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2/10 - A woman told police that someone was photographing her grandchildren near her home on Goodfellow Avenue in Electric City. The subject of interest was not known to the woman.

- A possible domestic issue was reported about a couple walking down Federal Avenue. When confronted by police they explained that they were just arguing.

- A puppy that was running in and out of traffic near Safeway was picked up by police and taken to the veterinary clinic. The puppy didn’t have a license or any identification tags.

- Don’t sit around in your car and rev up your motor because it might bring a police officer. One was called to Roosevelt Drive where someone was revving the engine of a Dodge Durango. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

- A missing child was reported by a person on Goodfellow Avenue. The child was found prior to the arrival of police.

2/11 - A person looking at guns in the Buchanan Armory asked if a convicted felon could be in the store and when told no. He left.

2/12 - Plant Protection asked police to check on four individuals in the upper Visitor Center parking area. Police found four juveniles who reportedly were skateboarding down the hill. They left the area upon the arrival of police.

- Police on patrol noticed the door open on a residence on A Street. The officers checked the house and found a broken water line on the kitchen sink and turned the water off.

- Police found six juveniles playing in the parking area where the Roosevelt bust is located. They were told not to play on the statue and left the area.

2/13 - A Grand Coulee woman was cited for violating a no-contact court order after she was found at a Butler Square home where she was not supposed to be. She was advised that she had 15 days to contact the court or she would be arrested.

- A Cadillac was stopped on SR- 155 when the officer noticed the back window of the vehicle had been shot out. The driver could not show proof of insurance. He was cited for that and warned for not having his driver’s license on his person.

- A man on a tour bus tossed an aluminum beer can that bounced up and struck the hood of a nearby car. He apologized for the incident and, since there was no damage to the vehicle, no charges were filed. Everyone left the Four Corners site where the incident occurred.

2/14 - Police checked on an alarm at The Variety Store. There was no evidence of forced entry.

- Police checked on an open door of a house on Goodfellow Avenue in Electric City. The homeowner was supposed to be out of town but had returned early.

- Police checked on a burglar alarm at a Midway Avenue business, where they noticed a balloon flying in the vicinity of the cash register.

2/15 - A woman at Banks Lake Pub reported back pain, and an ambulance was called. She said the pain was from an old injury.

- Police were called to a Burdin Boulevard address because of a potential domestic issue. A woman told police that she wanted a young male to leave her place.

- A Nespelem man was stopped because it was known that his license was suspended. The officer learned that he had two warrants out for his arrest. He was taken to Okanogan County Jail on the warrants and his vehicle was impounded.

- An officer went to the Harvest Foods area to assist Coulee Dam police after it was reported that someone had heard gunshots in the area. It was later determined that it must have been a car backfiring.

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2/8 - Police checked with school officials when they learned that a student may have threatened another student. After determining that the threats might be real, police were trying to locate one student, last seen walking away from the school.

2/9 - A man on Holly Street was told that he could try to have a vehicle removed by tow truck if it could be collected for scrap. The vehicle in question belonged to a deceased person and hadn’t been registered since 2002.

2/10 - A vehicle was stopped and its driver warned because it didn’t have a front plate on it.

2/11 - An alarm went off at the police department and, after checking the building, it was determined to be secure.

- Officers issued two verbal warnings, one for a vehicle not fully stopping and the other for exceeding the speed limit.

2/12 - A woman on Holly Street complained that her neighbor’s animals were defecating in her yard. An officer went to the house and observed four cats and heard multiple animals in the house. His report stated that the party had nine previous code violations. He told the woman that he was going to advise the code enforcer of the violations.

- A student at Lake Roosevelt High School reported that he was aware of a threat to do bodily harm to another individual. The information was given to a Colville Tribal Police officer.

2/13 - Coulee House Motel personnel reported that a pickup was parked in their lot and they wanted it moved because it didn’t belong there. Police found one of the occupants in the Coulee Dam Casino, who stated that someone was on their way to move the truck. The man was told not to go back to the motel.

- Police checked on a woman to see if she was OK after they received word that she had wanted to harm herself. The officer went to her address and was told by the woman’s daughter that she was taking a shower. The daughter was told to have the woman get in touch with Okanogan Behavior Services.

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