Tuesday, May 30, 2023


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

Updated 4 days, 21 hours ago

News Bites for May 26

MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man was booked into the Grant County Jail Tuesday on suspicion of vehicular assault an...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
News Bites for May 22

The news bites below were provided in statements by the associated law enforcement agencies. Any suspects mentioned are innocent until proven guilty in a cou...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
News Bites for May 19

The information for the news briefs below were gathered from statements made by the agencies indicated.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Making connections

OTHELLO - Othello Police Department SRO Sgt. Aaron Garza speaks with kindergarten students at Lutacaga Dual Language Elementary in Othello about law enforcem...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Law enforcement logs for May 18

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 o...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Trujillo promoted to Quincy PD captain

QUINCY — Jorge Trujillo, a 15-year veteran of the Quincy Police Department, was sworn in as the QPD captain during Quincy’s regular city council meeting Tues...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Wahluke student arrested after alleged threats against teacher

MATTAWA — A Wahluke School District middle-schooler was taken into custody on Monday after the student allegedly posted an online threat against a teacher, a...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Tactical response team to tour Ephrata High School

EPHRATA — The Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team will tour Ephrata High School on Wednesday afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. as part of the team’s ongoi...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Washington lawmakers pass, Inslee signs Blake fix

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed into law a bill that keeps illegal drugs illegal but focuses state and local efforts and resources on treatment a...

Updated 2 weeks ago
News bites for May 16

Below are a collection of announcements from first responder agencies that serve the Columbia Basin. These reports are based on press releases and media stat...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
First responder news bites

The news bites below are based upon statement from area first response organizations.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Capturing savings

EPHRATA — Grant County officials and contractors working on the construction of a new Grant County Jail will meet next week for what Grant County Central Ser...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Parking problems

MOSES LAKE — The city of Moses Lake does not need to have a permanent parking place for RVs and other vehicles used as residences in order to enforce city pa...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Rehaume selected as interim Othello police chief

OTHELLO — Othello Police Department Assistant Chief David Rehaume has been named as the interim chief while city officials conduct a search for a permanent r...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Washington AG’s office, DSHS fined for evidence withholding

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state attorney general’s office and Department of Social and Health Services have been fined $200,000 — and could pay hundreds of thousands more in legal fees — for what a judge call...