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3/29 - An Electric City driver was stopped because the vehicle she was driving didn’t have a rear license plate. The officer found that the woman had a suspended license and a fake trip permit. A passenger asked if he could get the trip permit for the officer because there were 11 terrior-type puppies in the back seat. Since the passenger didn’t have a driver’s license, the two were told not to drive. The woman was cited for driving with a suspended license and for having a fake trip permit.

- Police were told that a man banned from the Grand Coulee Manor was on the property. The officer checking found that the man reportedly on the property was actually incarcerated.

- A woman reported that someone had backed into her car, parked at the former middle school near the athletic field. She took pictures of the vehicle responsible and of the damage, and after the two drivers exchanged information the other vehicle left. Police saw to it that a report was filed.

- A boy and girl each about 6 years old, were reportedly trying to access vehicles on A Street. The officer couldn’t locate the two.

3/30 - Police got a call from Coulee Medical Center of an intoxicated person being unruly. When the officer arrived he was told that everything was OK and that the officer wasn’t needed.

- A couple was stopped near Wenatchee Avenue after an officer noticed a defective windshield. A woman in the car with an open alcohol container was wanted on an active warrant out of Okanogan County. She was taken to the Okanogan County jail.

- Police checked on a 911 call on Fourth Street NE and found that a child was being punished for playing with the phone.

3/31 - Police told a couple parked at North Dam Park that the park was closed from dusk until dawn. They left.

- A car entered SR-174 from Partello Street and struck a truck trailer, then left the scene. The trucker said he blew his horn in an effort to get the car to stop, but it fled on. Police looked for the car but to date haven’t located it.

- A Grand Coulee man pulled over for outdated vehicle tabs was wanted on a warrant for his arrest for driving with a suspended license. The stop added to his woes because he is being charged with driving while suspended and for not having an ignition lock in place. His car was towed away, and he was taken to Grant County jail.

- Police checked on an activated alarm on Goodfellow in Electric City. Police found no evidence that someone had entered the house.

- A woman was arrested near Pole Park for violating a no-contact court order. She was taken to Grant County jail.

4/1 - A Young Street woman was cited for driving while her license was suspended, and her vehicle was impounded for the second offense. She was also cited for not having insurance.

4/2 - An officer checked on a report of a fight between two men on Spokane Way NE. The officer was told by a woman driver that they asked her to pull over so they could fight. The report stated that the two men were intoxicated. They were told to leave the area.

- A man and a woman were permanently banned from North Dam Park after their dogs, which were running loose, threatened a runner in the area.

Coulee Dam


3/28 - A resident told police of a lot of activity at a house on Columbia Avenue, where people were carrying bags of items into the house. Police went to the residence but couldn’t find anything going on.

3/29 - Residents reported that they thought a peeping tom was looking in windows at 6 a.m. at places on Columbia Avenue. They said that the person had been in the backyard on several occasions. The man was also banned from the property behind the school bus garage after a complaint from school officials.

3/30 - A bicycle was found in the bushes near a residence on Columbia Avenue.

3/31 - A Wapato woman reported that her vehicle was damaged in a hit-and-run incident on Cedar Street.

- Surveillance cameras helped officials at Coulee House Motel locate a stolen cooler and life jacket. Both items were taken to a room at the motel by a man after another motel guest had complained of the loss. Police got the stolen items back and returned them to the owner.

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