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Former WSU student charged with five counts of felony extortion

Former WSU student charged with five counts of felony extortion

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A former WSU student allegedly attempted to extort naked photos from dozens of women across four states. Kyle Gaumnitz, a 24-year-old, was charged Monday with five counts of felony extortion, with a sexual motivation in Whitman County Superior Court. Gaumnitz allegedly contacted over 27 female ...

Accidental fire Tuesday morning

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The Pullman Fire Department responded to a call concerning an accidental house fire at a couple’s residence Tuesday morning. The occupants of the house at 400 SE South Street, a husband and wife, were getting ready in the morning when they saw and smelled smoke, said Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Nuttman...

Bill requires DUI offenders to purchase new device

Bill requires DUI offenders to purchase new device

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, Moscow Community, News, Safety, Top-feature

First-time drunken driving offenders in Idaho are required to install an ignition interlock device, due to a bill effective since Jan. 1. Police Operations Commander Chris Tennant said the ignition interlock device is a civilian breathalyzer. If the person blows into the device with a certain alcohol...

WSU student arrested for alleged trespassing

WSU student arrested for alleged trespassing

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Safety

Taylor Berglund, a WSU student, was informally arrested on alleged criminal trespass in the first-degree and alleged malicious mischief in the third-degree charges at 8:35 p.m. on Saturday, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Berglund's former boyfriend called the Pullman Police Department with...

Alleged DUI, reckless driving cited to WSU student

Alleged DUI, reckless driving cited to WSU student

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Safety

Police arrested a WSU student for an alleged DUI, an unattended hit and run and reckless driving at 12:19 a.m. on Sunday. Alyssa Valdez, 19, allegedly hit three parked cars while trying to leave her driveway on Indiana Street, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Valdez then fled the scene...

Pullman winery inspected

Pullman winery inspected

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Top-feature

Pullman winery Merry Cellars is under investigation for alleged illegal gambling after a craps table and other gambling instruments were seized Jan. 28 by Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) agents. The presence of potential illegal gambling at a Pullman winery was first reported to the WSGC...

Reports of active shooter on CWU campus false alarm

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Safety, Showcase

“No confirmed shots, suspects, and no injuries reported,” Central Washington University Police tweeted last night at 7:27 p.m., two hours after warning students of an alleged active shooter on campus. CWU students received a campus-wide alert at 5:25 p.m. telling them to stay out of the area around...

Two men arrested at Walmart

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Safety

Jacob Johnson and Connor Williams were arrested for alleged theft in the third degree from Walmart at 8:39 p.m. Sunday night, said Chris Tennant, P.D. operations commander. 21-year-old Johnson allegedly tried to steal an oil diffuser by hiding it in his pocket, Tennant said. It has a value of $19.94. Tennant...

Fight at The ZZU leads to two arrests

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Crime, News

Pullman police officers pepper-sprayed and tased a WSU student to break up a fight outside The ZZU early Sunday morning, said Chris Tennant, Pullman Police Department operations commander. The fight reportedly started inside The ZZU on the dance floor over a woman, Tennant said, and was carried out...

Pullman car crash results in DUI

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

Police arrested a Pullman resident for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The arrest occurred after 21-year-old Connor Lacey crashed his car into a tree on Orchard Drive near North Fairway Lane, said Pullman Police Sergeant Jake Opgenorth. Opgenorth said...

Pullman residents voice concerns about safety

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins addressed concerns from community members about the death of Lauren McCluskey last night at the Police Advisory Committee meeting. Lauren McCluskey was a 21-year-old Pullman native murdered in October while attending the University of Utah. McCluskey expressed concerns fo...

Police, former WSU student settle for $500,000

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News

A former WSU student who alleged that two Pullman police officers used excessive force while taking him into protective custody in 2016 has accepted a $500,000 settlement from several Pullman police officers. According to the lawsuit, Kyle North, who is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, entered...

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