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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.

Authorities Say Dredging Barge Sinking Not Accidental

Authorities Say Dredging Barge Sinking Not Accidental

Authorities in Grant County investigating the September 17 sinking of a dredging barge on Moses Lake have ruled out any accidental cause for the sinking.

The dredge is owned by the Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District.

Deputies with the Grant County Sheriff's Office are now seeking information that will lead to the individuals responsible for the sinking. They are looking for people who saw any unusual activitiy or vehicles along Parker Horn's shoreline or any watercraft on the water near the dredge between midnight and 7 a.m. on Saturday September. 17.

Persons of Interest Identified in Quincy Homicide

Persons of Interest Identified in Quincy Homicide

The Quincy Police Department has identified three persons of interest in Friday's shooting death of 40-year-old Ramiro Munoz, Jr.

Eddie Alvarez Hernandez, Gerardo Miguel Valenzuela Navarro and Erwin Vazquez are all believed to have some involvement in the case.

21-year-old Alvarez Hernandez is currently in custody on a Department of Corrections detention hold.   Valenzuela Navarro, 18, and Vazquez, 20, are both still at large.

The shooting happened at the 100 block of C St NE in Quincy at around 11:20 p.m. Friday.

When responders arrived to the scene, they found Munoz dead from apparent gunshot wounds.  Detectives believe the shooting happened after Munoz and another man got into an argument.