Monday, October 03, 2022


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Updated 1 day, 23 hours ago

“It just seemed like the right thing to do”

MOSES LAKE — Dave Ruffin does not teach his law enforcement students at the Columbia Basin Technical Skills Cent...

Updated 1 month ago
Police records for Aug. 31, 2022

Ephrata Police Department Aug. 22 Report of a vehicle prowl on E Street Southwest. Nothing was missing, but documents had been strewn around. Report...

Updated 1 month ago
Othello-area juvenile arrested

OTHELLO — An Othello-area juvenile has been booked into Martin Hall in Cheney on suspicion of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle after being arrested by Adams County Sheriff’s deput...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Seven arrested in Grant Co. for sex abuse

GRANT COUNTY — The Washington State Patrol announced Thursday the arrest of seven men in Grant County in a major operation involving the sexual abuse and exp...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Gorge weapons suspect out on bond

EPHRATA - A press release by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon gave an update on the suspect involved in what GCSO initially thought might be a plan to commit a mass shooting at the Gorge Amphit...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Wapato man receives 50-year sentence for three homicides

SPOKANE — A Wapato man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to three counts of second-degree murder on Yakama tribal land has been sentenced to 50 years in f...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Former GCSO chief deputy sworn in as MLPD officer

MOSES LAKE — There was a familiar face at the Tuesday meeting of the Moses Lake City Council as former Grant County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Darrik Greg...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Police records for Aug. 24, 2022

A summary of first responder calls from local law enforcement agencies.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
GCSO busy with gun-related incidents at entertainment venues

GRANT COUNTY - The Grant County Sheriff’s Office released two press releases Saturday detailing two situations that involved guns at two popular locations in...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Soap Lake sees two fires Thursday evening

SOAP LAKE - Two fires broke out Thursday evening in Soap Lake. “Both are definitely suspicious,” Grant County Fire District 7 Chief Kirk Sheppard said. ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Five hurt in rollover near Othello

OTHELLO — Five people were injured in a single-vehicle accident near Othello Wednesday. Aleyssa J. Hernandez, 21, of Othello was driving westbound on state Route 24 southwest of Othello in a 2014 Honda Accord wh...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Soap Lake man arrested on outstanding warrants

SOAP LAKE — In a joint effort, the Soap Lake Police Department and Grant County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30-year-old James Ghent of Soap Lake on outstanding felony warrants Wednesday morning, according to a pres...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
GCSO officers give theft victims new bikes

MOSES LAKE - A Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy headed an effort to raise money to gift two new electric bikes to a family who had theirs stolen, according to a...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Spokane man sentenced for COVID-19 relief fraud

SPOKANE — A Spokane man has been sentenced to five years probation for COVID-19 relief fraud, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern Washington. Roshon Edward Thomas, 42, was ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MLPD raises money to help people in need

MOSES LAKE — If you were expecting Moses Lake Police Department officers in shorts and tank tops with sponges and buckets washing cars, well, it wasn’t that ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
DOC to examine women’s prison practices

TUMWATER — The Washington State Department of Corrections has been handed an evaluation of the needs of the newly-created Women’s Prison Division, according to a press release from the DOC. The study, called t...