Monday, March 20, 2023


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

Updated 1 day, 17 hours ago

Two men arrested in connection with stolen lawnmower

SOAP LAKE — Two Moses Lake men were arrested on suspicion of second-degree vehicle prowling, second-degree theft...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Bill would make WA clergy mandatory reporters of abuse

OLYMPIA — A bill currently making its way through the Washington State Legislature would require clergy to report child abuse, neglect or sexual abuse to the...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Burglary suspect nabbed via footprints in snow

SOAP LAKE — Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man Monday morning for a burglary near Soap Lake...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Search warrant served, Othello man, woman arrested

OTHELLO — An Othello man was arrested for burglary and theft, and an Othello woman was arrested on outstanding warrants, following the search of a home on Ba...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Law enforcement logs for March 2

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 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Twins arrested in catalytic converter theft

MOSES LAKE — A pair of twin brothers are in the Grant County Jail after being spotted stealing a catalytic converter, according to a statement from the Moses...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Work zone cameras bill passes WA Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill to authorize the use of speed safety cameras in state highway work zones passed the Washington Senate Wednesday. “Folks working on our st...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Domestic violence bills look to improve victim safety

Victims of domestic violence will get more protection under a package of bills now moving through the state Legislature...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Meeting will determine what’s required to reopen Adams Co. Jail

RITZVILLE — What it will take to reopen the Adams County Jail, and how to make plans for the jail’s future, was the subject of an hour-long discussion at the...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Moses Lake woman jailed following damage to courthouse

EPHRATA — A Moses Lake woman is in jail after inflicting damage on the Grant County Courthouse in the wee hours of Friday morning.

Updated 1 month ago
Law enforcement logs for Feb. 16

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

Updated 1 month ago
New blood alcohol limit law clears WA Senate committee

OLYMPIA - Ashley Bonus said she began her fight against impaired driving after her sister, Stacy Gammons-Ankerfelt, died in an accident in 2012. Now, she wan...

Updated 1 month ago
Ecology fines Coulee City ranch for wetlands damage

COULEE CITY — The Washington State Department of Ecology has fined a Coulee City-area rancher nearly $268,000 for illegally damaging about two-dozen alkali w...

Updated 1 month ago
ACSO personnel recognized for outstanding service

RITZVILLE — Deputies and staff at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office recognized their fellow employees for outstanding effort in 2022 at the ACSO awards dinne...

Updated 1 month ago
Cannabis-related bills work through Wash. legislature

OLYMPIA — Monday was a big day for cannabis-related bills working their way through the Washington House and Senate. Several bills had public hearings and ex...

Updated 1 month ago
Bill to ‘fix’ Blake decision passes Wash. Senate committee

OLYMPIA - A substitute bill to mend Washington’s drug possession law has passed the Senate Committee on Law and Justice Thursday...