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Car pursuit, chase on foot leads to arrest

Car pursuit, chase on foot leads to arrest

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2020

A high-speed pursuit involving an armed Idaho man ended peacefully in Pullman Wednesday evening. Deputies from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office received a vandalism complaint around 7:30 p.m. at Nisqually John Landing on Wawawai Road, according to a press release from the Whitman County She...

Pullman first responders prepare for COVID-19

Pullman first responders prepare for COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Pullman Fire, Pullman Police and WSU Police are practicing new protocols and following guidelines that include social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Pullman Fire Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said firefighters are carrying gloves, masks and eye protection. They also sometimes carry...

Committee introduces new officers

Committee introduces new officers

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 10, 2020

Four recently hired Pullman Police Department officers were introduced to the Pullman Police Advisory Committee on Monday.  Officers Breauna Banks, Jared Haulk, Luv St. Andre and Holden Humphrey appeared before the committee during the its monthly meeting at City Hall.  “These four offic...

Shot K9 returns to Moses Lake with honor procession

Shot K9 returns to Moses Lake with honor procession

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 4, 2020

A 25-car escort waited to take Chief, Moses Lake K9 police dog, home this morning around 10:30 a.m. after he was released from WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Chief was shot in his left eye on Friday night while pursuing a felony robbery suspect, said Charlie Powell, public information officer for...

Graffiti tag appears downtown again

Graffiti tag appears downtown again

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

February 19, 2020

The second appearance of a graffiti tag containing the word “SULK” was cleaned up in Pullman. The most recent tag was on the West-facing wall of the Combine Mall building on Main Street. It appeared on Feb. 5. Pullman Police Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said the perpetrator — or perpetrators ...

Sociologists examine rural justice systems

Sociologists examine rural justice systems

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

WSU sociologists are examining ways to reduce rising incarceration rates in rural areas as a part of grant-funded research project.  Sociology professor Jennifer Schwartz and associate professor Jennifer Sherman will speak to people working in rural jails, law enforcement and other parts of rura...

Letter to the editor: Remove biased story

EVERGREEN CONTRIBUTORS

February 3, 2020

Dear Editor: We, undersigned community members, believe the article “Musician facing felony charges” published Friday was recklessly biased. The story’s details come from a single plaintiff and portray Matthew Donald, a black man, as a sadistic offender. Matt says he will plead not guil...

Musician facing felony charges

Musician facing felony charges

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2020

A local musician is being charged with assault in the second degree by the Superior Court of Whitman County. He is scheduled to appear at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 7 in court for a preliminary appearance.  Matthew Donald, 29, is facing a Class B felony for an incident of domestic violence which occ...

County jail sees nearly 300 repeat offenders

County jail sees nearly 300 repeat offenders

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen crime reporter

January 24, 2020

The Whitman County Jail commander reported about 175 county residents were booked in jail more than once in 2018. The number of repeat offenders can cause taxes to rise for Whitman County residents. Whitman County Jail Commander Scotty Anderson said about 261 individuals who are considered repeat...

Whitman County Undersheriff charged

Whitman County Undersheriff charged

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen crime reporter

January 23, 2020

The Whitman County Undersheriff was charged with assault in the second degree by the Whitman County Superior Court on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m. Asotin County Prosecutor Ben Nichols said Whitman County Undersheriff Ronald Rockness pleaded not guilty to the Class...

DARE graduation prompts talks about opioid use in Pullman

DARE graduation prompts talks about opioid use in Pullman

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Around 190 fifth graders graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program Jan. 15 at Pullman High School. During a Pullman City Council meeting on Dec. 10, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the number of heroin cases investigated and the amount of opioid grams seized by the polic...

Coroner releases WSU student’s official cause of death

Coroner releases WSU student’s official cause of death

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

December 23, 2019

The Whitman County Coroner completed the investigation on Dec. 23 into the cause of death of a WSU student who died in November. According to a press release issued today by Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers,  Samuel Martinez’s official cause of death was acute alcohol intoxication.  Martinez,...

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