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Reports compiled from police file


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1/22 - An Electric City man was cited for third-degree theft after he was reportedly seen taking a bottle of wine from Safeway and leaving the store without paying for it. Police caught up with him on Burdin Boulevard and retrieved the wine. The report is being sent to the prosecutor’s office.

1/23 - Police picked up a man known to have a warrant for his arrest along SR-155, near the top of the dam, and gave him a ride to Grant County jail.

- Police were advised that the door to a vacant house on Continental Heights was open. Police checked the house and secured the door. Later, a man who was remodeling the house called police to thank them for closing the door.

1/24 - Police checked on a report that children were playing on a snow pile on Burdin Boulevard. The caller was concerned about the kids’ safety. The children were gone when police arrived.

- A Coulee Dam resident advised dispatch that a car she borrows from her uncle had been stolen. She said the vehicle had been at the Grand Coulee Manor and that the key was stuck in the ignition.

- An Electric City man was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief and taken to Grant County jail after he allegedly spray painted the side of the old middle school with the words “baby jesus.”

1/25 - Police went to Batchelor Square seeking a man on a warrant. A person there stated that he was in Inchelium drinking with a bunch of “crazies.”

1/26 - Officers were called to a Hill Avenue location because the caller thought a woman sitting in her vehicle was smoking dope. The officer found that the call was unfounded.

1/27 - A man was arrested and taken to Grant County jail on a domestic violence charge after he allegedly pushed a female down stairs and then slapped her with an open hand.

- Dispatch advised police that a caller said a female wearing only a bra was walking down Spokane Boulevard near Cardinal Road. No such person was found.

1/28 - An officer checked on a reported disturbance at Continental Heights. A woman who had been staying with a man there wanted to leave, but he wouldn’t let her collect her things. Police worked the problem out.

- A dog named “Mya” got its owner in trouble by constantly barking at a location on Roosevelt Drive. The owner said she would keep the dog inside after police said that if they were called again she would be cited.

- A property owner on Main Street was told that a woman was sitting on the lawn and she wanted police to remove her. The officer advised the woman that she was banned from the property. She gathered her things and left.

1/29 - A Cardinal Road resident involved in the alleged beating of a woman is being sought by police. The suspect left the area driving at speeds up to 80 mph and pursuit was ended on Peter Dan Road because of fog.

- A woman on Goodfellow Avenue in Electric City called police after the death of her mother.

Coulee Dam


1/11 - A man on Pine Street was taken to Coulee Medical Center when he complained of hip and hand pain after he had fallen backwards while vacuuming. He was treated on the scene by ambulance personnel before being taken to CMC.

- Coulee Dam officers assisted Grand Coulee patrolmen on a domestic violence call at Continental Heights. When the situation was under control, the officers returned to Coulee Dam.

1/12 - Officers assisted Department of Correction officers who searched a residence on Tulip Street while looking for a wanted man. The man being sought was not at the residence.

- Officials at Lake Roosevelt High School complained of a domestic violence/malicious mischief issue.

1/13 - Police were advised that there was suspicious activity at Cole Park. Two pickups were located there with one man in each. When the door to one vehicle was opened the officer could smell marijuana. That person was cited for possession, and the second male did not have a valid driver’s license. Relatives of both came to get the two men and the vehicles.

1/14 - A revoked license was the undoing of a man who drove to Harvest Foods and found an officer waiting for him when he came out. He and a female companion were given a courtesy ride to a Grand Coulee address, but their vehicle was left parked on the street.

1/21 - Police checked on a suspicious person report on Central Drive.

1/23 - An officer checking on a missing-person report found that the party was at school.

1/24 - An intoxicated Electric City man was told by an officer not to go into people’s yards. He was found at Columbia Avenue.

1/25 - A vehicle that had been stolen the day before was recovered at Coulee House Motel. A run of the motel’s security tape showed one female, who was identified by an officer.

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