Archives for May 2019

Drive By Shooting In Desert Aire

A Desert Aire drive-by shooting on Wednesday is under investigation. Police say the shooter was in a black four-door Chevrolet pickup truck when they opened fire outside the Hotspot Grocery on State Route 243 hitting a parked car. No one was hurt. According to investigators the owner of the car that was damaged is not cooperating. Surveillance video is being reviewed and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information to call them at 509-762-1100.

Suspected Child Rapist On The Run

A man wanted for a child sexual assault in Grant County is on the loose. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Everardo Bello Magana was charged Thursday in Grant County Superior Court. He is described as a Hispanic man about five-nine and 155 pounds with dark hair and a short beard. He was known to drive a purple colored Nissan Pickup with blue or gray stripes down the side. Bello Magana is known to be in the Royal City area.

Floats Afloat In Moses Lake

If you’ve seen the Loch Ness monster in Moses Lake, fear not – it’s only a parade float. The replica was built by Mick Hansen of Moses Lake and will be used during a Labor Day parade. Hansen says they are building two other floats with one being a whale and the other a replica of the Statue of Liberty with Liberty Island. That float is expected to be completed by Independence Day.

Anheuser Busch Donates Water To GCFD3

Grant County Fire District 3 in Quincy is one of 26 fire departments receiving cases of emergency drinking water provided by Anheuser-Busch. The company partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council to distribute water for use by first responders in advance of wildfire season. Anheuser-Busch will use a rapid response approach to get additional water to crews nationwide actively fighting wildfires throughout the year.

Teenager Leads Police On Chase

A 15-year-old who was wanted on a felony warrant leads Moses Lake police on a chase Thursday evening. The boy was spotted in the area of South Division Street and Fifth Avenue and officers tried to pull him over but he took off eventually collisiong with a Moses Lake police cruiser on South Evergreen Drive and East Hill Avenue. The boy was hospitalized and once released will face a number of charges. The Moses Lake officer was also hospitalized.

Traffic Stop Leads To Weapons Seizure

An Adams County traffic stop ends up with an Othello home being searched and stolen weapons seized. Police say they sopped a car Thursday and the occupants were in possession of cocaine and methamphetamine. The investigation led to the warrant for the residence in the 2200 block of Cunningham Road where officers found three firearms with one reported stolen out of Salem, OR. Two men were booked into the Adams County jail on multiple charges.

Ferguson Sues Trump Admin Again

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson puts his perfect record in suing the Trump administration on the line with a case filed against the federal “conscience rule” that permits medical service providers to deny procedures that conflict with their religious beliefs. Ferguson’s suit claims reproductive health care access would be jeopardized especially for those with little income or living outside of major cities. So far Ferguson has filed or joined in on 38 lawsuits against the Trump administration and all that have been decided were in Washington’s favor.

UW Holding Celebration In Quincy

This Saturday the University of Washington marching band is holding a thank-you celebration for the Quincy and George communities who pitched in last Thanksgiving to help when the band’s bus crashed on the way to Pullman for the Apple Cup. It’s being held at the Quincy High School gym beginning at 3:00 p.m. and a free barbecue is provided after the event. It’s not the first time the community has been thanked – the marching band member’s parents and alumni donated supplies to the Quincy School District.

Man Wins Sentence Appeal

An appeals court rules in favor of a man seeking removal of conditions which were part of a Douglas County court sentence for child molestation. According to court records the sentence given in 2017 to Robert Spencer Cuff of Lake Stevens contained nine conditions as recommended by a mental health counselor which the appellate court ruled as impermissibly vague so they were struck from the sentence. Cuff pleaded guilty to five separate county in connection with the abuse that occurred over a four year period.

Rock Island Murder Suspect Gets Another New Attorney

The Rock Island man charged in the July 2018 death of his wife dismisses his court-appointed attorney. Police say 68-year-old Ului Teulilo killed his wife Peggy whose body was found in a fifth-wheel travel trailer parked next to their Riverside Place home. According to court records Teulilo didn’t feel his current court-appointed attorney was working in his best interest. This is the second time Teulilo dismissed his attorney. His trial is now scheduled to start in June.