Columbia Avenue told police that during the night someone had slashed his inflatable Santa police car that was in his yard and tossed it into the street. The loss was $99. Police stated they would increase patrols in the area.

1/1 - A man on Birch Street said someone had taken about $30 worth of diesel fuel from his vehicle.

- A man and woman visiting the Coulee Dam Casino from Moses Lake reported that a Jeep Cherokee they had been driving was missing. They advised police of who they suspected of taking it. Later, the vehicle showed up at a residence on Camas and the suspect was identified. He has felony warrants for his arrest out of Grant County, and police are looking for him.

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