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6/19 - Coulee Gas reported a counterfeit $20 bill that police collected and will send to the U.S. Secret Service. Police were unable to identify the customer who used the bill in security footage.

- An Elmer City man wanted on a warrant ran from police after being spotted in the Delano area. An officer chased the man, who gave himself up and was taken to Grant County Jail on the warrant. He was also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing an officer.

- Police looked into a report of possible squatters at an abandoned house in Grand Coulee. Turns out the owner of the property was there doing some work before going fishing.

6/20 - A man driving with expired tabs on SR-155 was found to have a suspended license. The man called someone who could drive the car and was released.

6/21 - An Electric City woman reported receiving a voicemail saying they had court papers for the woman. The woman told an officer she didn’t recognize any of the names mentioned in the voicemail, and that the number wasn’t local. The officer told the woman it sounded like a scam.

- A Grand Coulee man who was recently evicted from his apartment said that his former landlord had been giving away his possessions, which were placed on the sidewalk on Federal Way. A toolbox thought missing was found by a friend. The former landlord said he hadn’t been giving anything away.

- A man on a motorized scooter was struck by a vehicle turning near the intersection of SR-155 and Main Street. The man was uninjured, but the scooter was scuffed up. Police helped the parties exchange information.

6/22 - Coulee Gas reported an abandoned vehicle in their parking area. The owner, contacted by police, said a mechanic was supposed to pick it up to work on it. The officer told the owner to talk to the gas station about it.

- A woman reported items appearing outside of property that she owns. The officer recognized the items as belonging to a recently evicted man who is moving his things nearby. The officer told her she would have to tell the renter that the man can’t place his things there.

6/23 - A 911 hangup call turned out to be a customer at Sunbanks Lake Resort who was told to dial a 9, then a 1, before making a call.

- An Electric City woman had her car prowled. Missing were several pairs of sunglasses and about $1.50 in change. Police have no suspects.

- A woman fishing on Lake Roosevelt spotted a dead cow in the water about 100 yards from the Grand Coulee Dam buoy line on the east side of the lake. Police contacted the Bureau of Reclamation to ask them to contact Colville Tribal Police, as the cow was in their jurisdiction.

6/24 - Police responded to a report of a fight outside of Continental Heights residences. Witnesses told the officer that one man chased another with a knife. The officer was unable to locate the persons involved.

6/25 - An officer took photos of an Electric City resident’s car that had a scratch running the length of the driver’s side. The resident feels the car was “keyed” but can’t think of anyone who would want to cause visible damage to his car.

- An empty tent, row boat, and coolers had been unoccupied at a campsite near Electric City. The officer felt it wasn’t suspicious, but looked like someone was saving a camp spot to which they could return later.

Coulee Dam

6/17 - A Coulee Dam man was charged with trespassing at a vacant Camas Street home. A neighbor reported that the man had walked around the property, banged loudly on something, then walked off with a box. The man said he was banging the nails back into a crate to sturdy it up, and took pickle jars from the property to clean up the residence. The man had a history with the former resident at the place, now deceased.

6/20 - An officer assisted with traffic control near Rebecca Lake Road where a fire was reported that could be a threat to homes.

6/21 - A woman was charged with driving with a suspended license.

6/22 - A man on Central Drive called 911 because his trees were being sprayed. Police, familiar with the man, advised him it was because there are bugs in the trees. The man asked police to test the trees, and an officer said police would not.

6/23 - An officer recognized a man wanted for a warrant at the Coulee Dam Casino. The officer told the man he was under arrest as the subject was washing his hands in the men’s room. The officer took the man to Okanogan County Jail.

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