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Authorities arrest teen for Moses Lake murder

Authorities arrest teen for Moses Lake murder

Authorities in Grant County have arrested a suspect in the February 16 fatal shooting of Brandon Mende.

Mende was shot and killed last Sunday morning in the yard of a residence in the 6000 block of Turnkey Road in Moses Lake.

The suspect in Mende's shooting, 17-year-old Michael Meier, was arrested at 425 North Grape Drive Thursday morning.

Members of the Grant County Sheriff's Office, Moses Lake Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service worked together to arrest Meier.

"I want to thank everyone who stepped forward with tips, and also all the witnesses who stepped up to give us the information we needed to make the arrest," Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones said.

Meier is facing a single charge of first-degree murder.

Masked men rob Sandoval's Market in George, WA

Masked men rob Sandoval's Market in George, WA

The Grant County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating four masked men who robbed a convenience store in George.

Around 8 p.m. yesterday, four masked men entered Sandoval's Market, forcing two store clerks to hand over the store's cash. They then tied the employees up.

Police say the men took off in a black 2002 Cheverolet Avalanche and abandoned it a short distance away on Beverly Burke Road Southwest. The Avalanche was stolen out of Tri-Cities. Police believe they abandoned the Avalanche and escaped in another vehicle.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have seen anything is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 509-762-1160. Tipsters can remain anonymous.



No injuries in Grant County drive by shooting

No injuries in Grant County drive by shooting

From the Grant County Sheriff’s Office:

 

No one was hurt but two vehicles were struck by bullets during a drive-by shooting Saturday evening in the Larsen Housing Area.

Third suspect arrested in roadside shooting

Third suspect arrested in roadside shooting

A third suspect in a roadside shooting near Moses Lake is in custody. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gilbert Williamson in connection with the December 10th shooting of Dale Olmos.

 

Williamson was arrested without incident on December 29th. Prosecutors have charged him with first-degree rendering criminal assistance for his role in the shooting.

Two sought in Moses Lake Shooting

Two sought in Moses Lake Shooting

Grant County Detectives have made an arrest in the case of a Moses Lake man found shot on the side of a rural road. The Sheriff’s Department is still looking for two additional people in connection with the shooting.


Dale Olmos, 28, remains in critical condition after he was found on Wednesday morning with a gunshot wound to the head on the side of Road 5 NE. Detectives now believe he was shot over a stolen cell phone.

Gunshot victim found on side of road near Moses Lake

Gunshot victim found on side of road near Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after gunshot victim was found on the side of the road in rural Moses Lake around 8 am on Wednesday.


The victim was airlifted and remains in critical condition.

USPS inspector helps with drug bust

USPS inspector helps with drug bust

An alert United States Postal Service inspector identified the Grant County Sheriff's Office to a suspicious package that led to a marijuana and cocaine bust in Royal City.

After the USPS called the sheriff's office on Dec. 4 to inspect the package, which included an address that didn't exist, K-9 findings resulted in a federal search warrant to open the package.  Three pounds of marijuana were found inside.  In cooperation with the USPS, Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team resealed the package and made it available for delivery to the addressee.  

The suspect, 26-year-old Moises J. Tello Quintana, picked up the package and returned to his residence, where he was arrested.  INET also found about ten grams of cocaine in the home.

Quintana was booked into the Grant County Jail for possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to deliver.