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 By Jeremy Burnham    News

New report shows crime in Ritzville down

The crime rate in Ritzville dropped by 5.9% in 2018 in comparison to 2017, according to the Crime in Washington Annual Report released by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and... — Updated 7/25/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: July 4, 2019

May 5, 2:55 p.m. — An officer was requested to respond to a local truck stop to assist a subject in getting a dog out of a locked vehicle. The dog accidently locked the vehicle while the owner was outside. The phone numbers of... — Updated 7/3/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: June 27, 2019

May 1, 3:39 p.m. — A complainant called in and reported that he thought packages that were to be delivered at his house might have been taken to another house instead. An officer responded and located the packages on 4th Avenue... — Updated 6/27/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: April 11, 2019

March 3, 20:10 — A traffic stop was conducted by the on-duty officer of a vehicle being driven without tail lights in the area of 4th Ave. and Division St. After some conversation and a false name being given by the driver, Andre... — Updated 4/11/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 28, 2019

March 1, 08:47 — A complaint was received from Adult Protective Services reporting possible financial exploitation of an elderly adult. The case has previously been reported, investigated, and determined unfounded. A copy of the... — Updated 3/28/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 21, 2019

Feb. 25, 16:25 — Received request from a subject at a local gas station to have an officer respond to assist a subject who appeared to be in need of assistance, but had a language barrier. On duty officer responded and... — Updated 3/21/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 14, 2019

Feb. 20, 08:25 — A subject residing on East 6th Ave. called to report someone was in the basement and she was going down there to get him out. Instructions were provided to the responding office to come in the side door. The... — Updated 3/14/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 7, 2019

Feb. 15, 08:15 — A report was received from a local truck stop of a two semi’s that had been in an accident and the drivers were requesting contact with a police officer. The responding officer assisted the drivers in... — Updated 3/7/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Feb. 28, 2019

Feb. 7, 03:49 — A complaint was received from a residence on East 6th Ave. advising a subject in a white pickup was stealing her air conditioning unit or a part off of it. An officer responded and did not see any one in the area... — Updated 2/27/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Feb. 21, 2019

Jan. 29, 02:54 — A complainant from an address on East 6th Ave. called and reported someone had just stolen her tent out of her garage. An officer responded and was unable to locate any evidence that would indicate garage had... — Updated 2/21/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Feb. 14, 2019

Jan. 24, 12:17 — A request was received from an elderly subject who fell on the ice in front of the Post Office and needed help getting into her car. An officer responded and assisted as needed. The city crew was contacted and... — Updated 2/13/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Feb. 7, 2019

Jan. 20, 19:35 — The PD responded to a residential fire on South Adams and assisted the Fire Department with traffic control as needed. Jan. 21, 10:38 — A complainant was received from a subject who had been looking at... — Updated 2/6/2019

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Dec. 20, 2018

Dec. 11, 5:11 p.m.—A Lind complainant advised of what was first believed to be a male subject in a field on E 5th Street yelling and screaming. The complainant later called and advised that it was a female screaming and a male... — Updated 2/1/2019

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Jan. 10, 2019

Dec. 31, 2:22 p.m. — A Ritzville complainant advised of several subjects in two vehicles shooting firearms and that the rounds were ricocheting near them. Two officers responded to the scene and determined that the subjects were... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Jan. 17, 2019

Jan. 1, 04:21 — East Alder a complainant called reporting he believed someone had been messing with his medication and trespassing in his residence. An officer responded and spoke with the complainant for some time and a... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Reports: Jan. 24, 2019

Jan. 9, 09:40 — A complainant was received regarding an older motor home parked on west Main Ave. and it smelled like sewer. An officer responded and did not note the sewer smell. The owner was contacted and to remove the vehicle... — Updated 1/30/2019

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Jan. 31, 2019

Jan. 11, 17:58 — A report was received of a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of the Gilson Gym. Both subjects were contacted and agreed to work the minor damage issue out between the two parties. Jan. 11, 22:18 — A... — Updated 1/30/2019

 
 By Brandon Cline    News

Ritzville tow truck stolen, recovered in northeastern Oregon

A Ritzville tow truck was stolen and was later found—along with the driver who allegedly stole it—in a northeastern Oregon town last week. According to Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick, the department received a phone... — Updated 1/30/2019

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports

Oct. 21, 10:16 a.m. — While in the Ritzville impound yard on an unrelated detail, it was noticed that the west wire fencing had been cut and a vehicle parked nearby was broken into. It is unknown when this occurred. The fence... — Updated 1/11/2019

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports

Nov. 4, 6:22 a.m. — A Lind complainant advised of a suspicious vehicle parked on E 3rd Street. The listed subject was at the empty residence attempting to install carpeting in the dark for a family that is moving in later that... — Updated 1/11/2019

 

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Reports

Aug. 10, 10:36 p.m. – Washtucna complainant advised of a fire on South Haase Road. Deputy Ned Bernath responded, and the fire had been extinguished prior to him arriving on scene. Aug. 10, 4:20 p.m. – Lind complainant came to... — Updated 8/23/2018

 

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Reports

Aug. 5, 12:04 p.m. – Complainant advised of a red pickup stuck in a cattle guard on East Danekas Road in Ritzville. Aug. 5, 3:17 p.m. – Complainant advised of a deceased person in a residence on Cooper Avenue. Aug. 6, 9:37... — Updated 8/16/2018

 

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Reports

Aug. 22, 4:28 p.m. - Disorderly conduct was reported on West Second Street in Lind. Aug. 22, 6:37 p.m. – A Lind complainant advised they were flying their drone on West Seventh Street. The drone just took off from them and... — Updated 9/7/2017

 

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Reports

Aug. 13, 7:45 a.m. – A Lind complainant advised dispatch of a single-vehicle collision on West First Street. Deputy Juan Garcia responded to the area and took a report after he found no one was in need of medical assistance.... — Updated 8/31/2017

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

July 31, 9:19 a.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported on East Sackman Road.. July 31, 10:06 p.m. – A Ritzville complainant said he saw three male subjects walking from Gun Club Road toward the Texaco Gas Station. After finding... — Updated 8/17/2017

 

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