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Hitchhiker confesses to crimes elsewhere in state

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A hitchhiker found near Colton came forward to confess crimes Tuesday morning. A female reported that she saw a hitchhiker around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning near Colton. The woman then rolled down her window in an attempt to make contact with the 31-year-old male when he said things that concerned her,...

WSU bomb threat suspect released on bail; awaiting arraignment

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 30, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

Jose Andes Tecautl, an 18-year-old former WSU student who has been accused of carrying out last week’s bomb threats, has been released on bail and is awaiting his arraignment Friday. Tecautl was a resident advisor in the all-male Stimson Hall, where the bomb threats and hate symbols were made. He...

Stimson Hall resident adviser arrested in connection to bomb threats

Stimson Hall resident adviser arrested in connection to bomb threats

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

August 29, 2017


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

WSU Police arrested Stimson Hall Resident Adviser Jose Tecuatl at 10 p.m. Monday for three counts of alleged threatening to bomb and three counts of alleged felony harassment in relation to the two bomb threats made against Stimson Hall last week. Investigating officers discovered Tecuatl was connected...

Unusual crime reports mark first weekend of fall semester

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 29, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The end of “syllabus week” in Pullman saw several unusual crimes reported to the Pullman Police Department. Patrick J. Sanderlin, 18, of Kirkland, Washington, was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple charges stemming from him bringing a handgun to a party. Opgenorth said that the arrest...

Incoming ASWSU senator charged in child sex sting

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under ASWSU, Crime, News, WSU Pullman campus

An incoming ASWSU senator resigned amid charges of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, after responding to a fake advertisement from Homeland Security agents for a sexual encounter. Eduardo Ramos, who had not yet been sworn in as senator for the Edward R. Murrow College of Communicatio...

Baskin Robbins under new ownership

Baskin Robbins under new ownership

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The new owners of Pullman’s Baskin Robbins, a brother and sister duo, are making changes to the business as the former owner awaits trial on molestation charges. Ruslan Cox, one of the new owners, said former owner Dennis Cox, their father, is no longer a part of Pullman’s Baskin Robbins. Despite...

Police will be stricter on cleanup starting mid-September

Police will be stricter on cleanup starting mid-September

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2017


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

Some College Hill residents will have to be more diligent about cleaning up after themselves, if they want to avoid fines. On Sept. 11, the Pullman Police Department will begin handing out tickets ranging from $100 to $500 for residents taking part in “nuisance violations” in the part of town...

Parts of campus evacuated amid second bomb threat

Parts of campus evacuated amid second bomb threat

REBECCA WHITE and JESSICA ZHOU

August 24, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

A bomb threat to Stimson Hall forced the evacuation of buildings on the south side of campus for the second time this week. Police found the bomb threat to be unsubstantiated, and WSU officials will continue to investigate, according to a WSU alert. Officials asked students to avoid the areas surrounding...

String of vehicle prowls reported on Tuesday

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2017


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

Multiple areas of Pullman were victim to a string of vehicle prowls Tuesday, according to Pullman Police reports. The first incident was reported around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning on Crestview Street. This was the first in a string of six reported prowls in two hours, although they were spread out. Penni...

Rape Reported at Providence Court

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2017


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

A rape allegedly occurred at the Emerald Downs portion of the Providence Court apartment complex on Brandi Way last weekend. The female victim, an 18-year-old, reported the rape around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night at Pullman Regional Hospital. Pullman Police then responded to the report to run a rape kit....

WSU Police investigate swastika and bomb threat

REBECCA WHITE and IAN SMAY

August 22, 2017


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

WSU Police are investigating a swastika and bomb threat etched into a wall early Tuesday morning in Stimson Hall. WSU Assistant Police Chief Steve Hansen said the department received several reports of graffiti in Stimson Hall. After seeing the graffiti, which included a swastika, the word bomb and...

Police say street sign thefts increase as students return

Police say street sign thefts increase as students return

IAN SMAY, Evergreen crime reporter

August 22, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News

As students return to Pullman for fall and spring semesters, Pullman Police and city departments have had to deal with a strange crime – street sign theft. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said officers responded to a report of a stop sign being ripped out of the ground at the corner of Northeast...

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