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Unusual crime reports mark first weekend of fall semester

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

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The end of “syllabus week” in Pullman saw several unusual crimes reported to the Pullman Police Department.

Patrick J. Sanderlin, 18, of Kirkland, Washington, was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple charges stemming from him bringing a handgun to a party. Opgenorth said that the arrest occurred after Sanderlin caused a disturbance at the event.

“Patrick was seen removing and replacing a handgun in his waist band at a party,” Opgenorth said.

Following his removal from the party, police saw Sanderlin holding a handgun at an intersection in the College Hill neighborhood. Police then tackled and arrested Sanderlin after he refused to obey police commands, Opgenorth said. Samerlin was charged with brandishing weapons capable of harm, minor in possession of a handgun, public intoxication, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and underage possession of marijuana.

Additional crimes over the weekend included a break-in in the College Hill neighborhood near campus. A man that appeared to be intoxicated broke down a door and proceeded to fall asleep on the resident’s couch. There are no leads or suspects at this time, Pullman Police Detective Sergeant Jake Opgenorth said.

The alarm was triggered at Bud Hut on Highway 270 outside of Pullman on Friday evening. Officers responded but did not find anyone inside the business and reported that there were no signs of any disruption, Opgenorth said.

Police were informed of three men in a silver Infiniti threatening to shoot people with a handgun in the Jack-In-The-Box parking lot on Stadium Way. The suspects had left by the time police arrived, Opgenorth said.

An attempted burglary of Heros N Sports was reported Thursday morning.

Pieces of wood were removed from the bottom portion of the back doorway of the business, said Penni Reavis, Pullman Police Support Services manager.

The suspect did not gain entry to the building and nothing was missing, Owner John McCabe said.

Pullman Police said that there are currently no known details or leads on a possible suspect for the crime.

About the Writer
IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

Ian Smay is a senior journalism & media production major, with an emphasis in broadcast news, from Dayton, Washington. He is also minoring in criminal...

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