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Pullman Police faces issues with staffing shortages

Pullman Police faces issues with staffing shortages

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Former WSU employee sentenced after facing minor pornography charges

Former WSU employee sentenced after facing minor pornography charges

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the original post, this article contained an affidavit of probable cause that contained personal information about Robert Long, including his home address. In the interest of minimizing harm to those involved with the case, we have removed the document containing that information. This headline has...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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...

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