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Reports compiled from police file


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1/17 - A Davenport, Washington, woman told police that her vehicle was struck while parked at Safeway. The suspect vehicle was gone when police arrived.

1/18 - An Electric City driver was stopped by police on Lincoln Avenue when the officer noticed his vehicle did not have a license plate or trip permit. The driver, known not to have an operator’s license, was cited for that, for not transferring title in the prescribed time and for not having insurance.

- A Grand Coulee businessman reported to police that someone had emptied his gas tank and damaged it. The owner is going to get an estimate of damage and advise police.

1/19 - Police encountered a suspicious woman on Fortuyn Road near a house that had been recently burglarized. The woman appeared, according to the report, to be under the influence of a stimulant. Upon running her name, the officer learned that she was under Department of Corrections supervision. The report was sent to the DOC.

- A woman on Roosevelt Drive told police that she and a man had had an argument and that when he left the house he took a rifle with him. She wanted police to be with her when she returned home. Officers checked the man’s name through dispatch and learned of two warrants for his arrest. Police did not find him.

1/20 - A Wenatchee Avenue man had his car impounded after he was stopped on Division because of faulty lights and it was found that he didn’t have a license or insurance. He told the officer that he hadn’t had a license since 1982. He was cited.

- An Electric City man known to have two warrants for his arrest was seen walking on the highway. He was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail.

1/22 - Plant Protection advised police that a large rock, four feet by six feet, was blocking the westbound lane of traffic at milepost 18 on SR-174, about three miles toward Bridgeport from the Four Corners in Grand Coulee. The Department of Transportation was notified and removed the rock from the roadway.

1/23 - Police served a temporary protection order on a man who lives on Banks Avenue.

- A stop sign at Park and Stevens Avenue was reported to have been broken off in Electric City.

- Someone prowled a vehicle that had been parked on Burdin Boulevard. Nothing was taken.

- An officer checking business doors reported that two doors at Loepps were found unsecured. An employee was called to correct the problem.

1/24 - A man on Burdin Boulevard reported that the tires on his vehicle had been slashed while he was asleep.

- An Electric City man faces charges of driving an off-road vehicle without an operator’s license, driving his ORV on the roadway and not having registration. Police found two warrants for his arrest, but he couldn’t be jailed because the facility was full.

- A Grand Coulee woman known to have a warrant out for her was seen near Four Corners and later taken to jail. While going through her articles during the arrest, police found a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Those charges were added to the woman’s problems.

- A Hill Avenue man was taken to Grant County Jail on a malicious mischief and domestic violence charge. He had thrown a cell phone onto the street, breaking it after an argument with a former live-in partner.

- Police checked on a report of a dog chasing wildlife on Sunset Drive in Electric City. The dog was gone when police arrived.

- An 18-year-old driver from Electric City was stopped for going 64 mph in a 45 mph zone. He was cited for this and for not having insurance. He told the officer that he had received a ticket two weeks prior for not having insurance.

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1/19 - A driver on Central Drive was clocked going 30 mph in a 20 mph zone and received a warning from the police officer.

1/24 - A woman on Stevens Avenue reported that someone had prowled her vehicle overnight. She stated that missing items included her wallet, sunglasses, a credit card and two debit cards. The woman told police that her bank had called her to say that someone had tried to take $500 from the bank.

- Another woman on Stevens Avenue reported a car prowl to police. She stated that she noticed the glove compartment open and that a key to her house and a key to the church were missing. She told police that she had the locks changed at her house.

1/25 - Police responded to a two-car accident on Columbia Avenue and were trying to find the owner of one of the vehicles that had been parked on the street for several days. The vehicle was owned by a man out of Coulee City. Another party who knew the owner was going to advise him that he had 24 hours to move the vehicle or it would be towed.

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