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Police Notes - November 19, 2015



Nothing to report.


Nov. 8

Intoxicated pedestrian in area of Mustard and S. 4th assisted back to residence. Illegally harvested Elk on Skyline Rd.; forwarded to Fish & Wildlife. Yvonne Pulliam, 47, Dayton, backed into a pole in the Dayton Mercantile parking lot; no injuries. Warrant arrest of Michael Testerman, 19, Dayton; booked into Columbia County Jail.

Nov. 9

Domestic violence (verbal argument) reported but caller would not give location. Deputy attempted to respond to the uninitialized cell phone 911 call but was unable to locate the incident. Unwanted subject reported in 300 block of N. 4th; subject refusing to leave residence but left after deputy contact. Phone scam asking recipient to call and deposit money. Illegal burning in Starbuck. Slash pile on fire; reported to Fire Dist. 1. Harassment; report of prank phone calls being received in 700 blk. of S. 5th. Complaint of loud must at the fairgrounds horse barns. Deputy was unable to locate individuals; music was not overly loud.

Nov. 10

Michael Wrenn, 24, Dayton, collided with a trailer belonging to Ken Fuller, also of Dayton. Mr. Wrenn’s vehicle was stuck on the hitch of Mr. Fuller’s trailer. Mr. Wrenn left the scene without identifying himself and was later contacted by a deputy and cited for negligent driving and driving without proof of insurance. Agency assist; deputies provided backup for WSP at MP364, Hwy 12. Shannon A. Arterburn, 34, Spokane, was booked into the Columbia County Jail on a fail to appear warrant.

Nov. 11

Report of brown pickup driving recklessly on W. Main; deputies unable to locate. A striped, chrome and blue bicycle was found at Flourmill Park. A sports bag was found under a bush with several items inside on the corner of 3rd and E. Park.

Nov. 12

Domestic violence, verbal only, on 300 blk. of W. Clay. Parties were separated but female was later found to have an outstanding felony warrant for truancy and was a possible juvenile runaway from the Tri-Cities. Deputies were unable to locate her after the initial contact.

Domestic sheep were loose on the cliffs behind the treatment plant; unable to locate possible owners. Vandalism; tires were deflated on vehicle on 300 blk. of W. Commercial. Open dour on third floor of courthouse; door secured.

Nov. 13

Threats to kill DSHS worker in 100 blk. of s. 3rd are under investigation. Mail fraud; received fraudulent check with direction to give “Publishing Clearinghouse” reporters bank account number. Report of screaming and yelling in 600 blk. of Harlem Rd.. Owner yelling at dogs to be quiet.

Nov. 14

Report of verbal altercation on 1st and Main; parties separated. Report of threats made by neighbor on 100 blk. of w. Richmond. Determined to be a misunderstanding and unfounded. Suspicious activity reported in 200 blk. of S. Willow. Neighbor made contact with a stranger that had entered an abandoned house telling him he shouldn’t be there. Stranger was gone upon deputy arrival but there was evidence that someone had been staying (squatting) in the residence. Residence secured and home owner contacted. Verbal disturbance with threats reported in 300 blk. of E. Dayton Ave.; parties separated.


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