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Reports compiled from police files


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3/8 - Dispatch alerted police that there were two stray dogs loose on Jackson Avenue in Electric City. The dogs were gone when police arrived.

- Tribal police recovered a Honda Civic that was stolen during a burglary on Wetzel Street a couple of weeks earlier. Items in the vehicle were sent to the state crime lab for fingerprinting, including a crowbar found under the floor mat. The vehicle was found on Gold Lake Road near Nespelem.

- A woman on Dill Avenue told police that a woman who had just left her house told her that she might return and rob her.

- Police picked up a man in Electric City for tribal police, who had a warrant out for him for child rape in the first degree, incest in the first degree (two charges), and child molestation in the first degree (four charges). The man was turned over to tribal police.

3/11 - Police checked on a woman sitting on the curb on Federal Avenue. She told the officer that she was waiting for a ride to Nes-pelem.

- A man on Sunset Drive in Electric City told an officer that a neighbor’s dog tried to attack him and that he was concerned for children in the area. The officer went to the dog’s owner and was told the dog had broken the chain in the dog run and he would keep the dog inside until the chain was fixed.

- A dog got iton a man’s truck on Roosevelt Avenue in Electric City. The silver dog is being held by the man while the owner is sought.

- A woman on A Street reported that someone had burglarized her home while she was in jail. Taken were a washer and dryer, two flat screen TVs and other items.

- Ridge Riders officials reported that someone had pushed open the door to their concession stand. Nothing was taken.

- A Malaga, Washington, man reported that someone had stolen three fishing rods and two reels from his boat while it was moored at Coulee Playland.

- A resident in an apartment on Continental Heights was found deceased in the hallway outside his apartment. The coroner stated it appeared to be from natural causes. The man had a history of health issues.

3/12 - A North Bend driver was cited for an expired driver’s license after being stopped on SR- 155 for a faulty brake light.

- A woman told police that the driver of a green Ford tried to run her off Martin Road. The vehicle couldn’t be located.

3/13 - Police checked on a report of an argument going on at a Hill Avenue apartment. The officer found a group outside drinking and talking loudly.

- A Jackson Avenue man in Electric City told police that a man was seen waving a 24- to 30-inch machete and asking “where is Max.” Police looked for the suspect but couldn’t find him.

3/14 - A man living on Roosevelt Drive reported that he had lost his wallet. Later he advised police that he had found it in Coulee Dam.

- A person at the veterinary clinic advised police that she was being harassed by a number of men making cat calls when she took out the trash. Police stated they would make more patrols in the area.

- Police checked on a report of a dog loose on Jackson Avenue in Electric City. An officer observed the dog lift the latch on the gate with its nose to get out of the yard. The dog’s owner said that the dog would be chained in the future.

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