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Reports compiled from police file


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3/26 - An Electric City man living on Fourth Street told police that three individuals were on his property without permission. The three said they were looking for gas because their vehicle was low on gas. The trio told police that they got angry when the man called them thieves. They were told by the officer that they were parked in front of a felon’s house, which raised the level of suspicion.

3/28 - An officer noticed a Wilbur driver, known to have a suspended license, driving near A Street and SR-174. The officer caught up with the driver near Pole Park and, after checking his driver status, issued citations for driving with a suspended license, not having insurance and not having the registration for his vehicle. The car was towed.

- Police checked on an Electric City youth because it was reported that he might be suicidal. The youth appeared to be OK.

3/29 - An Electric City woman told police that her purse was stolen while she was at the Electric City Bar and Grill. She said she canceled all of her access devices but regretted the loss of two pieces of jewelry inside the purse. The purse was tan and had a turtle embroidered on it.

- A woman on Lakeview Lane NE near Electric City reported hearing gunshots. The county asked for a Grand Coulee officer to respond to the call. The officer checked the area but couldn’t find anyone suspicious.

3/31 - A driver was stopped near the top of Grand Coulee Dam when an officer noticed her brake light was faulty. While checking on the driver the officer learned she was wanted on a felony warrant out of Okanogan County. She was arrested on the warrant and taken to Okanogan County Jail.

4/1 - A door to a storage shed at the Ridge Riders rodeo grounds was taken off its hinges and entered. Nothing was taken, officials reported. A request for more patrols in the area was made.

- A child was locked inside a car on E Street. The keys were fished out of the front and the door unlocked.

- A woman in a Hill Avenue apartment reported “chest pains” and was taken to Coulee Medical Center. The officer asked if she had been “smoking meth.” She replied, “Yes,” but said it was an accident.

4/2 - A person on Continental Heights reported someone wearing dark clothing and shining a light into parked cars. Police investigated but couldn’t find anyone who matched the description given.

- A mysterious bag just contained pudding and cigarettes. Plant Protection had advised police that a man placed a small package in the seating area of the Visitor Center and was walking down the pathway to the park below. Police intercepted the man, who explained that he was just going down to the restroom. But they learned he was wanted on a felony warrant. He was taken to Grant County Jail. The Coulee City man had left the small package in the seating area, attracting the attention of officials.

- Police went to a Hill Avenue apartment in an attempt to locate a woman who had a felony warrant out for her arrest. The wanted person answered the door, was arrested, and taken to Grant County Jail.

- A man was stopped by police, who were looking for someone who had been shining a laser light from Crown Point. Just before stopping the vehicle, the driver raced across Four Corners in the midst of traffic. The man said he wasn’t trying to do anything bad with the laser, just seeing how far it would shine. He was given a warning on his driving.

4/3 - Police checked on two people arguing in the Electric City Bar and Grill parking lot. The bartender said the two were denied entry and that they had come from the Banks Lake Pub. The bartender there had asked them to leave.

4/4 - Police had to tell a couple near E Street and 3rd Street to turn the volume of their music and voices down because it was disturbing others.

- A woman on Jackson Avenue in Electric City was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail after she allegedly head butted her sister during an argument. She will be charged with assault in the fourth degree, domestic violence.

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3/28 - A driver was stopped for a faulty light when the officer found that she was driving with a suspended license. She stated that her payments to the court were up to date and her license status should be OK. She was advised that she would be cited and to contact the court system.

- A driver was stopped because his license tabs had expired. He was cited for not having his license on his person and for his tabs being expired.

- Officers gave verbal warnings to three drivers for not making a complete stop, a front license plate not properly mounted, and having a headlamp not functioning.

3/31 - Police checked on a 911 call made from a motel. They found that a woman’s car had broken down and she and her son had had an argument about that. Everything was determined to be OK.

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