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Reports compiled from police file


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2/10 - Dispatch reported to police that there was an intoxicated man passed out with a bottle of Fireball on the steps of a residence on Van Tyne Avenue. When police arrived, the man was up and staggering and had a laceration on his forehead. He refused an offer of treatment and requested a ride to the casino, where he could catch transit to Nespelem.

- A Moses Lake woman told police that there was a juvenile duct taped to a pole at the Tropical Pig location in Electric City. Police checked on the report but couldn’t find anyone duct taped to a pole.

- An Electric City woman police saw driving erratically was cited for driving while under the influence after being stopped near North Dam Park.

2/11 - Police saw a man on Midway Avenue known to have a warrant out for his arrest. He was searched, and police found a smoking pipe with residue in it and a communion cup. He told police that he found the smoking device on Midway and the communion cup in the garbage at the senior center. The man was taken to Grant County jail on the warrant.

2/12 - Police learned that a man had fallen at Continental Heights. The officer assisted the man to his feet and when he complained of his ribs hurting he was taken to Coulee Medical Center.

- Two men from Burien told police that someone had broken into their cabin and several items were missing.

2/13 - Plant Protection advised police that a man was walking on the roadway near the Visitor Center. When confronted, he said the snow was too deep to walk on the sidewalk. Since there was no sidewalk where the man was, he was told to be careful of traffic in the area.

- A person reported that two men were seen leaving a place suspected of being a drug house and walking down Martin Road. Police went to the area but couldn’t see anyone walking in the area.

- A woman told police that someone had broken into an apartment she owns and left some items there. Police checked the items and found that they belonged to a couple who live on Spokane Way. The couple told police that the items had been taken from their storage unit but they did not report the theft.

2/14 - An officer cited a Grand Coulee driver on Highway 155 for not having a driver’s license, failing to have a vehicle registration, failing to renew an expired registration, operating a vehicle without insurance, and improper lane usage.

- Police noticed a wanted man walking in the B Street area at Highway 155. After confirming the warrant, an officer searched him and reported finding a crystal substance in his possession that field tested as methamphetamine. He was taken to Grant County jail and also cited for possession of a controlled substance.

- A woman on Burdin Boulevard asked for extra patrols after seeing what she said were suspected drug dealers pointing at her house.

- Police advised two children, ages 10 and 8, to not play in the road near Banks Lake Pub. The children stated that they had just purchased some candy and were headed home.

- An officer stopped a vehicle on Spokane Way because of expired tabs. He found that the driver’s license had been suspended and that the driver was supposed to have an ignition interlock on the vehicle. He was cited for both the driver’s license problem and not having current tabs. The officer noted in his report that he failed to cite the man for not having insurance. The car was parked because the driver could not locate someone to come and take charge of it.

2/16 - Police checked on a 911 hang up call from Strate Funeral Home. It was determined that it was a problem on the phone line.

- An officer checked on a 911 hang up call from the BPA substation. A search did not reveal anything wrong at the site.

- Police checked on a residence on Miller Avenue after a dispatch call and found that everything at the location was OK.

- A Coulee Dam driver was cited for going 44 mph in a 30 mph zone and for driving with a suspended license after being stopped near milepost 27 on Highway 155.

2/17 - Police checked on a 911 hang up call on Mead Avenue. Residents said they had been having trouble with their phone.

- A Grand Coulee man was arrested for second-degree assault, domestic violence assault, and driving under the influence after he allegedly tried to run over two women who had just left his truck after an argument on Federal Avenue. The report stated that the man jumped one of the women, who was later taken to Coulee Medical Center for treatment of an injured knee.

- A 911 hang-up call on Weil Place revealed that the resident there was having trouble with his phone.

- A Dill Avenue man reported to police that there was a man with long blonde haired walking around yelling and cussing. Police could not find the suspect.

Coulee Dam


2/1 - Police checked on a person at Lake Roosevelt Schools who had been ordered by a court not to contact the person he was visiting. The report said the man who was in violation of the order was a registered sex offender. The officer got a copy of the school’s security tape.

2/2 - The boyfriend of a woman living on River Drive created a disturbance after a one-month-old baby was crying. Police talked with the man, who had been drinking. The woman said she and her children would stay in a locked bedroom in the basement for the night.

2/3 - Police conducted traffic control after two semi trucks got stuck on the Coulee Dam hill. After the two trucks got chained up and moving, police went back to patrolling.

- Police served papers on a man, ordering him to terminate the premises on a house on Central Drive.

- A 6-year-old girl called 911 from a residence on Birch Street. When police checked, everything was ok.

2/8 - A homeowner on Birch Street advised police that someone was stealing power from his unoccupied house. Police found a power cord that ran to a nearby garage and are investigating.

- A woman on Stevens Avenue advised police that someone was parked in the town shop area. An officer found that a man in a jeep there was wanted on three arrest warrants. He was taken to Okanogan County jail.

2/10 - Police are investigating sexually related text messages a 13-year-old girl said she has received from a Nespelem man.

2/11 - A resident of a house on River Drive asked how to get a restraining order to prevent a relative from coming to the residence because she suspects him of taking another relative’s medication.

2/13 - Police issued a driver a citation for striking another car at the Harvest Foods Grocery Store and for not having insurance. The officer was inside the store at the time.

2/15 - Police sought and found a student who had taken off from an after-school program at Lake Roosevelt. The officer offered him a ride to Electric City, but the boy said he wanted to walk.

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