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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...

Counterfeit dollar bills found in Pullman

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

January 10, 2019


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

Several cases of counterfeited dollar bills currently circulate the Pullman area, said Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant. There have been six cases of $20, $50 and $100 bills reported as counterfeit in the last three months, he said. Only one bill was included in each case. “This is not a wide...

Student sentenced for rape

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Antonio Abonza, a WSU student, was sentenced to one year in confinement on Wednesday for the rape of a woman in her Pullman apartment on April 14. Whitman County Superior Court Judge Gary Libey sentenced the 23-year-old after a conviction of 3rd degree felony rape by a jury last month. He will also ...

WSU student convicted of rape by jury

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen assistant news editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A jury found a 23-year-old WSU student guilty of third-degree rape after deliberating for an hour at the Whitman County Superior Court on Monday. Antonio Abonza was found guilty of a rape which occurred on April 14, according to a Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office press release. Evidence p...

Pullman PD officer charged with custodial sexual misconduct resigns

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

Dan Hargraves, the Pullman Police Department sergeant facing a charge of custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree, resigned from the department Monday. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins announced Hargraves’ resignation in a news release Thursday. Jenkins also said in the release that Hargraves...

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