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Grant County pizza delivery driver robbed and carjacked

A fake pizza order may have lured a pizza delivery driver to a residential area where he was robbed by three men.

The robbery was called in around 9 p.m. on Friday in the 1200 block of Pershing Road at the Larson Housing area north of Moses Lake. Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to find a frightened 22-year-old pizza delivery driver who said three men robbed and carjacked him by knife-point.

The driver said he was delivering a pizza when he was confronted by the three men. One of the suspects said he was being robbed. They demanded his money and cell phone. The suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was recovered a few blocks away just after the robbery.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

Law enforcement gearing up for multi-state DUI emphasis

Law enforcement gearing up for multi-state DUI emphasis

A multi-state and agency effort aims to reduce drunk drivers on roads this holiday season.

Law enforcement organizations in Washington and Idaho are teaming up to increase their patrols starting December 17th to January 3rd.

In the above staged photo, multiple law enforcement agencies came together to pose for the camera. It was taken Wednesday evening for their 2011 DUI photo shoot overlooking the LC Valley - just above those rolling hills.

Front and center is an Asotin Police patrol vehicle. The photo features a mixture of state, county and city agencies. Can you spot your community’s law enforcement patrol vehicle?

Detectives need help identifying skeletal remains

Detectives need help identifying skeletal remains

Grant County Major Crimes Detectives hope you can help them identify a man whose skeletal remains were found Nov. 23 near O'Sullivan Dam in southeast Grant County.

Reyes Teased Before Wenatchee HS Drowning

Reyes Teased Before Wenatchee HS Drowning

A police report says the Wenatchee student who drowned in the high school pool missed the swimming assessment in the first week of class while sitting on bleachers.

The report notes that Antonio Reyes and three other boys who did not swim that day were teased. Reyes was kidded when he said he did not know how to swim.

The police report on the drowning was obtained by The Wenatchee World Monday after a public records request.

The school district is conducting its own investigation.

Reyes entered the water for the Nov. 17 class and was last seen treading water. The freshman was found on the bottom of the pool by a following class.

Man arrested for shooting his brother during altercation

Man arrested for shooting his brother during altercation

A Grant County man is in jail on suspicion of shooting his brother during a Thursday morning confrontation .

Around 10:45 a.m., Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a dispatched call for shots fired in a home in the 4200 block of Stratford Road, just outside the Moses Lake city limits.

Rolando M. Adamé, 59, is being held at Grant County Jail on suspicion of first degree assault-domestic violence. The incident is still under investigation, but the confrontation was confirmed involving Rolando and his brother Rojelio Adamé, 49. The Sheriff’s Office says Rolando Adamé allegedly aimed a shotgun toward Rojelio Adamé and fired once.

Coroner's Office declines formal inquest following toxicology reports

The Grant County Coroner's Office says a former Coroner's Inquest will not be necessary after receiving toxicology reports from the October 24th officer-involved shooting in Royal City.

Pedro Salgado Ceja, 45, was shot and killed by Ofc. R. Rodgriguez after resisting arrest. Ceja was chasing the officer with a shovel and did not comply to drop it. 

The Coroner's Office also determined the cause of death was gunshot wounds of torso by homicide. 

Information via Grant County Coroner's Office News Release

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Officer-Involved Shooting Victim Identified

Officer-Involved Shooting Victim Identified

A Royal City Police officer is on paid administrative leave pending investigation of Monday’s officer-involved shooting.

Ofc. R. Rodriguez answered a possible domestic violence assault call at 200 Hemlock Ave. at 5:10 p.m. that led to probable cause to arrest Pedro Salgado Ceja, 45.

Ceja resisted and wielded a shovel, chasing Rodriguez on foot. He ordered Ceja to drop the shovel, but witnesses say he did not comply. Rodriguez fired six rounds from his sidearm into Ceja’s torso.

Rodriguez sent out a radio call for help at 5:18 p.m. Ceja was determined dead at the scene when multiple emergency agencies responded to his call at around 5:40 p.m.

The Grant County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Ceja’s cause of death was gunshot wounds to the torso.