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Former WSU athlete appears in court

Former WSU athlete appears in court

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2019

A former WSU football player appeared in court Aug. 30 after a warrant for his arrest was issued Aug. 6. Christian Haangana, 21, was arrested in April and formally charged with malicious mischief in the third degree, which is a gross misdemeanor. According to an order quashing bench warrant from the Whitman County District Court, Haangana w...

Pullman police use drones to monitor crime

Pullman police use drones to monitor crime

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 2019

The Pullman Police Department has adopted a new technology system to help fight crime. Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the initiative began three years ago and by the summer of 2017, the department had a budget of $10,000, which they used to purchase four new drones. Pullman police will use DJI ...

Police see dramatic rise in calls as students come back

Police see dramatic rise in calls as students come back

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

August 29, 2019

The number of police calls has more than doubled since the summer with the start of the new semester. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the total number of calls during a weekend in the summer averaged between 60 to 70. The number of calls increased to 125 during Aug. 16 to 18. During the weekend...

Black residents nearly five times as likely to be arrested by WSU PD

Black residents nearly five times as likely to be arrested by WSU PD

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2019

In the last year, 12.5 percent of people the WSU Police Department arrested were black, while 2.7 percent of Pullman’s population is black. These calculations were based on arrest records from May 2018 to May 2019 and U.S. Census Bureau population estimates from July 2018. Roughly 2.5 percent of black residents were arrested by WSU PD, while 0.6 percent of white residents ...

Warrant issued for former WSU football player

Warrant issued for former WSU football player

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2019

The Pullman Police Department arrested former WSU football player Christian Haangana in April on vandalism charges along with two other WSU athletes: football player Fa’avae Fa’avae and soccer player Kapuamakamaemalamaonalani “Makamae” Gomera-Stevens. According to a police report filed by resp...

Local man arrested after 13-hour police stalemate

Local man arrested after 13-hour police stalemate

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2019

A Pullman resident was arrested for harassment after a 13-hour stalemate with the police. According to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Listing website, 36-year old Brian Edwards is currently being held without bail in Whitman County Jail for making threats of violence. Pullman Police...

Man charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse

Man charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

August 21, 2019

A Moscow resident has been charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse of a child following his arrest on Aug. 8 after a warrant was issued on Aug. 6. According to a criminal complaint issued by the state of Idaho, 38-year-old Jonathan Davis allegedly committed two acts of child sexual abuse between...

Man pleads guilty to two Class A felonies

Man pleads guilty to two Class A felonies

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2019

A 40-year old man was convicted of two Class A felonies on June 28 after taking a plea agreement on April 19. Jose Luis Perez-Morales was charged with second-degree rape and first-degree child molestation and will serve 136 months to life. Dan LeBeau, Whitman County Chief Deputy Prosecutor, said Perez-Morales...

Man faces to serve nine months in jail following plea deal

Man faces to serve nine months in jail following plea deal

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

June 18, 2019

A former WSU Vancouver student continues to serve jail time after he was found guilty by a jury in March, according to a previous article by The Daily Evergreen. 23-year old Thomas Culhane pleaded guilty on June 6 to lesser charges of second-degree assault with the intent to commit rape. Dan LeBeau, Whitma...

Teen arrested for arson, awaiting court hearing

Teen arrested for arson, awaiting court hearing

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2019

Police arrested a teenage girl Friday on multiple charges including first degree arson/domestic violence and two charges of first degree animal cruelty. A fire occurred around 10 a.m. on May 21 at 1155 SE Professional Mall Boulevard Unit #306 and two animals died in the fire. Pullman Police Cmdr....

Man released today for allegedly threatening pedestrian with firearm

Man released today for allegedly threatening pedestrian with firearm

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 28, 2019

A Pullman resident facing first-degree assault charges was released from Whitman County jail today on bail. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the alleged incident occurred at 2 a.m. Saturday morning. “A pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk and a vehicle on [Grand Ave] came up and was...

Bomb scare reports in Pullman and Moscow

Bomb scare reports in Pullman and Moscow

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 9, 2019

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...

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