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Police warn to lock belongings

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Coming off a high number of car prowls in the late summer and early fall, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant warned people to secure their valuables, before leaving for break. Tennant said most thefts result from leaving valuables visible in unlocked cars, breeding crimes of opportunity. While the...

Whitman County declines to charge USC player

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

The Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office declined to pursue charges against the University of Southern California football player who allegedly hit a student rushing the field after the Cougar upset of the Trojans in September. Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney Denis Tracy sent a letter Tuesday informin...

Teens plead not guilty in death of Pullman man

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

Two teenagers pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of 18-year-old Timothy Reeves in July. Matthew McKetta, 18, and Keagan Tennant, 17, face multiple felony charges in Latah County related to Reeves’ death. The death resulted from Tennant and Reeves allegedly playing a Russian-roulette style game while campi...

Possibility of gang violence investigated

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The Pullman Police Department is investigating the possibility that Halloween weekend’s shooting on Duncan Lane was gang-related. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the department is working with several other western Washington agencies on the investigation. Although they are looking into...

Former ice cream shop owner sentenced with sexual assault

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen news editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Dennis Cox, 59, former owner of Baskin-Robbins in Pullman, pled guilty to three charges of child sexual assault Friday. Cox was charged in July for child rape and molestation after the victim reported sexual abuse at Baskin-Robbins, his home and his cabin to the Pullman Police, the Evergreen previously...

Police recommend felony charges for USC player

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

WSU Police Department officially recommended that a USC football player who allegedly attacked a fan storming the field be charged with a felony. The recommendation for a second-degree assault charge against USC lineman Liam Jimmons, who was caught on video hitting a student as they rushed the field....

Research assistant charged for Halloween assault

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

A WSU student and research assistant in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering allegedly assaulted a woman at a bar Tuesday night. Pullman Police arrested Ahmed Yousef Ali Ben-Sahil after allegedly grabbing a woman’s crotch at Stubblefield’s Bar Tuesday night. The woman...

Athlete assault investigation continues

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, WSU Pullman campus

Pullman Police continue to investigate a University of Montana football player who was arrested for allegedly assaulting a WSU track and field athlete, causing him to be hospitalized in the early morning of Oct. 21. According to a police report, track and field thrower Bradley “Wyatt” Meyring,...

Two assaults reported during Halloweekend

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

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...

College Hill shooting victims released from hospital

College Hill shooting victims released from hospital

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The blood stains on the pavement are easy to miss. A person might walk right by it and not notice, likely distracted by the swarm of small bugs gathering in the air. Early Sunday morning, gunshots rang out on Duncan Lane, two houses from where partygoers were enjoying themselves. The bullets, which...

Two injured in shooting on Duncan Lane

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A suspect is at large after a shooting at a party near campus that resulted in two non-life threatening injuries early Sunday morning, according to a Pullman Police Department news release. At about 1:45 a.m., Pullman Police officers heard two gunshots on Duncan Lane as they were responding to a...

Shooting reported near campus

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

A shooting was reported early Sunday morning near campus. WSU alert sent out texts and calls informing students and community of a shooting on Duncan Lane just before 3 a.m. Sunday morning. An update provided information that the injuries sustained are non-life threatening. According to the WSU...