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6/9 - A Newman Lake man who owns two vacant houses in Electric City told officers that windows in one house had been broken, possibly by a pellet gun, and the door on the second house had been forced. The man wasn’t sure if anything had been taken.

6/11 - A man on Diamond Street in Electric City told police that someone had been in his house while he was away. Police gathered some items to see if they could lift fingerprints. The man said a few things had been moved but he wasn’t sure if anything was missing.

- A Grand Coulee woman told police that an Electric City man had offered her a ride while she was walking to work and tried to make unwanted advances on her. Police have yet to interview the man.

6/12 - A woman told police that she was fearful that her nephew might try to harm himself. She was unable to tell the officer where the nephew was.

- A woman on Roosevelt Drive told police that her daughter had been receiving mean-spirited texts and she was concerned about it. She was asked to provide documentation.

- A door in a Goodfellow Avenue rental house had been broken and there were differences in how the door was broken. The tenants had accused the landlord of entering the house and assaulting one of the tenants. Police determined that this was false and that the report was also false. Police are asking for the prosecutor’s office to determine if charges should be filed for filing false claims.

6/13 - An alarm at Banks Lake Pub in Electric City was checked by police, who found that a delivery was being made and the alarm was faulty.

- A Nespelem man was stopped because of faulty tail lights, and also cited for not having a required ignition interlock.

- Police talked with a person who acknowledged that he had considered suicide. The person went with the officer to see a mental health official.

6/14 - A motorist who had lost his driveline and was in North Dam Park was told he needed to remove his vehicle before sundown.

- A man on Roosevelt Drive reported to police an IRS phone scam.

- Police were informed that someone was below the drive-up area at North Cascades Bank. Police told the woman that she needed to leave and she agreed to do so.

- A person who owns a house on Goodfellow Avenue in Electrc City complained to police that someone had backed into his fence and broken some boards. He said it was the second time it had occurred.

6/15 - A clerk at Coulee Gas reported that the rear passengers in a vehicle were smoking a 3-foot-long bong. Police were unable to determine who owned the bong, but confiscated and destroyed it. No citations were issued.

6/16 - Police are investigating a number of spray paintings in the Electric City area. The graffiti included garages, cars and the city pump building.

- Three juveniles in Electric City were caught by police after it was reported that they were prowling vehicles. The report was forwarded to Grant County Prosecutor’s Office for possible second-degree vehicle prowl charges.

- A Spokane Valley man was questioned by police after he had asked about security at the dam. He explained that he was a corrections officer and was thinking about applying for a job.

- An Electric City youth was mailed a citation for reckless driving after police received a number of complaints concerning the driving habits of the youth.

6/17 - A Nespelem woman was stopped for a faulty headlamp and ended up receiving a citations for driving with a suspended license, not having insurance, and the headlamp problem. The woman got a licensed driver to take charge of the vehicle.

- A couple at a Hill Avenue apartment were advised to get a protection order against a woman who had been pounding on their door, wanting to fight with the woman inside.

- Police went to a Spokane Avenue NE residence after receiving a complaint about a Nes-pelem man wanted on several arrest warrants, but police could not locate him.

6/18 - Police checked on a trespass call at Body by Dam. It was reported that a man had been sleeping inside the gym. The person left before police arrived.

- A woman on Hill Avenue reported that a dog became tangled up in the netting over her plants and caused damage to some pots. She was told to contact the county housing authority because the dog came from that location.

- A man who had reportedly violated a no-contact court order at an East Cardinal Road residence was arrested on outstanding warrants and taken to Grant County Jail.

- A person on Bowen Street reported that someone had entered his room and taken some computer games and $10 cash. He told police who he thought it was. Police looked for the individual but couldn’t find him.

- A man in a Hill Avenue apartment received a stern warning from police for discharging an air rifle within the city limits.

- Police referred a custody incident involving a bruise on a child to Child Protective Services. The officer received reports from the E. Grand Coulee Avenue residents on how the bruise occurred, and asked all the parties if they would be willing to take a polygraph test. They said they would.

6/19 - A woman from Arlington who was occupying a condo at Sunbanks Lake Resort reportedly was checked on by police, who had received a report of her being assaulted. They noticed bruises on her forehead. Police were looking for the suspect and asked the woman to call 911 if he returned.

- A man on Diamond Street in Electric City reported seeing a cougar in his yard. Police looked for the animal but didn’t see it.

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