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Law enforcement logs for March 15, 2024

| March 15, 2024 12:00 AM

The reports below were provided by the sheriff’s office or police department indicated. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Ephrata PD

March 7

Report of a subject behaving strangely in the roadway and blocking traffic. Subject was contacted and admitted to jaywalking but said they were just crossing the street. Subject was warned about being careful.

March 8

Report of a bicycle stolen in the 10 block of E Street Southeast.

March 9

Report of shoplifting at a business in the 1300 block of Nat Washington Way.

Report of a catalytic converter stolen off a vehicle in the 100 block of First Avenue Northeast.

March 11

Report of a two-vehicle non-injury collision on Nat Washington Way.

Report of a vehicle prowl on Third Avenue Southeast. A wallet and backpack were stolen.


Grant Co. Jail

March 4

Isidro Gonzalez, 31, Quincy, booked on attempted residential burglary and harassment.

March 6

Cristobal Tzanhua Molohua, 40, Quincy, booked on fourth-degree assault – domestic violence and harassment – domestic violence.

Janie Dominguez, 34, Moses Lake, booked on fourth-degree assault – domestic violence.

Lani Marie Brown, 42, Ephrata, booked on a Grant County Superior Court warrant relating to second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission.

March 7

James Myles Killian, 25, Ephrata, booked on second-degree burglary and retail theft with special circumstances.

Richard Dixon Rapp, 37, Quincy, booked on fourth-degree assault – domestic violence.

March 8

Lori Anne Churchill, 53, Liberty Lake, booked on DU and third-degree driving with license suspended.

March 9

John Joseph Gonzales, 50, Ephrata, booked on fourth-degree assault – domestic violence.

April Suzanne Mildred Grass, 20, Quincy, booked on fourth-degree assault – domestic violence.

Chad Tyler Vaughan, 28, Burns, booked on an Oregon warrant relating to first-degree theft, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

Griselda Bautista Martinez, 31, Grand Coulee, booked on residential burglary.

Gustavo Gonzalez, 59, Quincy, booked on hit-and-run of an unattended vehicle and DUI.

March 11

Bernabe Angel Navarro, 26, Ephrata, booked on fourth-degree assault – domestic violence and third-degree malicious mischief – domestic violence.

March 12

Floyd Lyle Albert, 54, Electric City, booked on a contempt order.

March 13

Sonya Monique Macias, 22, Moses Lake, booked on second-degree burglary and theft.

Pedro Cesar Flores-Perez, 39, Beverly, booked on violation of a protection order.

Luis Estaban Villalobos Chavarin, 27, Quincy, booked on violation of a protection order.

Devon Lee Bunny, 23, Ephrata, booked on fourth-degree assault – domestic violence.

Jose Luis Lopez Garcia, 51, Moses Lake, booked on fourth-degree assault – domestic violence.

Aaron J. Pfaltzgraff-Miller, 30, Grand Coulee, booked on violation of a protection order and resisting arrest.


Moses Lake PD

March 7

Report of theft from a business in the 1000 block of North Stratford Road.

Report of a hit-and-run on East Mizzou Court. Larger vehicle appeared to have backed into the reporting party’s vehicle parked in an apartment parking lot during the night.

Report of a subject taking cardboard from a dumpster outside a business in the 300 block of East Broadway Avenue and lighting it on fire. Subject was contacted and trespassed.

Report of attempted theft at a business in the 600 block of South Pioneer Way. Subject was stopped pushing a cart of merchandise out of the store.

March 9

Report of a subject yelling and causing a disturbance at the Moses Lake Public Library. Subject advised law enforcement that he always yells.

Report of a hit-and-run of a tree overnight on North Westshore Drive. The tree was valued at about $100.

Report of a two-vehicle collision in a parking lot in the 1100 block of West Broadway Avenue. Driver 1 was backing up to park and his vehicle’s transmission reportedly slipped. The vehicle’s tires began spinning out and he drove toward the building at a high rate of speed, hitting vehicle 2 and damaging the building, three snow blowers and some plastic sleds. 

Report of theft at a business in the 400 block of South Wanapum Drive. Unknown subject entered and exited the business several times with stolen merchandise valued at about $200, then entered a business truck, created a makeshift stove out of two energy drink cans, poured accelerant into the stove and ignited it. The heat melted the center console and parts of the front seats.

Report of theft at a business in the 2700 block of West Broadway Avenue.

March 10

Report of a hit-and-run in a parking lot in the 1000 block of North Stratford road.

Report of tires slashed on two vehicles at a business on South Pioneer Way. Damage was estimated at $400.

March 11

Report of a subject concealing ice cream under his shirt and walking out of a business in the 600 block of South Pioneer Way.

Report of a chicken running loose in a yard on North Clark Road. Law enforcement responded but was unable to catch the bird or locate its owner.

Report of a hit-and-run on West Loop Drive. Driver was found to be DUI.

March 12

Report of theft from a business in the 600 block of South Pioneer Way.

Report of a hit-and-run in a parking lot in the 900 block of North Stratford Road.

March 13

Report of a package stolen off a porch on West Knolls Vista Drive.

Report of theft from a business in the 1000 block of North Stratford Road. Subject concealed clothing items then paid for other items in the shopping cart and left. 

Report of a two-vehicle non-injury collision at South Pioneer Way and East Third Avenue.

Report of toys stolen from a business in the 1000 block of North Stratford Road.

Report of a subject using a knife to try to break into a claw machine at a business in the 900 block of North Stratford Road. The machine appeared to be undamaged and the subject was trespassed.