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Sheriffs Log RITZVILLE – Here is the dispatch log for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for Oct. 3-9: Oct. 3 Outdoor light issue in the 700 block of South Sunset Acres, Othello. House window was broken into in the 2100 block... — Updated 10/12/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

SHERIFFS LOG RITZVILLE – Here is the dispatch log for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for Sept. 26 to Oct. 2: Sept. 26 Reported home invasion robbery in the 2800 Block of West Phillips Road, Othello. Investigation ongoing.... — Updated 10/5/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

RITZVILLE – The following individuals were listed in the Adams County Jail log between Sept. 14-21: Sept. 16 Diego Rangel-Valdez, 29, department of Corrections warrant. James Hartjen, 44, possession of a stolen vehicle. Sept. 20... — Updated 9/21/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

RITZVILLE – Here are the Adams County Sheriff’s Office calls for service for Aug. 29 through Sept. 4: Aug. 29 Welfare check in the 800 block of South McKinney Road, Othello Jose R. Soto-Rivera, 26, of Othello, arrested for... — Updated 9/16/2021


Land Transfers

Here are the land transactions reported by the Adams County Assessor between July 23-29: July 29 From Kenneth C. Hurst of Vista, Calif., 1840 E. Madera St., Otello, to Gary and Allyson Goodin of Othello, $499,999. From Bill J. and... — Updated 8/5/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

April 30 Deputies responded a complainant advising of squatters on her property on the 500 block of South Saddle Road in Othello. Deputies responded to a vehicle collision in a orchard that occurred on the 300 block of South Roxbor... — Updated 5/13/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

April 23 Deputies were dispatched to an animal problem call on the 600 block of South Saddle Road in Othello. Complainant informed deputies of a pack of dogs that attacked complainant's dog hours prior. Deputies were dispatched... — Updated 5/4/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

April 16 Deputies observed an unsecured premise near the 200 block of West Schrag Road. Deputies contacted the property owners and they advised they would send someone out to verify if anything was missing. Deputies were... — Updated 4/27/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

April 9 Deputies were asked to check on a neighbor in the 2300 block of West Bench Road in Othello whose vehicle looked like it had been involved in a collision. Deputies located the vechicle but it was not reported as being... — Updated 4/22/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

April 1 Suspicious 911 in the 2200 block of West Highway 26 in Othello due to child playing with their parents’ phone. Deputies attempted to document abandoned vehicles in the 2400 block of West Hampton Road in Othello, but the... — Updated 4/13/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE – Here is the dispatch log for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for March 19-25. March 19 False alarm in the 1000 block of South Johnson Road, Othello. Theft of a backpack in the 700 block of South... — Updated 4/6/2021


Adams County Property Transactions

Editor’s Note: The Journal did not receive a dispatch records report this week before going to press. Watch the April 7 issue for both weeks' reports. March 18 Morgan-Para, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, Othello,... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Distracted driver rolls vehicle off Highway 261

RALSTON – A vehicle traveling north on Highway 261, south of Ralston near Herman Road, rolled and came to rest in a wheat field Monday morning, around 8 a.m. The driver, a... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By The Journal    News

Warden man killed in early morning collision

GRANT COUNTY – A 57-year-old Warden man was deceased at the scene and residents of Connell and Ephrata sent to the hospital when a tractor trailer struck a pickup truck from behind early Friday morning, Mar. 26. Froylan D. Valdiv... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Othello man pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges

RITZVILLE – An Othello man pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his son, in Adams County Superior Court Monday, Mar. 22. Felipe Tapia-Perez, 27, remains in Adams County Jail on $50,000 bail... — Updated 3/30/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

RITZVILLE – Here is the dispatch log for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for March 12-18: March 12 Domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of West Bench Road, Othello. Gas drive-off in the 2000 block of North Durry Road,... — Updated 3/23/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

March 5 Trespassing - 2200 block West Barbara Road Othello Deputies responded to the location for a reported vehicle prowl in progress. The suspect was detained and it was determined no vehicle prowl occurred. The suspect was... — Updated 3/16/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

February 26 Agency Assist - 200 block South Byers Road Othello Child Protective Services (CPS) requested assistance regarding a welfare check at the location. Deputies found no law enforcement action was required. Fraud - 100... — Updated 3/9/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

February 19 Domestic – 800 block South Highway 24 Othello Deputies were dispatched to a domestic at the location, and contacted several subjects who advised of a verbal argument. Deputies did not observe any signs of an assault.... — Updated 3/2/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

February 12 DUI- 700 block South Thacker Road Othello Suspicious vehicle near a residence at the location. The vehicle was in a collision. Oscar Pineda-Aploinar, 32, of Othello was arrested and booked into jail for DUI. Suspicious... — Updated 2/25/2021


Adams County Sheriff's Report • Land Transactions

February 5 Animal Problem - East Highway 26 and North Main Street Washtucna Report of horses along the roadway at the location. Department of Transportation personnel put the horses back into the pen. Suspicious 911 - 700 block... — Updated 2/16/2021


Adams County Sheriff's Report • Land Transactions • Building Permits

January 29 DUI - South Taylor Road Othello Juan Pineda, 30, of Othello was arrested and later booked into jail for physical control of a motor vehicle while impaired following a call about a vehicle stopped on canal access roadway.... — Updated 2/11/2021


Adams County Sheriff's Report

January 15 Citizen Assist - 2200 block West Shelly Road Othello Previous tenant abandoned location unknown to landlord. Wanted vehicle removed from the property. Advised to contact the courts due to the abandonment being a civil... — Updated 2/4/2021


Ritzville Police Department Call Logs

Nov. 21 00:44 An officer responded to a medical call and assisted with a subject while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. 11:53 A request was received for an officer to respond as there was an unwanted subject outside a... — Updated 1/26/2021


Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

January 8 Traffic Offense – East I-90 near milepost 225 Ritzville Deputies contacted a vehicle with an equipment violation and determined the driver had a suspended license. Patricia L. Aswell, 54, of Moses Lake was arrested,... — Updated 1/21/2021


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