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Bomb scare reports in Pullman and Moscow

Bomb scare reports in Pullman and Moscow

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 9, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Safety, Top-feature

Three possible bombs in the Pullman and Moscow area were reported to local police within the last two weeks. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said a pedestrian called police around 8 a.m. Sunday and reported seeing a suspicious device at City Playfield park. “There’s a series of three field...

Laser arena fire caused by suspected arson

Laser arena fire caused by suspected arson

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

Pullman police have begun a criminal investigation into a blaze that caused heavy damage to a Pullman business early Sunday morning. Fire investigators found evidence of vandalism and concluded that the fire originated in multiple parts of the building, according to a news release. An investigation...

Possible bomb discovered at Pullman City Playfields

Possible bomb discovered at Pullman City Playfields

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

An apparent pipe bomb was discovered at the Pullman City Playfields around 8 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a press release by the Pullman Police Department. “Officers located what appeared to be a ‘pipe bomb’ like device placed next to electrical panels on the west side of the Playfields...

New law will require sexual assault kits to be tested faster

New law will require sexual assault kits to be tested faster

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a Washington House Bill aimed to eliminate the backlog of sexual assault kits in the state. Tina Orwall, Washington state representative from the 33rd legislative district, said she began eliminating the backlog in 2014. “I had been touring evidence rooms, and...

Three WSU athletes arrested on felony vandalism charges

Three WSU athletes arrested on felony vandalism charges

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

After allegedly jumping on and damaging two cars, three WSU athletes were arrested on suspected felony vandalism charges. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the alleged incident was reported by witnesses at 1:14 a.m. Saturday at Cougar Ridge Apartments. He said the witnesses of the alleged i...

Pullman man faces four felony charges

Pullman man faces four felony charges

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 20, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News

A 23-year-old Pullman resident was arrested Thursday after detectives from the Quad Cities Drug Task Force found cocaine and other drug paraphernalia in his house, according to a press release from the task force. Francisco J. Torres Jr. is facing three felony counts of delivery of a controlled s...

Cowlitz County deputy dies in roadside shooting

Cowlitz County deputy dies in roadside shooting

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Showcase

A Cowlitz County deputy died after he was shot Saturday night. Deputy Justin DeRosier was dispatched to investigate a disabled vehicle on Fallert Road because it was blocking a roadway, according to a press release from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. He was shot shortly after he arrived. Re...

Bud Hut manager arrested for alleged involvement in robbery

Bud Hut manager arrested for alleged involvement in robbery

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Whitman County investigators arrested Bud Hut Manager Jeremy West on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the robbery of the dispensary Monday morning. West is being held on a Whitman County warrant for first-degree theft charges in the Latah County Jail, according to a press release from the Whitman...

Pullman Police faces issues with staffing shortages

Pullman Police faces issues with staffing shortages

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The Pullman Police Department faces an under-staffed department as some officers have left because of personal reasons, like retirement. “We’re authorized 33 positions, and we’re currently down nine,” Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Tennant said the lack of employed officers came...

Task force addresses regional drug issues

Task force addresses regional drug issues

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

The Quad Cities Drug Task Force presented to the Pullman Police Advisory Committee about past drug cases and what the task force does. Brock Germer, Pullman police officer and task force member, said their members are from agencies in Pullman and towns in Idaho that include Lewiston, Clarkston and...

Charges filed against Atom Heart Music employee

Charges filed against Atom Heart Music employee

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Charges of assault in the fourth degree with sexual motivation have been filed against an Atom Heart Music employee. The possible victim reported the employee, Victor Hudak, touched her inappropriately several times, according to a Pullman Police Department (PPD) press release. She also reported ...

City police recognized for drone program

City police recognized for drone program

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Top-feature

The Alliance for Innovation will award the Pullman Police Department for its use of drones in local government initiatives, community outreach and welfare projects. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award recognizes the department’s...

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