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4/11 - An Electric City man who had run out of gas, and whose car was blocking the entrance to the Department of Transportation yard, asked for a courtesy ride to his home so he could get some gas and get his car moved. The officer gave him an hour to get his car moved or it would be towed.

- Police checked on an open door at the Department of Transportation building in Electric City and found an employee inside.

- An Electric City resident reported that someone had used his credit card in California on two occasions.

- Police were asked to make a welfare check on a woman on Weil Place. The woman was ok, and told the officer that this was a way her ex-husband was using to get back at her.

4/12 - A stray German shepherd dog, tan-colored, was found on E. Grand Avenue in Electric City and turned in to the veterinary clinic.

- A Coulee Dam man who allegedly kicked the door in at a Hill Avenue apartment was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail.

- A man turned in to police a pair of binoculars found at North Dam Park.

- A 23-year-old man was arrested when police went to a Federal Avenue location after receiving a domestic violence call. The man is being charged with assault in the fourth degree for allegedly hitting and strangling a woman living there and possessing brass knuckles. He was taken to Grant County Jail on the charges.

4/13 - A Wenatchee woman was cited for driving under the influence and for having an open container of whiskey in her car. She reportedly was seen driving on the wrong side of the road near the causeway in Electric City. When she got out of her car, the officer had to assist her to keep her from falling down. Her brother came to take charge of the car.

- An Electric City worker reported over $1,300 damage to a city vehicle while it was parked at the arsenic plant. It was learned that two children had been throwing things in the area. Later, police learned the names of an 8-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl who were responsible.

4/15 - Banks Lake Pub’s owner reported to police that a person had written a check for $100 and that when he tried to deposit it the check was on an account that was closed. Later, he told police that the party who wrote the check had called and said he just realized he had written it on the wrong account and that he would be in to cover the check.

- A Grand Coulee resident reported to police that someone had dumped garbage at the boat launch area at Crescent Bay. Included in the garbage was an Idaho license plate.

- A bartender at The Hi-Dam reported that a man was causing a disturbance after service to him was cut off. The man told police that he was angry because his girlfriend left him to go out with her friends. The bartender arranged to take the man home as a courtesy.

- A credit card that was found near Electric City city hall was returned to the owner by police.

- A woman in a Hill Avenue apartment said that two women who had been fighting in her apartment beat her up after she asked them to leave. A short time later the two were fighting again. The woman said one of the fighters was her sister who had taken her phone and refused to give it back until she paid her the $2 she had borrowed. She said the phone was in her bra, and at first refused to return it. She finally took the phone out and threw it on the couch after being threatened with arrest for theft.

4/16 - Police assisted in getting a Coulee Dam man who had threatened suicide to voluntarily admit himself to Coulee Medical Center.

- Police are sending the report of a missing child to Child Protective Services after the child was found and taken to police headquarters. The child was only wearing a top and a diaper. The child was reunited with his mother, who said the child must have gotten out of the gate when she was taking the garbage out.

- Police checked on a gathering of young people in the Safeway parking lot. All were wearing dark clothing. They said they were about to play “fugitive,” a game of hide and seek.

4/17 - A man found a young child wearing a dirty shirt and a diaper in Electric City. The child was about a quarter mile from his home and was the same child that had been missing the day before. Police returned the child to his home.

- A woman shouted an expletive to an officer over the phone and the officer told her to have a nice day. The issue was over an Xbox she said was stolen and returned; then she said she gave it back to the party so she could call the police so she could report it stolen.

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