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2/16 - Police followed up on a report of a possible domestic issue and were told by a couple that they had argued but nothing physical occurred. The woman was given a New Hope packet and told to contact police if she needed help.

- Dispatch advised police of a mental health issue with a woman at Safeway. When contacted, the woman told police she was having a breakdown and she wanted to go to the hospital and see mental health officials. She was taken by ambulance to Coulee Medical Center.

2/17 - A man reported to police that he had several fraudulent charges on his bank account. He was trying to work out the charges with his bank and needed a local case number to do so.

- A man complained to police about two men selling meat out of the back of a Ford Ranger just outside the city limits of Electric City. An officer stopped the two men in Electric City and, after checking to see if they were wanted, the officer advised the pair that they would need a city license to sell door to door.

2/19 - Police posted a 24-hour notice on an abandoned vehicle on Roosevelt Drive. The vehicle is owned by a Wenatchee person.

- Police posted another abandoned vehicle for 24-hour removal. The vehicle was left at the wastewater treatment plant.

- A man told police that he had kept his kids home from school because he wanted to spend time with them. He said he was afraid that their mother might try to “pull something.” He was told to notify the school if he held them home again.

- A woman on Jackson Avenue said that someone had taken one of three water jugs that had been delivered to her porch. Value of the taken jug is $32, she told police.

2/20 - An Electric City woman told police that she thought her son was suicidal. Police had a long talk with the man and concluded that he would not try to harm himself.

- A Burdin Boulevard woman told police that someone had implanted something in her head and they were tracking her. She agreed to go to Coulee Medical Center for observation.

- Plant Protection advised police that someone was parked and asleep in a vehicle at the lower Visitor Center parking lot. The person was advised that they needed to leave and the officer suggested an alternate site. The person left to sleep elsewhere.

- An abandoned vehicle was towed from its location between the PUD and landfill area.

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2/15 - Police checked on a report of a possible gunshot near Harvest Foods, and determined that it had been a car backfiring.

2/16 - A woman on Spruce Street reported that she heard someone rattling her back door and trying to get in. Officers circled the house but couldn’t find anyone.

- Police gave a verbal warning to a driver who was driving 31 mph in a school zone.

2/17 - An officer saw a person towing a vehicle get out and take the license plate off the vehicle being towed. He followed up on the incident, and because the person towing the vehicle couldn’t provide necessary papers, had it towed away. Later, they were able to determine ownership of the vehicle after cleaning off the VIN numbers.

2/20 - Police checked on the welfare of on an elderly woman living on Aspen Street. She did not answer the door at first, but a later attempt proved successful and the woman said she was OK. Police advised her daughter the woman was alright.

2/21 - The driver of a Chrysler swerved on Columbia Avenue to avoid hitting a deer and ran into another vehicle. Police found that the passenger in the Chrysler was the owner of the vehicle and had asked another person to drive because he had been drinking. Police found a warrant on the owner out of Grant County. He was cited for not having insurance and not having his registration in his vehicle. He was taken to Grant County Jail on the warrant. The driver complained of chest pains and was taken to Coulee Medical Center. The Acura that was struck was able to be driven from the site of the accident.

- Police helped solve a dispute between a homeowner on Tulip Street and another party who was storing a boat and other items at the house. The man who was storing the boat and items at the house wanted to retrieve them, but the homeowner wouldn’t let him because his rent for storage wasn’t current. Police told the homeowner that he couldn’t refuse to give the man his property and that the rent was a civil matter for which he would have to seek a solution in court. The renter retrieved his boat and was going to get his other items at a later date.

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