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Reports compiled from police files


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12/25 - A Moses Lake man asked police to check on his brother because he hadn’t heard from him for quite awhile. The man was fine, but didn’t have any minutes left on his phone so he couldn’t call his brother. The officer let him call his brother on his own phone.

- An Omak man stopped near the Crescent Bay turnoff was cited for not having insurance, driving with a suspended license and for driving 10 mph over the speed limit.

12/26 - A 36-year-old man was cited for violating a no-contact court order when he was seen near a Hill Avenue apartment. It was found that he had a warrant out for his arrest, so he was taken to the Grant County jail.

- A truck with Indiana plates jack-knifed on Spokane Way. An officer stayed at the scene until the driver could chain up and leave the area.

- Police found the door open to a building across from Young’s Welding in Electric City. The officer closed the door and secured it.

- A bail bond agent sought a woman who had violated terms of her bond at a Hill Avenue apartment. While there, a local officer arrested a woman wanted on a felony warrant. She was taken to Grant County jail on the warrant. The bail bond agent took the person he was looking for into custody. A man at that location had been banned from the apartment by the Department of Corrections, but police couldn’t locate his parole officer. The apartment manager wanted all the parties who didn’t live there banned from the apartment complex.

12/27 - A two-vehicle accident at the corner of Young Street and Main Street, due to a slick roadway, produced a broken tie-rod on one vehicle and no damage to the other.

- The owner of a storage unit told police that a suspicious vehicle was parked near his business and it was loaded with items. The police report said the vehicle was registered to a convicted felon and that footprints in the snow led to one of the units. The owner of the storage facility was advised to check with the person renting the unit to see if anything was missing.

12/28 - Police checked on a report of a threat at a location on Second Street where the resident and another person were in a verbal argument and the resident told the other party that if she went into a room in the basement she would get hurt. Police were advised that the resident might have the room booby-trapped. Police checked the room out and there was nothing out of place.

- An employee of Coulee Medical Center, outside for a smoke break, reported to police that she heard a dog barking and thought it was in distress. Police checked on the dog and it was OK.

- Police banned a couple from an Electric City residence on Lincoln Avenue over a custody issue.

- An officer checked on a 911 hangup call from Coulee Medical Center. It was reported that there had been three such calls in a short amount of time.

12/29 - Colville Tribal Police advised officers of a vehicle that had been stolen from Nespelem. The vehicle was later found at the Coulee Dam Casino, with its doors locked. The owner of the vehicle was notified.

- The ambulance crew took a man who had a heart attack on East Grand Avenue to Coulee Medical Center.

- Police received a report of a man prowling a vehicle on Diamond Avenue in Electric City. The reporting person, an Anchorage, Alaska resident, chased the suspect but lost sight of him. Police checked the area but couldn’t locate the man.

12/30 - A resident on E Street reported that she thought someone was trying to enter her house through the back door. Police found that there were no tracks in the fresh snow at the back door.

- A Nespelem man was cited on B Street because his brake light didn’t work and he didn’t use his turn signals. Added to this was the fact that he didn’t have insurance.

- A person attempting to get a homeless person a room at Center Lodge told police that the man became argumentative and poised himself as if he was going to fight. The man was taken to the Coulee Dam Casino where he could be warm. The person trying to help the man gave him a bus schedule and a bag of food.

12/31 - A man found lying on the ground in front of the High Dam Tavern, reported to be intoxicated, was given a ride home by police.

- A deer with a broken leg that was caught in a chain link fence on Pearl Avenue had to be killed by an officer.

- A man being treated in the emergency room at Coulee Medical Center became unruly and police were called. The man quieted down when he finally was strapped down and police left.

1/1 - A Coulee Dam man was arrested after refusing to leave a party on Coulee Avenue East in Electric City. The intoxicated man fought with the police officer, the officer reported, and reportedly had struck another man at the party. The suspect was taken to Grant County jail and is being charged with assault and trespassing.

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