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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.

Assault leads to a felony warrant suspect's arrest

Assault leads to a felony warrant suspect's arrest

A suspect is back in jail after he was arrested at an acquaintance's residence on Saturday.

Bill M. Moore, 41 of Yakima, was a supervised offender with Department of Corrections with an outstanding warrant for felony escape and a misdemeanor warrant from Douglas County. He also had a history of unlawful firearm possession.

Earlier, Douglas County deputies received a report of a female being assaulted near East Wenatchee. She claimed the suspect dragged her by the hair across a living room floor. She escaped and was able to contact 9-1-1.

Witnesses said Bill M. Moore, 41, of Yamika had barricaded himself inside the residence after the assault.

Douglas County deputies used public communication to contact him to come out, but there was no response.

Shooting Suspects On The Loose, Search Is On

Shooting Suspects On The Loose, Search Is On

From the Grant County Sheriff's Office...

 

EPHRATA, Wash. (21SEPT2011) -- Grant County Sheriff's Detectives are asking the public for help finding two people they believe are responsible for a double shooting which occurred Tuesday Sept 20 near Moses Lake. The two victims are in critical condition at a local hospital after surgery yesterday.

Suspect #1: Bryan G. Brodil, 23

Suspect #2: Ivy R. Ramos, 27

Warrants have been issued on both subject for first-degree assault with a firearm, and first-degree robbery with a firearm. Bail is set $500,000 for each suspect.

Fire destroys one downtown business in Soap Lake and damages two others.

Fire destroys one downtown business in Soap Lake and damages two others.

A fire destroyed the building for a youth outreach organization in downtown Soap Lake Thursday morning.

Around 7:30 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 300 block of Main Avenue East after an rear apartment occupant called 9-1-1 to report smoke coming from the front of the building. The fire was also spotted by Police Chief J. Dorris during a routine patrol.

Around 25 firefighters from Ephrata Fire Department and Grant County Districts responded to the fully ablaze fire.

Law enforcement chases trespassing and burglary suspect nearly 20 miles

Law enforcement chases trespassing and burglary suspect nearly 20 miles

A man shuffling through an old Wilson Creek farmhouse was spotted by a man walking his dog along North First Street Sunday morning.

Around 10 a.m., 53-year old Gregory W. Ewing of Soap Lake was asked by the passing citizen to come out. He walked out of the house saying he was looking for a place to live.

He drove away in his vehicle that was later spotted by a Grant County Sheriff deputy who passed him heading westbound on State Route 28. The dog-walking citizen had already called 911 and gave them a description of Ewing and his vehicle with license plate number.

Sheriff's Office releases recap of weekend's significant incidents

Sheriff's Office releases recap of weekend's significant incidents

Now that the Labor Day weekend is over, Grant County Sheriff's Office has released a summary of significant incidents they handled over the weekend. If you went out of town, here's what you missed out on. Incident write-ups compliments of Sheriff T. Jones.

Man Dies at Moses Lake Sand Dunes

"A 23-year-old Kent, Wash. man died early Saturday Sept. 3 from injuries suffered in an accident at the Moses Lake Sand Dunes Recreation Area.