Law Enforcement

[6/21/19] Sex Crime Troubles Grow for Judge

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The Washington state attorney general’s office wants to file more sex crime charges against a judge because investigators say they’ve identified a third victim. Scott D. Gallina, an Asotin [uh-so-tin] County Superior Court judge, has already been charged with second-degree rape, indecent liberties and fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation. The Attorney General’s Office now wants […]

[6/21/19] Investigation Turns to the FBI

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The FBI has launched an investigation after explosives were found on a church’s display supporting LGBTQ Pride Month in Washington state. A member of the United Christian Church called Renton police to report possible arson last Wednesday. Pastor Cynthia Meyer said explosives had been attached to the back of two doors in the display, and […]

[6/20/19] Distracted Driving Emphasis

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Washington State Patrol will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted driving this weekend. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission lists distracted driving as the cause of 30 percent of statewide traffic fatalities, and 23 percent of all serious injury collisions. In 2018, WSP contacted over 20,000 drivers for distracted driving, 3,000 more than the previous year. […]

[6/20/19] Dog Shooting Investigation Continues

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New information is coming to light in the shooting of a dog in the Beehive Reservoir area off Mission Ridge Road June 5. A man found the dog with three gunshot wounds and took him to Wenatchee Valley Humane Society for treatment. On June 10, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office asked Wenatchee Police Department to […]

[6/20/19] Drug Find

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The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit found two suitcases full of Methamphetamine Monday near Mazama as they assisted Homeland Security with a smuggling investigation. The drugs, weighing in at 186 pounds, have an estimated street value of around 1 million dollars. Sgt. Gene Davis and his K-9 partner Gunner, who have been together for […]

[6/20/19] WSP Distracted Driving

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Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted driving from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. In Washington State drivers are prohibited from using a personal electronic device while operating a motor vehicle on a public highway— which includes when stopped in traffic or at a traffic light. Personal electronic […]

[6/14/19] Arson Suspects Arrested

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Teamwork resulted in the arrest of two people related to a number of arson fires in the Soap Lake area. Grant County Fire District 7 alerted the Sheriff’s Office and the Fire Marshal’s Office in early April to a series of suspicious fires which burned old homestead structures Northeast of Soap Lake. Sheriff’s investigators, the […]

[6/12/19] Victims Identified

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The Yakima County coroner has released the names of four of the five people who were found shot to death on the Yakama Reservation in central Washington. The coroner yesterday identified the victims as 49-year-old Catherine Eneas; 61-year-old Dennis Overacker; 51-year-old Michelle Starnes; and 36-year-old Thomas Hernandez. The coroner said all four suffered fatal gunshot […]

[6/11/19] Killers Arrested

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All four suspects believed involved in the slaying of five people on the Yakama Indian Reservation have been arrested. The final suspect, 35-year-old James Cloud, was arrested Sunday. The killings occurred late Saturday around the reservation community of White Swan. Three people were initially arrested. The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Yakama Nation Tribal Police and […]

[6/7/19] Shooting leaves dog in critical condition

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Wenatchee Animal Control is looking for tips into a shooting Wednesday that left a dog in critical condition. Around 9:30 Wednesday night a man found a severely injured dog on the side of the road near Bee Hive on Mission Ridge Road. He brought the dog to Wenatchee Valley Humane Society and X-rays confirmed the dog […]