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Reports compiled from police files


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9/17 - Officers were asked to assist Grant County officials in Delano where it was reported that a woman was throwing things from a boat onto the roadway. The report stated that the woman was barely dressed and was asked to cover herself up. The report stated that the woman was intoxicated and a friend said he would see that she cleaned the debris off the road.

- Police responded to a domestic violence issue on Young Street where a woman was having her things moved to an adjacent house by a male companion.

9/18 - A woman on Jackson Avenue in Electric City advised police that a pack of five dogs had cornered her cats. The officer reported that everything turned out OK, and that he had tried to find the dogs, to no avail.

9/25 - Police checked on a report of two men walking near the grain elevators with “long guns.” No one was found at that location.

- A man with a flashlight was observed in North Dam Park after hours who told police he was looking for worms. He left when the officer told him the area was closed at that time of the evening.

- Police are charging an Electric City resident on West Grand Avenue with tampering with physical evidence, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and being in possession of stolen property after he allegedly took an iPhone belonging to a Grand Coulee resident. The man called his phone in an attempt to recover his phone, and was unsuccessful. Later, police had to get a search warrant to recover the phone.

9/26 - A red backpack was found near Hometown Pizza and officials are using a prescription inside to try to locate the owner.

9/27 - An Electric City resident told police that he wanted three people banned from his property on Third Street.

- A man living on West Second Street in Electric City complained that a person had been harassing him by phone and he wanted it stopped. Police tried to contact the party making the calls but the person was not home.

- A man who was apparently living in his vehicle was arrested and taken to Grant County jail for violating a no-contact court order.

- USBR Plant Protection advised police of a man in the roadway near the top of the dam using a walker. An officer responded and found that the man was heading to Keller and wasn’t using a walker but had a cart.

- USBR Plant Protection advised police that a man had been camping in the Washington Flats area since July. Police contacted the man, who said he had been there one night, and there was no evidence he had been there longer.

- A verbal dispute on Hill Avenue attracted police. A man stated that he was trying to collect some of his things from an apartment there but wasn’t allowed in. Police stood by while he collected his things and then was barred from the premises.

9/28 - A driver was stopped for not wearing his seatbelt. He told the officer that he had just been to the police station paying a fine and he was tired of being “messed with.” He was cited for not wearing his seatbelt and told the officer he didn’t need instructions on how to deal with the court because he knew how.

- A woman contacted an officer to report that her uncle was staying in a local motel and that she was concerned about him. Police contacted the man, who appeared to be fine and wanted to tell the officers stories about his past. The man said he wanted to visit relatives in Keller.

- Police tried to arrest a man on two warrants for his arrest, but the suspect ran away at a location on Hill Avenue. Police are looking for him and have added charges of obstructing a police officer and third-degree escape.

- A vehicle with expired tabs stopped and the driver cited for driving with a suspended license and without an interlock device. The passenger, owner of the vehicle, was cited for not renewing his license and having no insurance. The vehicle was towed since neither had a valid license.

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