The Daily Evergreen

WSU employee arrested on child pornography charges

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen asst. news editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, WSU Pullman campus

Pullman police arrested a WSU employee for child pornography charges on campus Friday morning. The employee, Robert Marshall Long, 56, who works as a research technician in the Institute of Biological Chemistry on campus, was arrested in his office in Clark Hall, according to a Pullman Police Department...

Sheriff arrests two in Albion for meth

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office arrested two 59-year-olds, one man and one woman, for possession of methamphetamines in Albion early Sunday morning. While working on a separate case in Albion on Saturday, deputies received information that two individuals possessed meth in their home, Whitman...

Judge sentences Pullman teen to 25 years

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

A Latah County District Court judge sentenced 17-year-old Keagan Tennant to the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison Thursday for the shooting death of a Pullman teen last summer. Judge John Stegner sentenced Tennant, Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson said. Tennant must serve at least five years ...

Former RA pleads guilty to bomb threats

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

The former WSU resident adviser who made multiple bomb threats in Stimson residence hall pleaded guilty in Whitman County Superior Court last Thursday. Jose Tecuatl, 18, pleaded guilty to a single charge. When he accepted the plea deal, prosecutors dropped two additional charges, KXLY reported. Tecuatl...

Athlete sues over lost scholarship

Athlete sues over lost scholarship

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Crime, News, Top-feature

Former WSU football player Zaire Webb sued Head Coach Mike Leach, the university and three administrators over his dismissal from the team in October of last year. Webb filed the lawsuit March 2 with the Whitman County Superior Court. The suit names WSU, Leach, Senior Financial Aid Adviser Andrew...

‘Family man’ SWAT commander wins officer of the year

‘Family man’ SWAT commander wins officer of the year

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2018


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

Ruben Harris has served the Pullman Police Department for 19 years, and during that time he has played the role of the officer who inspired him when he was young. Harris first realized he wanted to join the police force at 14, when a Bellevue officer pulled up to where he and his brother were shooting...

County coroner confirms psychologist’s death a suicide

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Safety

The Whitman County coroner confirmed Thursday morning that a Pullman psychologist who surrendered himself to police and was booked on a charge of raping one of his patients died of suicide by hanging. Dean Funabiki, 67, turned himself in to police at the request of investigators and accompanied by...

Community driven officer promoted

Community driven officer promoted

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2018


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

Sgt. Greg Umbright has come to many people’s aid over the 27 years he has served as an officer for the Pullman Police Department. During that time he has accrued some unusual stories from working with the community. He recounted one instance last fall when a woman said her skateboard was stolen,...

Pullman therapist held on rape charges found dead in cell

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen assistant news editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Whitman County Jail officers discovered a Pullman therapist, Dean Funabiki, 67, who was being held on rape charges, dead in his cell late Sunday night. Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers said officers found Funabiki unresponsive and hanging from a bed frame in his cell at about 11:30 p.m. Emergency...

Pullman psychologist arrested for rape charges

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter

February 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

A Pullman therapist was booked on second degree rape charges after he surrendered himself to police late Friday night. A patient reported that her therapist Dean Funabiki had sexually assaulted her last month during a therapy session in his office, according to a Pullman Police Department Press releas...

Prof studies body camera footage

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU researcher is using police body camera footage to understand how law enforcers use force and interact with civilians. David Makin, a WSU criminal justice professor and lead researcher on the project, said over the course of 50 years of history and research into police encounters, no one has...

Whitman SWAT responds to armed threat

Whitman SWAT responds to armed threat

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The Whitman County Sheriff’s SWAT team to apprehend a suspect accused of drawing a gun on two people last weekend. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the Special Weapons and Tactics team could be used in a variety of situations. He also said the team is used to making contact with high-risk...

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