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One Dead In Royal City Shooting

One person has been confirmed killed in an officer-involved shooting in Royal City late Monday afternoon.

Carrying two kidnapped boys, man runs from deputies

Carrying two kidnapped boys, man runs from deputies

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Two young boys are safe after being kidnapped early Friday morning from their Moses Lake area home.

The day before the kidnapping deputies were called out to the Larson Housing Area at Arlington Drive and Lowry Street for a man screaming and yelling in the street. Law enforcement found 30-year-old, Shane J. Soares, acting out because he said "the Lord told him to." He also said his home was "infested with demons."

Despite his claims deputies didn't have enough cause to detain Soares for a mental health evaluation or charge him with a crime so he was released."

Then around 12:15 a.m. Friday Oct. 21, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a frantic call from Celena Robinson of 906 Lowry Street.

Shooter In Home Invasion Faces Unrelated Charges

Shooter In Home Invasion Faces Unrelated Charges

The Moses Lake man, who shot and killed the intruder he says broke into his home, faces a list of charges tonight.

Timothy Mandelas shot and killed 30-year-old Joshua Montano Sunday night. He called police after he shot the alleged burglar.

Mandelas now faces two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. The Grant County Sheriff's Office has confiscated a .22-caliber handgun and .45 caliber pistol. Mandelas is also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. The Sheriff's office uncovered more than two pounds of marijuana. Mandelas has a marijuana card but is only allowed legally to possess 1.5 pounds.

Suspected Burglar Shot and Killed Near Moses Lake

Suspected Burglar Shot and Killed Near Moses Lake

One man is dead after being shot Sunday night in an apparent burglary attempt in the Cascade Valley area near Moses Lake.

The Grant County Sheriff's office believes a man entered the home at 4301 Ottmar Road NE, space #5, and was allegedly shot by the occupant of that home. The complete circumstances and other details are still being reconstructed by investigators. The homeowner, who's name has not been revealed, is cooperating with the investigation.

Deputies Arrest Wanted Felon With Guns, Drugs, Pipe Bomb

Deputies Arrest Wanted Felon With Guns, Drugs, Pipe Bomb

Deputies serving two arrest warrants on a wanted felon in the Moses Lake area not only arrested their fugitive but also found guns, a pipe bomb and drugs.

Prosecutor Weighing Options for Savoie Re-Trial

Prosecutor Weighing Options for Savoie Re-Trial

Grant County Prosecutor Angus Lee is weighing his options in the face of a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That decision ordered a retrial for an Ephrata man who was convicted of killing a 13-year old boy when he was just 12 years old himself. The Court made the ruling based on a judge's decision to close parts of the trial to the public. The Court ruled that violated Evan Savoie's right to a public trial and ordered he be tried again.

Police Need Tips in Quincy Homicide

Police Need Tips in Quincy Homicide

Quincy Police are again reaching out to the community to try and solve a homicide from last week.

Detectives are investigating the shooting death of Ramiro Munoz, Jr. on September 23rd. They want to hear from anyone who heard or saw the incident and the identities of the people involved.

"We really need help from our community because we want to find the person who killed Junior and hold them accountable," said Ackerman. "No matter how small the detail may seem, somebody out there could have the information we need to complete our investigation."

Anyone with information should call the Quincy Police Department at 509-787-4718 ext. 555. You can also email tips to crimetips@quincypd.org. You can remain anonymous.