Wednesday, August 10, 2022


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Updated 14 hours, 26 minutes ago

GCSO seeks public's aid in finding missing Othello-area man

OTHELLO — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding an Othello-area man who has been missi...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Royal City OKs funds for police car, park survey

ROYAL CITY — The Royal City City Council Tuesday evening considered buying a patrol car from the Soap Lake Police Department to fill a need identified by Roy...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Othello man arrested for assault

OTHELLO - An Othello man was booked into the Adams County Jail Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree assault following an incident in the 2100 block of West Moon Street south of Othello Monday night...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Othello pair suspected in robbery, assault case

OTHELLO — An Othello-area man is being sought in connection with an assault and robbery early Monday morning near Othello. An Othello woman was booked into the Adams County Jail on charges connected to the same c...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Othello PD identifies graffiti suspect

OTHELLO - In a July 18 press release, the Othello Police Department announced they had arrested an individual involved in vandalism.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Othello man injured in Mesa collision

MESA — Charges of DUI are pending against an Othello man after he rolled his car about 10 miles north of Mesa on Sunday afternoon. Narciso Gomez Sanchez, 53, was driving south on State Route 17 at about 4 p.m. S...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Q&A with Grant County Superior Court judge candidates

GRANT COUNTY - Melissa Chlarson and Anna Gigliotti are in the running for the position of Grant County Superior Court judge. Each candidate was presented wit...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Urban growth area application slows Grant County Jail project

EPHRATA — County officials are working on the application needed to add the site of the new Grant County Jail into the city of Ephrata’s urban growth area. I...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Former GCSO officers file $10 million in claims against county

EPHRATA — A pair of former Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputies are seeking $10 million in damages from Grant County, alleging officials with the GCSO — in...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Grant Co. Commissioners Court approves sale of bonds for jail project

EPHRATA — Grant County Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing the issue of up to $90 million in limited tax general obligation bonds to pay ...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Q&A with Adams County Sheriff candidates

ADAMS COUNTY - The race for Adams County Sheriff attracted two candidates, incumbent Dale Wagner and Matthew Carlson, currently an officer with the Ritzville...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Law enforcement logs: July 15, 2022

COLUMBIA BASIN - The information below was provided by the respective law enforcement agencies, as noted. All suspects are considered innocent until proven g...

Updated 1 month ago
Stratford Road closed after shooting, chase

MOSES LAKE — A portion of Stratford Road and Road 7 NE north of Moses Lake were closed Sunday afternoon following an exchange of gunfire between Grant County Sheriff’s deputies and a man wanted in connection with...

Updated 1 month ago
Rectenwald sworn in as interim Grant Co. sheriff

EPHRATA - Now former undersheriff Ryan Rectenwald was sworn in as interim sheriff for Grant County July 5 by Judge Tyson Hill. Rectenwald takes over the depa...

Updated 1 month ago
Ephrata woman injured in Quincy-area collision

QUINCY — An Ephrata woman was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after the car in which she was a passenger ran into the back of a semi-truck about five miles west of Quincy about 4 p.m. Tuesday....

Updated 1 month ago
QPD close to full strength after Diaz sworn in

QUINCY — Jessica Diaz was sworn in as the newest Quincy Police Department officer during the regular Quincy City Council meeting Tuesday. Diaz was sworn in b...