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Last updated 12/11/2019 at 11:03am

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12/3 - A man was reported lying in the snow by a tree at Pole Park. Police found a man walking down SR-155 who said he was just taking a break there and didn’t need any help.

- A boyfriend and girlfriend on Partello Street said their argument was verbal only. Police noted a bump on the woman’s forehead and a scratch on the man’s chest. The pair spoke mostly Spanish, and police weren’t able to get a clear picture of what happened. The pair said they would separate for the night.

- A driver police pulled over near the overlook just above Grand Coulee Dam for having expired tabs was arrested on warrants and taken to jail. He was also cited for the expired tabs, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license, and driving without an interlock ignition device.

12/4 - Neighbors with a shared wall argued over television volume on Burdin Boulevard. An officer told them it was best if they solved it amongst themselves or with help from the housing office.

- A man reported he’d noticed, as he was leaving a tavern in Electric City on his way to do something, that someone had backed into his truck, damaging his headlight. An officer took photos and wrote an incident report.

- No one was home at an Electric Boulevard address where police had been asked to check on the wellbeing of an elderly couple said to be without power for two days.

- A truck struck a Jeep on Spokane Way and SR-174. The Jeep was said to have gone past Spokane Way before making a sudden right turn, when the truck hit it while making its own turn. Police took photographs.

- A noise complaint on Bowen Street was possibly about a neighbor playing drums. The noise stopped upon police arrival.

12/5 - A man was reported sleeping in the Safeway restroom and the business didn’t want him there. The man was given a courtesy ride to the casino.

- A driver reported his Jeep being struck by a red sedan near the “Million Dollar Mile.” Photographs were taken of a red paint transfer, the only observable damage on his Jeep.

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12/1 - A man on Douglas Street said he would release his child to the mother, with whom he shares custody, but not to another person. When the mother arrived, the child was released to her without incident.

12/3 - A woman was ticketed for an improper turn after she turned from Roosevelt Way (the Coulee Dam bridge) onto Columbia Avenue, turning entirely into the oncoming turn lane.

12/4 - A 6th Street woman reported that she keeps closing her son’s bedroom window and that it then is slightly open the next day. An officer checked the windows and noted that the screen outside appeared to have been removed and put back. He told her to call 911 if there were further issues. She called again on 12/8 and reported she thought someone was trying to break into her house. An officer checked the house and her shed, and didn’t find anyone.

12/6 - A juvenile boy said he had left a bluetooth speaker at a friend’s house during a sleepover a month prior and had been asking for it back, but the friend kept making excuses and not returning it. An officer spoke to the other boy’s father, who retrieved the speaker, and the officer delivered it to the boy to whom it belongs.

- A woman on Stevens Avenue reported a juvenile knocking on her door, then running away.

12/7 - A driver was booked into jail following a driving-under-the-influence charge after being pulled over on Columbia Avenue for driving erratically. The man also had expired tabs.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported on Camas Street, running while parked and with unknown occupants. No such vehicle was found upon police arrival.

12/8 - A man was reported to be lying in the street near the casino. Police found a man standing, but swaying, heavily intoxicated, with his brother. Police asked the intoxicated man if he was OK. He had slurred speech and kept raising his fist toward an officer, who said he would tase him if he did not calm down. The brother calmed the man down. This pattern was repeated in the encounter — first aggression, then calming down. The brother said they were going to their home.


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