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Last updated 9/2/2020 at 8:59am

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8/25 - A Batchelor Square woman and her niece got into a physical altercation after arguing about makeup. She decided to pay for her niece to stay in a motel for the night and an officer took her there.

- A 91-year-old man was reportedly sticking his thumb out, hitchhiking on Coulee Boulevard. The man wasn’t there upon police arrival.

- A black Dodge pickup was reportedly driving erratically, nearly hitting a guardrail, from Grand Coulee Avenue to Martin Road. Police were unable to locate the vehicle. 

8/26 - The driver of an SUV was trying to get unstuck from sliding off the road. The front of the vehicle was blocked by a rock in a field behind the Grant County PUD building. Help was on the way, so police left.

- A silver Jeep Cherokee was reportedly spinning its tires in the area of Federal and Grand Coulee Avenue.

- A woman on Williams Avenue reported that a shirtless man got out of a silver car and asked if she had his cell phone because he tracked it to that area. She told him she didn’t, and he said he was going to call the police.

- A man on Palmer Avenue said he allowed his sister and her boyfriend to park in front of his house and charge their cell phones. He then saw them smoking something off of tinfoil and asked them to leave, which they did. He asked police to ban them from his property, which they did.

- Two people were reportedly passed out in a Mercedes parked behind the post office. The two were fine, saying they just needed a nap.

8/28 - A woman on Young Street with seven dogs at her property was cited for the number of dogs, having unlicensed dogs, and for noise complaints, of which there have been multiple of over the years.

8/29 - A driver was charged with negligent driving after hitting a pole at Coulee Gas. He had been drinking and blew a 0.124 on a breath test. The man also had one real leg, and said that he had had trouble using his bad leg to operate the brakes, which led to the accident. There was minimal damage. His truck was towed. He said he would get a ride from a friend.

- Someone reported a woman lying down outside near NAPA, and they were unsure if she was sleeping or dead. The woman, who is homeless, was fine, just sleeping. 

- An elderly man went into the post office without a shirt, saying he hadn’t eaten in two days. His son was contacted and said he would check on his father.

8/30 - A man reported being made uncomfortable by a conversation with another man at the Union 76 gas station when the second man said that pigs could dispose of a dead body. There were no threats made.

- A woman’s dog was bitten by two other dogs on Washington Place. Police spoke to the other party, who said his dogs, one his and another belonging to a guest, had escaped out of the fence. He apologized and said he would cover any veterinary bills for the woman’s dog.

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8/26 - A man reported that his wife, from whom he is separated and getting a divorce, had gone into his Civic Way home without his permission and thrown things around, breaking a television, and also taking towels and other items, then texting him about being in the home, getting in through the garage. The man thought he had secured the home before he left. He wanted her arrested for trespassing. An officer told him he would forward the report to the prosecutor’s office.

- A man reported a woman staring into his Central Drive home. Police spoke to him while the woman sat on a chair along his fence. She didn’t have a place to stay and the man didn’t want her on his property. Police gave her a ride to the casino, and she fell asleep on a bench near there.

8/29 - A vehicle was pulled over near Elmer City Access Road and River Drive for towing a trailer with expired tabs. The driver explained it was his boss’s trailer and that he was unaware of the expired tabs. The driver didn’t have his license with him, and was unlicensed in the state of Washington. The officer wrote the man a ticket for that, but then found the man was licensed in Arizona. The officer explained he would work to undo the citation with the courts since the man is licensed, but gave the man the paperwork for the citation in case of confusion.

- A woman was pulled over along SR-155 for having expired tabs. After speaking with the officer and performing some sobriety tests, she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She eventually performed a blood test at the hospital, and was given a ride to the home of someone she knew.


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