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Bicycle patrol offers police softer, stealthier approach

Bicycle patrol offers police softer, stealthier approach

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

June 20, 2018


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

As the weather gets warmer and students begin to flood into town, Pullman Police Department bicycle patrol officers will be covering the College Hill area more often. Bicycles allow officers to maneuver through crowded and hidden places, but they also help law enforcement to connect with the community. “On...

Former Montana football player charged for assault on WSU track athlete

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under Crime, Football, Local, News, Sports

The Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office has charged a former University of Montana football player with second-degree assault after he allegedly beat a WSU track and field athlete last October. Justin Strong, a 22-year-old defensive back who just completed his final season with the Grizzlies, will...

Pullman schools focus on student safety

Pullman schools focus on student safety

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 13, 2018


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

Following a school shooting resulting in the death of 14 students and three faculty members in February at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the issue of school safety has once again been thrust into the spotlight of national discussion. Helped by the formation of various activist...

Deputies make multiple drug warrant arrests over weekend

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 11, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

Whitman County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four people over the weekend after serving two narcotics-related search warrants. Deputies received a tip claiming the driver of a vehicle was in possession of methamphetamine on Webb Street. The vehicle was then stopped around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, leading...

Pullman PD receives drone certification

Pullman PD receives drone certification

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Top-feature

The Federal Aviation Administration issued the Pullman Police Department a Certificate of Authorization for drones. The certification, which carries the full name of “Public Agency small Unmanned Aircraft System Certificate of Authorization,” allows the department to license their officers inst...

City reduces street vehicle storage limit

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 1, 2018


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

The Pullman City Council reduced the number of days residents can store a vehicle on the street from seven days down to four at a meeting Tuesday. Anyone found in violation of the code will receive a fine of $25 and impoundment if the infraction occurs before July 1, while the fine increases to $45...

Deputies arrest three after chase

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 30, 2018


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

Whitman County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people from Spokane after a high-speed chase Saturday morning. An officer from the Palouse Police Department was assisting with a traffic emphasis when they noticed a truck matching the description of a 1996 Ford Ranger stolen from Kendrick, Idaho...

Woman reportedly hit on Terre View Drive

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 30, 2018


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

Emergency services are responding to reports of a collision with injuries between a bicyclist and a vehicle on Terre View Drive near Campus Commons North at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Pullman Police received a call from an individual who said their boyfriend had hit a person on a bike while...

Whitman County Sheriff’s K-9 passes away

Whitman County Sheriff’s K-9 passes away

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 8, 2018


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

Whitman County Sheriff's Office announced the death of their narcotics dog Unix over the weekend. Veterinarians diagnosed the 9-year-old German Shepherd with an aggressive form of cancer during a check-up the previous week, Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers said. Unix died suddenly in his sleep overnight...

Student sues for handling of racist incidents

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Crime, Greek, News

A student has filed a lawsuit in federal court against WSU for its handling of an alleged racial incident at a fraternity in February 2015. Dominique Stewart, a then-18-year-old African-American student at WSU, attended a party at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity on Feb. 21, 2015, when a member of the ...

Seattle man stabbed at Willow Place Apartments over weekend

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

An unknown suspect allegedly stabbed a 19-year-old Seattle man, who is not a WSU student, in the chest during a confrontation Friday night at the Willow Place Apartments. Pullman Police received two calls just before 8 p.m. Friday night, Pullman PD Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. One call came from some...

Two officers suspended after an alleged assault of WSU student

Two officers suspended after an alleged assault of WSU student

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

Both Pullman and WSU police departments placed one of their sergeants on administrative leave after a WSU student claimed an officer sexually assaulted her. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant and WSU Assistant Chief of Police Steve Hansen both confirmed their departments had placed a sergeant on administrative...

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