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The suspect climbed to a balcony using a fire escape ladder and damaged multiple chairs.

Police search for suspect involved in fraternity theft, property damage

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

Pullman Police Department received a theft report from the FarmHouse Fraternity May 25. Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said a fraternity member told an officer an unknown suspect damaged property at...

This is a crime of intimidation ... this is the crime of scaring people when theyre at their most vulnerable,” said Dan LeBeau, Whitman County chief deputy prosecutor.

Georgia man sent to state prison after attempting to extort WSU student

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 17, 2021

A 24-year-old Georgia man was transferred to the Washington Corrections Center on Wednesday after he was sentenced to 15 months in prison for trying to extort nude photos from a WSU student in March 2019.  Jordan...

Wanted man in Montana arrested by Pullman PD after foot pursuit

Wanted man in Montana arrested by Pullman PD after foot pursuit

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief February 12, 2021

The Pullman Police Department engaged in a foot pursuit Thursday morning that ended in an arrest. Flathead County in Montana contacted Pullman PD for assistance in arresting Taylor Silva, who was...

Police officers are doing extra patrols this winter to prevent possible burglaries.

Police warn residents to lock homes before leaving town to prevent break-ins

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

The Pullman Police Department and WSU PD recommend students lock their windows, hide their valuables, and ask a neighbor to collect their mail and shovel their walkway before leaving town. Burglars...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said Jerry Daniel Hargraves certification was revoked by the Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Revocation of former Pullman sergeant’s certification is ‘entirely appropriate,’ police chief says

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter November 3, 2020

Former Pullman Police Sgt. Jerry Daniel Hargraves will never be able to serve as a police officer in Washington after his peace officer certification was revoked by the state.  Hargraves was arrested...

The thefts are all similar to each other. The passenger window is broken into, and if there is a purse, wallet or any other valuable item in the car, it is taken. 

Police identify person of interest following series of thefts in town

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 21, 2020

The Pullman Police Department identified a person of interest following several incidents of items being stolen from cars, including wallets and other personal items.  “We have a person of interest...

The Clery report found that eleven stalking incidents were committed on campus housing, an increase from the two incidents reported in 2018. 

Stalking incidents on campus increased, according to annual clery report

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2020

Officials in charge of compiling the annual WSU Clery report found an 84 percent increase of reported stalking incidents in 2019 on WSU property and a 550 percent increase of incidents on on-campus residences. Universities...

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor September 23, 2020

After the recent theft of a 7-day-old calf, WSU’s Knott Dairy Center is restricting access to their animals.  The WSU Police Department arrested Luke Wolfisberg, fraternity member of Phi Sigma Kappa...

Gary Jenkins, Pullman chief of police, said the department has minimized contact officers have with residents by writing tickets for some violations instead of making arrests.

Local police address crime in wake of COVID-19

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter May 22, 2020

Crime in Pullman dropped sharply between March and May of this year, according to Gary Jenkins, Pullman Chief of Police. Jenkins said the department saw nearly a 29 percent drop in crime during the...

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