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Preece enters guilty plea

From staff reports

January 29, 2014

COLFAX – A former WSU administrator accused of child molestation has entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors.Jud Preece pleaded guilty Jan. 24 in Whitman County Superior Court to second-degree child molestation. Prosecutors dropped a count of first-degree child molestation in return for the...

Spray paint vandals strike twice in one night

From staff reports

January 27, 2014

PULLMAN- Two incidents of spray paint vandalism were reported to the Pullman Police Department Sunday morning.The first incident occurred on Northeast Gray Lane and involved the painting of an 8-foot red penis on the front of a private residence, Tennant said.The second occurred at the intersection of...

Student arrested for Adam’s Mall assault

From staff reports

January 26, 2014

A suspect was arrested for assault at 2 a.m. at 600 NE Colorado St. after an employee inside Adam's Mall made a report.WSU student Darren S. Medina-Maloney, 21, was arrested for Assault in the 4th Degree after witnesses saw him pushing and shoving a 21-year-old male. Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Dornes s...

Unprovoked assault near Grand Avenue sends man to hospital

From staff reports

January 26, 2014

A 22-year-old male reported an assault from Pullman Regional Hospital near 4 a.m. Saturday. He said the assault was random and unprovoked.He suffered a laceration above his right eye and reported being intoxicated at the time of the assault. Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Dornes said he was unable to give detail to ...

Arrest made in blow dart investigation

From staff reports

January 22, 2014

Police made an arrest yesterday in connection with two blow dart assaults that occurred Jan. 12 in Pullman.Joseph B. Gillies, 18, of Tacoma, was arrested for third-degree assault in Ellensburg, Wash., after detectives from the Pullman Police Department learned of three similar blow dart assault cases under i...

Guitars missing after church burglary

From staff reports

January 20, 2014

Police responded at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday to a report of a burglary at the Concordia Lutheran Church on Northeast Orchard Drive.Pullman Police Detective Scott Kirk said two guitars were reported missing from inside a locked office in the building, which showed signs of forced entry.Kirk said the in...

Man arrested for assault on A Street

From staff reports

January 20, 2014

Police responded at about 12:40 a.m. Friday to a report of an assault near the intersection of A Street and California Street.Alexander A. Birkland, 21, was arrested for second-degree assault, a class B felony, after police determined he had punched another man, causing head injuries.Paramedics treated the...

Electronics stolen from residence on Northeast Kamiaken Street

From staff reports

January 20, 2014

An iPhone, Xbox 360 and several games are missing from a residence on Northeast Kamiaken Street after a burglary that occurred Friday.Police responded at about 3:20 a.m., minutes after the incident took place.Detective Scott Kirk said the burglar entered through an unlocked door.Police are investigating the incident and ...

Police identify car, suspect in blow dart shootings

From staff reports

January 20, 2014

The Pullman Police Department confirmed Monday it has identified a suspect in its investigation into two blow dart shootings which occurred last week.Police successfully tracked a black sedan that was spotted in surveillance images.No arrests have been made, but Kirk said the incidents are under “activ...

Charges not filed against suspects of Warner assault

From staff reports

January 17, 2014

Charges will not be filed against the five suspects arrested for various charges in connection with the March 30 assault on WSU instructor David Warner, according to a press release issued Friday by Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins.The announcement came nearly seven weeks after the Pullman Police Dep...

Pullman high school student arrested for gun threat

From staff reports

January 16, 2014

A Pullman High School student was arrested and expelled Tuesday evening after threatening to bring a gun to school.The 14-year-old student was arrested on charges of felony harassment after making threats on the bus heading home Tuesday afternoon.Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said Pullman police beg...

Pullman Police search for blow dart assailant

Pullman Police search for blow dart assailant

From staff reports

January 15, 2014

Pullman Police have received a report of a second blow dart assault. The incident occurred Sunday on Bishop Boulevard near Sweet Mutiny.The victim, a 20-year-old Pullman male, was walking with his girlfriend around 9:30 p.m. when he felt something sting between his shoulder blades. It was a blow dart, w...

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