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Reports compiled from police file


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10/17 - Police checked on a complaint of a barking dog at a house on E. Grand Coulee Avenue. The officer tried to contact the owner of the dog, but no one was home. The report stated that this has been a problem before.

10/18 - A woman on Prims Place reported that she heard her screen door slam and looked out and saw a man walking away. She asked for added patrols in the area.

- A Grand Coulee man was stopped for a faulty headlight and the officer found the driver hadn’t had a valid operator’s license for a year. He was also charged for not having insurance.

10/19 - Electric City employees reported an injured deer on Western Avenue. The deer had to be killed because it had two broken legs.

- Police are asking that charges be made against a Quincy man who had two refrigerators in his yard at W. Grand Avenue without the doors being locked. The party had been warned once previously.

10/20 - An Electric City woman was stopped when the officer noticed an outdated trip permit on the back window. The driver was cited for altering the trip permit, not having insurance and failing to transfer title.

- A man on West Grand Avenue reported that someone had siphoned gas from his vehicle.

10/21 - A man was arrested during an attempted burglary at a Hill Avenue apartment. He allegedly had broken a window and when the resident arrived broke a second window upstairs, causing a shower of glass to fall on the resident. The man allegedly threatened to kill the resident. He is also being charged with malicious mischief for the damage.

- A Brewster woman was cited for driving while her license was suspended and not having insurance after she was stopped for suspected hit and run. She was not cited for that.

- A Coulee Dam woman was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant when she was seen in a truck on Midway Avenue.

- A man seen walking on Midway Avenue, for whom an arrest warrant was known to exist for failing to make a court appearance, was arrested and taken to Grant County jail.

- The manager of an apartment complex on Hill Avenue told police that someone had pried the screen door of one of the apartments.

- A man who allegedly stole two bottles of liquor from Safeway was found in a house on Goodfellow in Electric City. While police were looking for the suspect in a locked bathroom, he escaped by breaking a window in the bedroom and left on foot. The man had a long history of crime and is being sought.

- An Electric City man was arrested after a hit-and-run incident on Alcan Road. Police found him on Silver Drive in Electric City, where they say he came out of his trailer with a rifle and told police to leave. He went into the trailer and locked the door, police reported, and a considerable time later came out and got into a fight with police, hitting an officer three or four times with his fist until a second officer hit him with his taser. He was taken to Grant County jail and is being charged with assault, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, hit and run, and reckless driving.

10/22 - Three storage units were broken into on B Street, and a fourth was damaged.

- A man was stopped at Four Corners because his license tabs had expired. He got a warning on the tabs but was cited for an invalid driver’s license and no proof of insurance.

- A man on Continental Heights called to say he was having a heart attack. Police arrived, had to get the apartment manager to let them in and then found the man in bed. He refused medical treatment from the ambulance crew.

Coulee Dam


10/9 - A man on Fir Street told police that someone had stolen his 150-piece Craftsman tool set from his pickup during the night. The pickup was parked in his driveway. The man stated a backpack with camping items was also taken. Value of the items was $350, the man said.

10/10 - A woman on Central Drive stated that she had a protection order against a person who is not supposed to be within 1,000 feet of her or her children. She stated that the person she has a protection order against has enrolled in school and that will mean they will be within 1,000 feet of her children. Police said they would check with the school.

10/11 - An alarm at a residence on River Drive was checked by a relative of the owner and a police officer, who found it was a false alarm.

- An officer responded to the Coulee Dam Casino on a report of an assault. There had been a heated exchange between a man and an official of the casino. The man was sitting on a bench outside. He said no assault had been committed, but owned up to having a “meth” pipe inside his pocket. Police also found a baggie with a crystal material that later tested as methamphetamine. He was arrested on the drug charges and taken to Okanogan County jail. A review of the security camera showed that no assault had taken place.

10/12 - A resident reported two suspicious men walking on Birch Street. An officer looked for the pair but couldn’t locate them.

10/13 - A man on Spruce Street told police that a loose dog kept trying to dig under his fence and get after his dog which was “in heat.” An officer went to the owner of the loose dog and told him to secure it.

10/14 - A stalled tow truck on the Coulee Dam bridge threatened to halt traffic. When police arrived the truck driver was out working on his battery cables. He got the truck started and moved off the bridge.

- A mechanic caught a man trying to take pliers from a tool chest inside the bus garage. He was told to put the pliers back and get off school property. Bus officials said it was the same man seen in the bus parking lot carrying a gas can on a previous occasion.

- An officer noticed that a door of a vacant house on Fir Street was open. He investigated and found the inside of the house a mess with clothes and toys scattered about. Police have increased patrols in the area.

10/15 - A man on Columbia told police that he and his wife had been on a camping trip and when they returned a front window had been broken out. A rock was found near the window.

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