Archives for October 2017

Level 3 RSO Moving To Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office released a notification that a level three sex officer is moving to Moses Lake next month. According to the notification Lucio Lemos is scheduled to be released from prison on November 28 and will reside in the 900 Block of West Broadway in Moses Lake. He is currently not wanted for any crime and Lemos has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts.

Three Arrested For Shooting At State Trooper

Three men are now under arrest for taking aim at a Washington State Trooper following a traffic stop last week near Grandview. Police say Manuel Avilles of Mabton and Felipe Cortes-Barajas of Grandview were found near Othello on Thursday and the Yakima Herald reports an unidentifed man who picked up Aviles and helped him clean his gunshot wound then gave him new clothes is now in custody for rendering criminal assistance. The trooper wasn’t hurt but his patrol vehicle was hit by bullets.

Argument Leads To Stabbing In Moses Lake

yA argument Sunday at a home in the Lawson housing community results in one person hospitalized and the other taken to jail. Police say an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old got into an argument that led to a fight and that’s when the 17-year-old pulled out a knife stabbing the victim in the chest. The suspect then fled from the home but was arrested on Monday. Authorities say the stab wound was non life threatening.

MLPD To Participate In No Shave November

The Moses Lake Police Department announces it is participating in “No Shave November” to help improve the lives of cancer patients and their families who are receiving care. All members of the depart who wish to participate will make a donation to Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation. Participating members will grow their facial hair for the month of November. Anyone wishing to support the Moses Lake Police Department in this cause may donate at the Moses Lake Police Department or make a direct donation to the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation and mention the Moses Lake Police Department’s No Shave November.

Studded Tires Legal Beginning Wednesday

On Wednesday, studded tires will be legal on Washington roads. State laws permit their use from Nov. 1 through May. 31. The metal studs embedded within the tread are designed to dig into ice, which provides added traction but according to the DOT also result in significant road damage which is estimated to be between $20 million and $29 million annually. The agency suggest drivers should talk to tire dealers about stud-free traction tires that are legal for year-round use. Chains are still required when called for by authorities even with studded tires.

Moses Lake Man Jailed In Connection With Car Prowl

A Moses Lake man caught in the act of a car prowl who then threatened a car’s owner was arrested on multiple charges. Police say Armando Rubio was rifling through a car early Sunday at a parking lot near SR 17 and I-90 and when he was confronted Rubio threatened to stab the car’s owner before hopping on his bike and making a getaway. Rubio was booked into jail for for felony threats, possession of meth and vehicle prowling.

Chain Reaction Crash On I-9 Hospitalizes Two People

A multi-car crash on I-90 Saturday near Cle Elum sends two people to the hospital. Police say traffic was heavy on a stretch of I-90 near milepost 75 because of an earlier collision when a car driven by Nicole Webb of Richland rear-ended a car in front of her when then resulted in the car behind Webb’s driven by Daisy Pimentel of Yakima hitting Webb’s car pushing that vehicle into a DOT fence. Two poeple in Pimental’s car were taken to Kittitas Valley Hospital for unspecified injuries.

Five People Arrested In Moses Lake Drug Bust

Five people are arrested as the result of a Moses Lake drug bust. Police say they were investigating an unrelated incident when they saw what was described as a hand-to-hand drug deal going down and after a foot chase along with a short standoff arrested Raymond Martinez at a North Grape Drive apartment. Rebecca Fleming was arrested for heroin possession and Slade Hardesty, Veronica Chavez Ramirez along with Brittney Gonzalez were all arrested on outstanding warrants.

Royal School District Gets Grant For Home Learning

A grant made to the Royal School District will help fifth graders have a new way to continue their education at home. The $25,000 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund is paying for a Chromebook cart and Kajeet Wi-Fi Smartspots which students will take home with them to focus on school assignments. According to district officials the Wi-Fi devices are monitored and filtered out access to inappropriate and non-education content on the Internet.

Woman Arrested For Stealing Mail And Checks

A woman trying to cash a stolen check Thursday at a Moses Lake bank ends up facing additional charges including mail theft. Police say the woman identified as Taylor Oakland went to the Washington Trust Bank’s drive thru with the fradulent check and when asked where she got the check from Oakland said she didn’t know and wanted to just leave the bank. According to arrest reports police found the stolen mail and banking information belonging to others in the car Oakland was riding in.