Two assaults reported during Halloweekend

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

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Halloween weekend saw an influx of people in Pullman, and an increase in activity followed for the Pullman Police Department.

While police did have to respond to a number of calls, they did not have to deal with as many issues as expected over Halloweekend, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said.

“Actually, other than the Duncan Lane incident, it was a fairly quiet weekend,” he said.

A WSU Alert was released when two King County men were shot outside a house party on Duncan Lane near campus.

In a separate incident, police arrested a 21-year-old man Friday night after he lied to officers about his identity. He initially identified himself as a minor before police confirmed this was false.

Officers found what they believed to be cocaine in his pocket, and he was charged with making false and misleading statements and possession of a controlled substance. The latter charge is dependent on pending lab results.

A 22-year-old Kirkland man was transported to the hospital due to a cut on his forehead. The man was reportedly involved in a fistfight at Stubblefields. The fight is not being investigated, Tennant said.

Another possible assault at Stubblefields is being investigated. An unidentified 27-year-old man told police he was hit in the face by a woman. Police will view the bar’s security camera footage to try to identify the woman in question, Tennant said.

Pullman police arrested a 21-year-old on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of possession of marijuana in Yakima County. Officers initially stopped the man for an open container, before discovering the open warrant for his arrest, Tennant said.

A third assault at Stubblefield’s occurred Saturday night, when a 24-year-old woman allegedly assaulted a staff member. While no criminal investigation was requested, Tennant said the woman has been banned from the establishment.

Stubblefield’s could not be reached for comment on the three reported incidents at the bar this past weekend.

Reporting by Ian Smay