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8/7 - A man was reported to have been seen carrying a yellow chainsaw on Third Avenue in Electric City. Police didn’t see such a man.

- A Lakeview Boulevard woman reported her neighbors were throwing rocks at her house. An officer only saw rocks on the gravel road.

- A woman reported that on July 28, someone had taken her black purse with emojis on it from her Dodge Dakota while it was parked at Coulee Hardware.

- Vehicles on a woman’s property on Alcan Road are considered junk vehicles, while garbage left on the land contained two items with names on them.

- A 12 Tribes card was found in the door that someone had attempted to open at the city shop in Electric City off of Kent. The card was taken as evidence.

- Two seperate business owners were issued citations for failure to obtain business licenses. Prior to the citations, the city clerk told police that both businesses had received letters about the issue.

8/8 - A man was taken to Grant County Jail on a felony warrant after being pulled over on Alcan Road for not having a rear license plate and for having a brake light out. The driver cooperated with the arrest, during which police found pens turned into smoking devices in his pocket. The officer believed the pens had been used to smoke meth or heroin. When asked, the driver said he does a little bit of everything, but didn’t specify what kind of drugs are in the pens. The passenger in the vehicle stayed with the vehicle waiting for a driver to come take care of it.

8/9 - An Electric City woman reported a scam. She had received a call from someone claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau, saying that her Social Security number had been associated with drug trafficking and there was a warrant for her arrest. The officer told the woman it was a scam and that she did the right thing by not giving the caller any personal information.

- A Goodfellow Avenue man reported the theft of his car-hauler trailer battery.

- Police gave an impound form to a Moses Lake towing company to remove a Jeep from Federal Way.

- A Kent man camping at Sunbanks Lake Resort was positively identified from video surveillance as someone who had stolen firewood from Coulee Hardware. The man had not used the firewood yet, and was told he could appeal to the store owner to not have charges pressed against him. Charges would be third-degree theft, as the firewood was estimated to be valued at $15-$20.

- Police responded to a report of a couple arguing at Coulee Gas. The man appeared to be intoxicated and had a suspended license; the woman didn’t have a license. The woman handed the car keys to the gas station attendant to hold onto until a licensed driver could move the vehicle. The couple walked off and the officer left the scene.

8/10 - A dump truck struck a parked vehicle on Burdin Boulevard. The owner of the dump truck provided insurance information to the owner of the damaged vehicle, which had a dented bumper and damaged license plate.

- A woman on View Place said that when she dropped her phone it must have dialed 911 by mistake.

- A woman on Hill Avenue had the passenger-side window of her vehicle broken. She believes it could have been her husband who broke it, but couldn’t say for sure. No items were missing.

- Police assisted police in Elmer County, Idaho, who had pinged a missing iPhone X cell phone to King’s Court RV Park. Police explained the situation to new renters there, who said they had found the phone, not stolen it. They gave it to the officer, who mailed it to its rightful owner.

- A man was abandoned by his friends at Coulee Gas. He wanted to go to Nespelem, but the officer said he couldn’t take him that far but would take him to the Coulee Dam Casino, and did.

- A man on Federal Way reported his Jeep missing. Police figured out it was the Jeep they had towed the previous day by a Moses Lake towing company for being parked on a public road for more than 45 days with an expired registration.

8/11 - A Hill Avenue woman reported that $1,100 worth of tools were stolen out of her vehicle which had been broken into. The tools included a black tool box that said “Stanley” on it, a deep-socket set, wrenches, and extensions.

- Two motorcyclist were told not to be in the area of North Dam where the canal empties into Banks Lake. Police told USBR Plant Protection of the need for signs that regulate the use of the area. Pylons in the area are spaced so that regular passenger vehicles can’t pass through.

Coulee Dam

Police

8/7 - A Tillmus Street man reported that his daughter’s bike had been stolen in the night. The bike is described as being a 26-inch Huffy mountain bike, black and light blue in color.

- A Tillmus Street man reported that he had chased away a man and a woman who had been snooping around his property. The officer found the subjects on Cedar Street at a house whose owner police contacted. She said she didn’t want anybody at her house while she was gone. The two gave the officer their names, and the officer ran their names while they walked away. The woman was found to be wanted on a warrant for driving with a suspended license. She was arrested at the post office, then taken to Okanogan County Jail.

8/10 - A car blocking a lane of traffic on the bridge was found to be driven by a diabetic woman whose blood sugar was crashing. An ambulance was called, and the woman’s car was moved to allow traffic to cross the bridge.

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