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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.

Moses Lake man arrested for possession of a firearm and marijuana during traffic stop

Moses Lake man arrested for possession of a firearm and marijuana during traffic stop

Spokane County Sheriff deputies patrolling along westbound I-90, Monday afternoon pulled over two Moses Lake residents during a traffic stop after they checked their speed at 83 mph in the posted 70 mph zone.

The driver was identified as 22-year-old Juan C. Cervantes. As he pulled over, deputies saw Cervantes reach below his seat.

A registration check on the vehicle's plates revealed the the Tahoe's passenger, 28-year-old Tina M. Zarate, was the owner of the vehicle and she had a suspended license and a warrant for city theft.

Juveniles damage property throughout Moses Lake with a BB gun

Juveniles damage property throughout Moses Lake with a BB gun

Moses Lake police officers followed the trail of more than ten incidents involving BB gun damage to property along 9th avenue and eight other streets on Thursday evening.

At about 4:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 9th avenue for malicious mischief. Officers discovered that suspects had shot out windows from two separate vehicles by what was determined to be a BB gun.

Sheriff deputies assaulted with muriatic acid

Sheriff deputies assaulted with muriatic acid

Grant County Sheriff Deputies were greeted with muriatic acid after responding to a dispatched call of an assault in the 300 block of County Road in rural Soap Lake.

The mother of the 38-year old suspect, Todd Wedge called 911 reporting her son had assaulted her by striking her in the back with a drinking glass. 911 dispatchers could hear Todd in the background threatening to assault law enforcement officers.

Suspect's Father Says Abduction and Rape Could Have Been Prevented

Suspect's Father Says Abduction and Rape Could Have Been Prevented

The father of Jerald Thomas, Jr. says his son is guilty of raping a woman abducted from Big Ben Community College last week.  Making matters worse, Jerry Thomas told the Columbia Basin Herald, is that the crime could have been prevented...