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2/17 - A Soap Lake man was stopped because his license tabs were expired. When talking with the driver, the officer learned that he didn’t have insurance. He was cited on both the tab and insurance problems.

2/18 - Police checked on a vehicle taking up several spaces in the Pepper Jack’s parking lot and found a man slumped over. He explained that he had been drinking and didn’t want to drive and was sleeping it off. Several hours later, the report stated, the vehicle was still there.

- A local woman advised police that she had sold a trailer to a person in the Omak area who had sold it, but she never received money. The officer advised her to talk with authorities in Omak.

2/20 - A Grand Coulee man was stopped at Spokane Way and SR-155 after the officer noticed his tabs had expired in 2015, and that he had a faulty brake light. The officer cited him for not having insurance and for the tab problem.

- A man who said he had been messing with his phone explained his erratic driving to an officer. He was advised that he should invest in a hands-free device.

- A woman was arrested on a warrant after an officer noticed her sitting in a vehicle. She was taken to Grant County jail.

2/21 - A man who was stopped because the plates on his vehicle didn’t match the vehicle he was driving explained that he had just traded for it and put the plates on from the other vehicle. He was told to affix the correct plates, and, while he was doing so, the officer wrote him a ticket for not having an operator’s license.

2/22 - An officer recognized a Coulee Dam woman wanted on an arrest warrant traveling in a vehicle. He arrested her and took her to Grant County jail.

2/23 - A woman residing at Weil Place was arrested on a domestic violence incident and taken to Grant County jail. Police were called by a man who said the woman hit him in the face, causing a bloody nose.

- Police retrieved a loose dog and took it to the veterinary clinic. The dog’s owner was advised of the incident, which occured on Prims Place.

- A Nespelem man wanted on a warrant for failing to appear on a DUI charge was seen in Electric City. Police arrested him and took him to Grant County jail. The man was walking in the Hillcrest and Coulee Boulevard East area in Electric City when spotted and tried walking away from the officer when informed he was under arrest. He halted when the officer charged his taser.

2/24 - Police assisted a stranded boater near Steamboat Rock. He tried to contact a brother who was boating at another location, but eventually didn’t need the assistance because he got his boat started.

2/25 - An Electric City woman known not to have a driver’s license was stopped when an officer observed her at the wheel of a vehicle. She was cited, and a licensed driver took charge of the vehicle.

- A woman living outside the area asked police to check on her husband’s parents, whom they hadn’t been able to contact. The couple in question were OK but their cell phone had stopped working. The officer let the couple use his cell phone to advise the caller that they were OK.

- Police were called to Safeway because a man had been hanging around the store, both inside and outside, and customers had become uneasy about him. Through a translator, police learned that he was in the area looking for work. Police took the man to the Coulee Dam Casino.

- A police unit assisted Coulee Dam police who were in pursuit of a speeding vehicle on Peter Dan Road. Due to icy conditions, the pursuit was terminated and tribal police were advised.

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