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Crime

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

Updated 4 hours, 18 minutes ago

Next stage of Grant Co. Jail construction to begin in May

EPHRATA — People driving by the site of the new Grant County Jail will start seeing progress soon.

Updated 13 hours, 25 minutes ago
WA law enforcement org weights in on pursuit law changes

(The Center Square) – In less than two months, law enforcement agencies across Washington state will have a less restrictive set of rules when it comes to vehi…

Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago
Ephrata man arrested in apparent road rage incident

EPHRATA — A man was arrested Friday evening for pulling a gun on a motorist in Ephrata, according to a statement from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago
Area leaders assemble to address opoid epidemic

DESERT AIRE – Leaders from around the Columbia Basin gathered at the Wanapum Heritage Center Thursday to discuss the ongoing battle against Fentanyl – a synthe…

Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago
WA Supreme Court to hear arguments in magazine capacity case

(The Center Square) - The owner of the Kelso gun shop behind the legal challenge to the state’s ban on "high-capacity" magazines says business was brisk for a …

Updated 6 days, 13 hours ago
Benton Sheriff asks for help identifying victims in sex assault case

KENNEWICK – In a Tuesday announcement, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying additional victims of Jose Marce…

Updated 1 week ago
Grant Co. accepts $155.5 million price for new jail

EPHRATA — Grant County Commissioners have decided to accept a “guaranteed maximum price” of about $155.55 million for the new Grant County Jail. Marc Seeberger…

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
News Bites for April 9, 2024

EPHRATA — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office issued a reminder Sunday for residents not to swim or play in irrigation canals, which have begun to fill up for th…

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Behavioral health, drug use among biggest Grant health concerns

MOSES LAKE — About 88% of participants said mental and behavioral health services as one of the biggest health challenges in Grant County. Another was drug use…

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Bills combating fentanyl, opioid addiction in Washington state made law

OLYMPIA/(The Center Square) – Washington state now has more tools to deal with fentanyl addiction in the form of a pair of bills sponsored by Rep. Gina Mosbruc…

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Police logs for April 5, 2024

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 …

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Distracted driving emphasis patrols continuing through April 8

OLYMPIA — Law enforcement agencies across the state will be conducting emphasis patrols focusing on distracted driving through April 8, according to a press release from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Law enforcement records for March 29, 2024

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 21 Report of a two-vehic…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Two arrested, two sought in Adams County crime spree

RITZVILLE - Adams County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two people and are searching for two more in connection with a series of crimes, according to a statement from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Moses Lake man arrested in child porn investigation

MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges, according to a statement from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.