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

Police officers are doing extra patrols this winter to prevent possible burglaries.
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 Department restricts overnight parking on College Hill

Overnight parking is restricted from 2-9 a.m. on some streets across College Hill.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2020

Overnight parking on College Hill will be restricted between 2-9 a.m. over fall and winter breaks. Pullman maintenance and operations crews will conduct cleaning, road maintenance, snow and ice removal,...

Family, friends of Sam Martinez commemorate his life one year after death

Sam Martinez was a 19-year-old WSU student. He was empathetic and loyal to those he knew.
EMMA LEDBETTER and LOREN NEGRON November 12, 2020

Fall is a difficult season for Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez. On Oct. 3, they celebrated their son Sam Martinez’s 20th birthday, and today marks the first anniversary of his death. “Our family...

City departments present preliminary budget requests

Each city department will have a slight increase in budget requests, said Mike Urban, finance director and interim city administrator.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

Pullman City Council started its budget process for 2021 and 2022, hearing proposals from city departments that will be determined on or after Nov. 17.  Councilmembers emphasized the need for economic...

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

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said Jerry Daniel Hargraves' certification was revoked by the Criminal Justice Training Commission.
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor 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Daniel Hargraves will never be able to serve as a police officer in Washington after his peace officer certification was revoked by the state.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...

Officers issued infractions during Halloween night

Pullman Police officers respond to an accident on Greek Row on Halloween night. The driver was under the influence.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2020

While most of Pullman was quiet, Greek Row was filled with groups of maskless, costumed individuals and parties. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said this year’s Halloween was “milder” compared...

Community invited to ‘reimagine public safety’ in virtual summit

The summit will allow the police to understand how safe community members think Pullman is as well as come up with solutions that will positively impact Pullman.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2020

The police are rethinking public safety in Pullman by giving the community an opportunity to voice its concerns during an open forum. The Pullman Police Advisory Committee hopes to implement community...

Pullman PD advises people to consider community safety during Halloween

Individuals should find alternative activities for Halloween to keep themselves and others safe from COVID-19 exposure.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2020

The Pullman Police Department is recommending people celebrate Halloween at home and engage in safety precautions to protect themselves against contracting COVID-19 if they decide to go trick-or-treating. Individuals...

Police identify person of interest following series of thefts in town

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. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 20, 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...

Officer not punished for ‘inappropriate’ advice

Kamie Ethridge coaches the WSU women’s basketball team on Feb. 2, 2020. A police officer fined Ethridge $150 for a gathering without masks or social distancing in her driveway. The officer said it is best to keep gatherings “out of sight, out of mind.”
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

The Pullman Police Department decided to not discipline an officer who suggested people stay “out of sight, out of mind” during a large gathering that occurred last month on a WSU coach’s property. Officer...

Pullman Police review use of force policies

Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the public’s perception of the chokehold is important in determining whether the community trusts the police.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 28, 2020

The Pullman Police Department will review its policies on use-of-force, with the police chief saying they are reconsidering the use of “chokeholds,” or vascular neck restraint, on suspects.  Police...

WSU considers consequences for those who violate public health orders

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said faculty and coaches follow a different process than students when accused of violating certain measures.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2020

As Pullman remains one of the COVID-19 hot spots, WSU officials are being pressured to amplify punishments for those who receive public safety infractions. The university does not want to pursue expulsive...

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