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Suspect in alleged 2016 rape will not be charged

Suspect in alleged 2016 rape will not be charged

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2018


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

A former member of the now-suspended Delta Upsilon fraternity had charges of sexual assault dropped after the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office determined there was not enough evidence to satisfy the burden of proof needed in criminal proceedings. Dan LeBeau, the Whitman County chief deputy prosecutor...

Former UM football player enters plea in assault

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2018


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

The former University of Montana football player who allegedly assaulted a WSU track and field athlete in 2017 pleaded no contest in Whitman County Superior Court on Friday. Justin Strong, a 22-year-old who played his final season with the Grizzlies last year, faced a second-degree felony assault...

Man stabbed in Pullman Thursday night

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A 28-year-old man was stabbed just before 9 p.m. Thursday night on Valley Road in Pullman following an alleged altercation. Pullman Police received calls from multiple people about an altercation on the 1500 block on Valley Road, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. “There was a fight and...

22-year-old man arrested for inappropriate texts to minor

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Pullman Police arrested 22-year-old Gerald Haugen for allegedly exchanging text messages of a sexual nature with a local 14-year-old girl. Officers arrested Haugen in the early morning hours Sunday, Pullman PD Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Police originally received a tip from a concerned parent about...

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

September 17, 2018


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

A 19-year-old Cheney, Washington man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday morning fire at WSU’s Theta Chi fraternity that had multiple ignition points and left a back deck destroyed. Isaac Scott DePaolo was arrested Monday with the help of the Cheney and Eastern Washington University...

Theta Chi Greek house suffers suspicious fires Sunday morning

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


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

Investigators from both the Pullman Fire Department and Police Department called the cause of the Sunday morning fire that destroyed Theta Chi’s wooden deck “suspicious.” Firefighters found multiple blazes around the house after arriving on-scene, according to a news release by Glenn Johnson, Pul...

Initiative aims to target deadly force by law enforcement

Initiative aims to target deadly force by law enforcement

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety

An initiative on the November election ballot could affect the use of deadly force by police officers. Washington Initiative 940 would require de-escalation training, and mental health and first aid training for all officers. It would also establish a policy requiring officers to administer first...

Sutherland cited for driving with a suspended license

Sutherland cited for driving with a suspended license

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018


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

Matthew Sutherland, the Democratic candidate running for a seat in Washington's 9th Legislative District, received a citation for driving with a suspended license and failure to transfer a vehicle title within 45 days during a traffic stop on Stadium Way on Sunday afternoon. An officer recognized...

Sheriffs arrest four Saturday in drug busts

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Whitman County Sheriff deputies arrested four people in two separate incidents for possession of controlled substances and prostitution Saturday. The first traffic stop occurred at about 9 p.m. Saturday when deputies pulled over 27-year-old Tyson Van Dinter of Spokane for speeding on State Route 195...

Car flips in crash on College Hill

Car flips in crash on College Hill

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety

A crash involving two vehicles near the intersection of Whitman and Kamiaken streets occurred around noon today. One of the vehicles flipped and suffered severe damage while the other drove off and remains unidentified. Witness accounts conflict, but WSU junior business major Diego Cisneros claims...

Sheriff’s Office seeks reserve officers

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers for their Reserve Deputy training program, which is scheduled to run from November through April. The program is good for anyone who wants to serve their community, said Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers. “We’ve had people who...

Cab service begins safety program aimed at students

Cab service begins safety program aimed at students

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2018


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

A new safety program targeted at students aims to help those who find themselves in uncomfortable or dangerous situations catch a taxi ride. College Cabs, a local taxi company in Pullman, initiated a soft-launch of the “Guardian Angel Program” on Aug. 16. The idea of the Angel program came...

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