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Crime

For information regarding local and national criminal news, see our latest news stories below.

Updated 2 days, 1 hour ago

House bill would limit police; ML Chief Fuhr says it could harm more people

HB 1054 would place prohibitions on tactics and equipment used by peace officers when engaging with the public.

Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago
Police seek information on Thursday night shooting

Police are investigating a shooting Thursday night near Nelson Road and Balsam Street, in which a home was struck by gunfire.

Updated 3 days, 1 hour ago
Two arrested after armed robbery

Two Moses Lake residents were arrested Friday in connection with the robbery of a woman at gunpoint inside her apartment, according to police.

Updated 3 days, 1 hour ago
Accused criminal gang leader, drug trafficker sentenced to 20 years

An accused Grant County leader of a criminal street gang was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a number of drug trafficking charges, according to a press release from the ...

Updated 5 days, 1 hour ago
Man gets 57 months; lied about COVID-19

A Warden man who stole a vehicle and lied about testing positive for the coronavirus to be released from jail was sentenced last month to nearly five years in prison, according to court records.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
U.S. attorney collects record restitution, fines

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington announced Monday his office collected $61,950,459 in fiscal year 2020, of which $2,603,880 was restitution for crime victims and $59,346,578 was civil acti...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Grand Coulee man indicted following fire in Spokane

William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced Tuesday the indictment of Peter James Yeager, 45, of Grand Coulee, in connection with arson at the Teamsters Building in...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
90 days for man who tried strangling girlfriend

A 24-year-old Moses Lake man was sentenced to about three months in jail after pleading guilty to reportedly strangling his girlfriend and taking her phone as she tried to call 911, according to court documents.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Quincy man sentenced to 17 years for murder

A Quincy man was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this month to murdering a man whose body was found in August wrapped in garbage bags and hidden in the closet of his bedroom.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Moses Lake police search for man who robbed gas station at gunpoint

Moses Lake police continue to search for a man who allegedly robbed an area gas station convenience store and one of its customers at gunpoint Tuesday night.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Coroner concludes Beverly man was shot in the head

An autopsy by the Grant County Coroner concluded 36-year-old Yoni Samuel Aguilar died from a gunshot wound to the head, the sheriff’s office reported in a Wednesday statement on social media.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Spokane woman sentenced to 43 months for stealing truck

A Spokane woman was sentenced last week to just more than three and a half years (43 months) in state prison after pleading guilty to a Dec. 2 incident in which she was found in Beverly behind the wheel of a vehi...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Mattawa man arrested on kidnapping, harassment allegations

A Mattawa man was arrested late Sunday night after allegedly forcing his wife into his car against her will and threatening to kill her if she didn’t comply, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Federal fugitive arrested after brief chase cut short by spike strips

A Moses Lake man wanted on federal charges, who eluded authorities Friday, was arrested Monday morning in the Cascade Valley area after a brief car chase, wh...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Police search Moses Lake neighborhood for federal fugitive

Moses Lake Police officers and Grant County Sheriff’s deputies spent several hours Friday afternoon searching but failing to find a wanted federal fugitive. He remained uncaught Sunday evening.