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5/19 - Police are sending a report to the prosecutor’s office asking that charges of third-degree theft and harassment be filed against two men who agreed to make vehicle repairs for a Grand Coulee man. After repairs were supposedly made, the man still had trouble with his vehicle. The theft had to do with those who were supposed to do the repair and returning a gasket. The harassment refers to the pair pressing the complainant for payment.

6/4 - Police checked on an abandoned vehicle at North Dam Park and found it high-centered on a rock. Police had the vehicle towed and later talked with the driver, who said he had left the scene when he couldn’t reach anyone. He was cited for hit/run unattended with property damage and told to call 911 next time.

6/5 - Police had to kill a deer that had been hit by a vehicle near the 230 KV switchyard.

- A domestic violence incident on Goodfellow Street in Electric City got the attention of police. A witness reported that he saw a man strike his wife. Police are looking for the man, who had fled the scene.

6/6 - Officers responded to a Douglas County residence where CPR was being used on a woman who was unresponsive. The woman was later pronounced as deceased.

- Police were told that a small male child was roaming the area near the rodeo grounds without shoes or supervision. Police could not locate the child and later learned that a parent had found him.

- A young child, about 3 years old, was found wandering around the Hico station. Police found the child was from a house across the highway where a 15-year-old was babysitting. The babysitter didn’t know the child was missing. Police are referring the report to Child Protective Services.

6/7 - A Coulee Dam man was cited for going 10 mph over the speed limit below the dam and also for not having insurance.

6/8 - An Electric City man was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail after allegedly creating a disturbance at Coulee Medical Center while getting a mental health evaluation. He is being charged with intimidating a public servant and interference with a healthcare facility.

6/9 - An officer checked on a domestic violence issue on Stevens Street in Electric City. The husband was advised to find another place for a while so things could cool down.

- A woman, stopped below the dam because of faulty lights, was ticketed for not having insurance.

6/10 - A man allegedly violated a no-contact court order and forced his way into his wife’s home on Roosevelt Avenue in Electric City, demanding clothes and money. He was taken to Grant County Jail and is being charged with the no-contact violation and with residential burglary-domestic violence.

- Police went to a Dill Avenue house twice to get the homeowner to turn the music down. The second time, a man was warned that if police had to come a third time he would be cited.

6/11 - A Grand Coulee woman was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail after she took a vehicle and gas card from an Electric City residence without authorization. The woman is being charged with theft of a motor vehicle, residential burglary and second-degree theft.

- USBR Plant Protection reported to police that an ice chest had been left on a picnic table in the park area below the Visitor Center. Police found that the cooler was loaded with food and destroyed it.

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