CRIME & SAFETY
Grant County's Narcotics Enforcement team recover $5,000 worth of drugs during traffic stop near Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) arrested two people after finding 500 fentanyl pills and two ounces of cocaine during a traffic stop on I-90 near Moses Lake. On Nov. 22 around 8 p.m., Grant County Sheriff's Office and Washington State Patrol pulled over...
GCSO warns residents to be wary of scams
EPHRATA — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to beware of phone and online scams. With the holidays approaching, scammers usually increase their efforts to defraud the public. The Sheriff’s Office listed four signs that a phone call or email is from a scammer:. 1....
Research shows domestic violence increases during the holiday season
SPOKANE, Wash. — While the holiday season brings lots of joy, it is also a leading cause of domestic violence. Domestic abuse increases in some households during this busy time, especially in places with a history of abuse. According to Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC), one...
Weekly Safety Report: Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation and DUI Suspect Apprehended near Moses Lake Golf Course
The Moses Lake Police Department (MLPD) has made arrests in the investigation of a drive-by shooting on November 12 that resulted in the death of one man and multiple injuries. Additionally, a DUI suspect was apprehended after a high-speed chase near the Moses Lake golf course.
Weekly Safety Report: Cockfighting, Thefts, Homicide, DUI Chases, and Fatal Crash in Grant County, Washington
This week in Grant County, Washington, several incidents occurred that required law enforcement intervention. These incidents include the discovery of an illegal cockfighting operation during a drug search warrant, a deputy thwarting a theft in rural Quincy, arrests made in connection with a drive-by shooting that resulted in a fatality, a high-speed chase involving a DUI suspect near Ephrata, a fatal rollover crash, and another DUI suspect apprehended after a high-speed chase near a golf course in Moses Lake.
Weekly Safety Report: Deputy Thwarts Theft and New Officers Sworn in Quincy, Washington
This week in Quincy, Washington, a Grant County Deputy thwarted a theft during a routine patrol. The deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle towing a trailer with improper lighting and a large propane tank. Upon conducting a traffic stop, the driver was apprehended. Additionally, two new officers were sworn in at the Quincy Police Department, and Officer Sal Mancini was recognized for his 20 years of service.
Man sentenced to 12 years in prison on drug charges
SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Valley man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute at least 40 grams of Fentanyl.
Man Arrested For Stealing Large Propane Tank, Trailer Near Quincy
A George man is in jail after police say he was found in possession of stolen property near Quincy on Monday (Nov. 20) night. Deputies with the Grant County Sheriff's Office pulled over a pickup truck pulling a large propane tank on a trailer with non-working tail lights in the area of Road 3 Northwest and Road O Northwest at around 11:30 p.m.
Deputy thwarts theft in rural Quincy
QUINCY – A Grant County Deputy's vigilance during a routine patrol led to the apprehension of a suspect involved in theft in the Quincy area on Monday. The incident occurred on November 20 around 11:30 pm when a deputy, assigned to monitor the area due to a spike in thefts, spotted a suspicious 1984 Dodge pickup towing a trailer on Rd 3 NW near Rd O NW.
3 arrested in connection to deadly drive-by shooting in Moses Lake
Three people have been arrested in connection to a deadly drive-by shooting in Moses Lake. Police say that the suspects range from 17 - 20 years old.
Grant County Law Enforcement Crackdown Leads to Multiple Arrests
Grant County has been witness to a notable increase in law enforcement actions with six individuals being arrested within a two-day period. Sheriff Todd McKinley's office released a statement detailing the apprehension of four individuals for various offenses, followed by two additional arrests confirmed by dispatch logs. The offenses ranged from outstanding warrants to theft, highlighting the Sheriff's Office's resolve in upholding law and order.
Tragic Shooting in Moses Lake Claims a Life and Leaves Community in Mourning
The tranquility of Moses Lake was shattered on Sunday, November 12th, when a fatal shooting claimed the life of 22-year-old Armando Benavidez. The Grant County Coroner's Office has confirmed that Benavidez, a resident of Moses Lake, died from a gunshot wound to the torso after the incident in the 400 block of Linden Avenue. Declared deceased at 3:09 p.m., his passing has left the community in a state of grief.
Traffic Collision in George, Washington Leaves Three Hospitalized
In a somber incident on a Wednesday afternoon, three Wenatchee residents were hospitalized following a significant traffic collision at the intersection of SR 281 and SR 281 Spur, north of George, Washington. The crash involved a 1996 Honda Accord, driven by Jennifer Hill, 34, of Moses Lake, as she was turning left onto SR 281 Spur. Her vehicle was struck by a northbound 2022 Honda CR-V, operated by Rosalio Ibarra, 56, of Bridgeport.
Crime, drugs take center stage at Moses Lake council meeting
MOSES LAKE — Crime and drugs were a hot topic at Tuesday evening’s Moses Lake City Council meeting, as two citizens made appeals to the council to take action. However, city officials said the issue is as much with Olympia as Moses Lake. “We are not sitting here...
SLPD officers to become baristas for Tip A Cop 2023
SOAP LAKE — The Soap Lake Police Department will be serving coffee in a good cause at the Busy Bean coffee stand Dec. 5. Proceeds from the “Tip A Cop” fundraiser will go to the SLPD Benevolent Fund, used for its Shop with a Cop program, among other things.
News Bites for Nov. 17, 2023
EPHRATA — Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement team conducted a drug bust Wednesday morning near Royal City and discovered an animal fighting operation, according to a Grant County Sheriff’s Office statement. At about 7 a.m. Wednesday, INET officers served a warrant at a home in the 16000...
Pedestrian injured in vehicle collision in Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE - A 32-year-old Moses Lake man has injuries after he was hit by a vehicle on Stratford Rd. in Moses Lake on Tuesday. Moses Lake Police say the crash happened after dark at around 5:30 p.m. near Papa Murphys Pizza. The man's lower extremities were impacted, rendering him...
Details emerge about possible cause of devastating Soap Lake substation arc-flash fire
EPHRATA - In the aftermath of the catastrophic arc-flash fire on October 25 at the Soap Lake Substation, Grant PUD has made significant strides in recovery and rebuilding efforts. The fire, which resulted from an intense arc-flash generating extreme heat, led to the vaporization of the aluminum bus connecting the...
Moses Lake Police conduct surveillance and arrest in connection with Nov. 12 homicide
MOSES LAKE – A series of police activities unfolded yesterday as officers intensified their efforts in the investigation of the November 12 homicide. The operation led to the detainment of several individuals and the arrest of a 17-year-old suspect. At approximately 4:30 pm on November 14th, officers were monitoring...
UPDATE: Police pursuit ends with pit maneuver in Moses Lake's Ross parking lot; arrest made
MOSES LAKE - A credible source has confirmed that the tactical team response for a subject at a home in the 9000 block of Maple Drive in Moses Lake on Tuesday was not the same person who was arrested in a parking on Stratford Road at around that same time.