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Police Notes - March 3, 2015

 


Dayton

Feb. 7

Report of cell phone theft. Caller had loaned phone and it had not been returned. Matthew Ransom, 30, Kennewick was cited for “speed too fast for conditions” when he lost control of his vehicle on compact snow and ice on North Touchet Rd. Vehicle partially blocking highway was up on a jack with tire missing. Deputies were unable to contact a responsible party so had the vehicle towed. Joseph Wilson, 42, Dayton was arrested and booked into jail for disorderly conduct. He was beating on doors and windows of the courthouse and refused to leave when warned.

Feb. 8

Joseph Richter was arrested and charged with multiple counts of arson, theft, trespassing, and burglary. Report of individuals illegally burning brush. Responsible party agreed to put out fire. Owner was contacted and vehicle moved.

Feb. 9

Erratic vehicle with report of a possible “rolling domestic.” Deputy made contact and determined original call was unfounded. Green jacket stolen out of vehicle on W. Clay. Report of individual threatening residents on E. Dayton Ave. Unfounded. Domestic disturbance and Country Village. Parties were separated.

Feb. 10

Report of theft of credit cards believed to be stolen while giving a ride to someone from Dayton to Walla Walla. Under investigation. Report of illegal burn. Fraudulent IRS call reported. Domestic violence report on W. Cameron resulted in service of trespass papers.

Feb. 11

Sarah Bray, 25, Dayton, was arrested at Valley View Trailer Court and booked for fourth degree assault (DV) and interfering with the reporting of a domestic violence incident. Bray was also arrested on Columbia County and Benton County warrants for driving while suspended. Report of someone taking items from alley behind St. Vincent’s. Contact made. Items reported stolen from a trailer on S. 6th. Under investigation. Multiple reports of panhandling on E. Main. Phone fraud with caller attempting to get personal information. Chainsaws taken during a car prowl in 100 block of S. Cottonwood. Theft of a turquoise ring and tablet stolen on E. Richmond.

Feb. 12

Report of a man with rifle walking around town. Deputies determined weapon was a pellet gun. Gun was left with Sheriff’s Office for safekeeping because owners was “highly agitated.” Patrick McMananon, 36, Dayton was arrested on three Kennewick warrants. He posted bail and was released. DeeAnn Tucker-Culbertson, 55, Dayton was arrested and booked on charges of disorderly conduct, malicious mischief and possession of methamphetamine.

Feb. 14

Report of unknown individual(s) entering a shop while the owner was away. Tractor was also driven.

Feb. 15

Panhandling reported on E. Main. Illegal burn. Report of two vehicle driving on the dike. Unable to locate. Parties separated during loud argument on W. Cameron.

Feb. 17

Columbia County Grain Growers reported someone kicking their way into a grain elevator. Windows were broken and fire extinguishers destroyed. Report of threats and traffic hazard. A vehicle was driving too fast down Commercial St. Residents along the street jumped into the roadway and confronted vehicle. Parties had separated upon deputy arrival.

Feb. 18

Four individuals were arrested druing a joint-agency drug bust at Best Western Hotel parking lot. Report of missing .38 snub-nose Smith & Wesson revolver on Kellogg Hollow. Under investigation.

Feb. 19

Report of a lost cell phone. Phone has been missing approximately three weeks. Report from individual who has been receiving threatening texts for two weeks.

Feb. 20

Report of a steer in a yard. Owner contacted. Two purses, $60 cash and tax papers were taken during a car prowl on S. 2nd. No credit cards, debit cards, or checkbooks were taken. Illegal “bonfire” reported on area of Rockhill. Deputies were unable to reach the fire that was visible on the hill. It later went out. Theft of a faded black mountain bike. Adam Flerchinger, 32, Clarkston was booked on charges of driving with a suspended license.

 

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