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Police urge residents to ignore scam phone call

From staff reports

March 27, 2014

A scam phone call requesting money on behalf of the IRS was reported yesterday to the WSU Police Department.The male caller stated there was a mistake in one's tax refunds in past years and money was owed to the IRS, according to a post on the department's Facebook page. The caller requests that money be ...

Spring break in Pullman: quiet, but not too quiet

From staff reports

March 25, 2014

Pullman police responded to a series of incidents during spring break that included a fire, burglaries and reports of mailbox tossing.“Call volume was down to about half over break, which is nice,” Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said.Two men were arrested March 18 after they allegedly ripped aluminum mailbox...

WSU cornerback arrested again

From staff reports

March 12, 2014

WSU cornerback Daquawn Brown was arrested for the second time in a 30-day period after he allegedly assaulted a man and woman during an argument at a charity dancing event March 1 in the CUB.Police and paramedics responded on the night of the WSU Dance-A-Thon to the report of an injured person. The woman suffere...

WSU football player arrested for grocery theft

From staff reports

March 10, 2014

WSU defensive tackle Austin Brown was arrested Friday night for stealing a cart of merchandise from the Walmart on Bishop Boulevard.Walmart reported the incident shortly after it occurred. Surveillance footage revealed Brown leaving the store after neglecting to pay for the goods, which were valued at $...

Woman arrested for assault on her mother

From staff reports

March 10, 2014

A 29-year-old Pullman woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after she allegedly bit and strangled her 51-year-old mother on Northwood Drive.Kristen C. Beck was charged with second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment and interference with reporting domestic violence. Police were alerted to her mother...

Man arrested by SWAT aided by Chief Joseph resident


March 6, 2014

The two men arrested in the standoff ended by Whitman County SWAT yesterday morning were apprehended in different locations at the complex.According to Assistant Chief Steve Hansen, WSU police tried to pull over a car that was speeding. The driver, a 17-year-old, fled into Chief Joseph Village univer...

SWAT end standoff at Chief Joseph Village

BY MATTHEW BRUNSTETTER | Evergreen reporter

March 5, 2014

Whitman County SWAT provided assistance to end a standoff in Chief Joseph Village university housing early Tuesday morning.WSU Police Department Assistant Chief Steve Hansen said WSU police tried to pull over a car that was speeding. The driver pulled into Chief Joseph, and then the suspects got out of t...

Former administrator sentenced 20 months for child molestation

From staff reports

March 3, 2014

COLFAX – A former WSU administrator received a 20-month prison sentence last week in Whitman County Superior Court.Judson Preece, 49, of Pullman, was arrested last August after he admitted to police he inappropriately touched and kissed a 13-year-old girl. A second victim less than 12 years old reported...

Camera smasher doesn’t play well with others

From staff reports

February 25, 2014

A Pullman woman was arrested yesterday after she allegedly trespassed on her neighbors' property and smashed a surveillance camera they installed to keep an eye on her.Tara L. Line, 27, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree malicious mischief at about 1 a.m. after her n...

Playstation, telephones stolen from Spaulding Street residence

From staff reports

February 25, 2014

Police responded to a report of a burglary Sunday night on the 300 block of Northeast Spaulding Street.Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the burglar or burglars most likely entered through an unlocked door.Missing from the residence were two telephones, a Playstation console, and a copy of Call ...

Man arrives at hospital wth broken face, blames attacker

From staff reports

February 25, 2014

A man arrived at Pullman Regional Hospital Sunday evening saying the fractures on his facial bones were the result of an attack at the corner of California and B Streets.Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the man reported he was walking in the area when the occupants of a vehicle began to haras...

Two men arrested for trafficking meth

From staff reports

February 24, 2014

A year-long drug trafficking investigation resulted in the arrest of two men in Clarkston Thursday afternoon.Detectives from the Quad Cities Drug Task Force observed Rigoberto G. Sanchez, 31, and his uncle, Jose A. Rivera, 35, exchange nearly a pound of methamphetamine for $9,000 in cash.The detecti...

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