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Police warn residents to lock homes before leaving town to prevent break-ins

Police officers are doing extra patrols this winter to prevent possible burglaries.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

The Pullman Police Department and WSU PD recommend students lock their windows, hide their valuables, and ask a neighbor to collect their mail and shovel their walkway before leaving town. Burglars...

Employees allege COVID-19 safety, labor law violations at Pullman Domino’s

Pullman Domino’s Pizza customers have complained about lack of mask use by employees. Customers not wearing masks are still offered service. An employee alleged that managerial staff knowingly disregards COVID mandates.
JAYCE CARRAL and EMMA LEDBETTER December 3, 2020

Editor's note: Some sources in this story elected to use pseudonyms in order to protect their anonymity and prevent retaliation. These sources are designated by an asterisk (*). Pullman Domino’s Pizza...

ASWSU Senators announce upcoming projects

ASWSU will recreate the multicultural council, said Jenna Fitzgerald, ASWSU director of diversity and inclusion.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

ASWSU senators heard presentations about upcoming projects, including plans for a Students of Color Coalition, which will be formed between ASWSU, several student organizations from WSU and other...

Pullman Police Department restricts overnight parking on College Hill

Overnight parking is restricted from 2-9 a.m. on some streets across College Hill.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2020

Overnight parking on College Hill will be restricted between 2-9 a.m. over fall and winter breaks. Pullman maintenance and operations crews will conduct cleaning, road maintenance, snow and ice removal,...

Family, friends of Sam Martinez commemorate his life one year after death

Sam Martinez was a 19-year-old WSU student. He was empathetic and loyal to those he knew.
EMMA LEDBETTER and LOREN NEGRON November 12, 2020

Fall is a difficult season for Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez. On Oct. 3, they celebrated their son Sam Martinez’s 20th birthday, and today marks the first anniversary of his death. “Our family...

Pullman PD prohibits WSU football fans from tailgating, attending games in person

Football fan are not allowed to tailgate, according to a Pullman Police press release.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

The Pullman Police Department is asking WSU football fans to be responsible and support the team from their homes. No spectators are allowed in Martin Stadium and tailgating is prohibited, according...

Revocation of former Pullman sergeant’s certification is ‘entirely appropriate,’ police chief says

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said Jerry Daniel Hargraves' certification was revoked by the Criminal Justice Training Commission.
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor November 3, 2020

Former Pullman Police Sgt. Jerry Daniel Hargraves will never be able to serve as a police officer in Washington after his peace officer certification was revoked by the state.  Hargraves was arrested...

Pullman PD advises people to consider community safety during Halloween

Individuals should find alternative activities for Halloween to keep themselves and others safe from COVID-19 exposure.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2020

The Pullman Police Department is recommending people celebrate Halloween at home and engage in safety precautions to protect themselves against contracting COVID-19 if they decide to go trick-or-treating. Individuals...

Police identify person of interest following series of thefts in town

The thefts are all similar to each other. The passenger window is broken into, and if there is a purse, wallet or any other valuable item in the car, it is taken. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2020

The Pullman Police Department identified a person of interest following several incidents of items being stolen from cars, including wallets and other personal items.  “We have a person of interest...

Violence against women with disabilities is not romantic, speaker says

Women with disabilities experience high rates of personal violence, said Stephanie Woodward, a crime victim attorney.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2020

The Coalition for Women Students hosted an event featuring Stephanie Woodward to discuss the increased adversity people with disabilities face daily during the pandemic.  Woodward is a crime victim...

Stalking incidents on campus increased, according to annual clery report

The Clery report found that eleven stalking incidents were committed on campus housing, an increase from the two incidents reported in 2018. 
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 18, 2020

Officials in charge of compiling the annual WSU Clery report found an 84 percent increase of reported stalking incidents in 2019 on WSU property and a 550 percent increase of incidents on on-campus residences. Universities...

Officer not punished for ‘inappropriate’ advice

Kamie Ethridge coaches the WSU women’s basketball team on Feb. 2, 2020. A police officer fined Ethridge $150 for a gathering without masks or social distancing in her driveway. The officer said it is best to keep gatherings “out of sight, out of mind.”
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

The Pullman Police Department decided to not discipline an officer who suggested people stay “out of sight, out of mind” during a large gathering that occurred last month on a WSU coach’s property. Officer...

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