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Man faces charges for destroying Lake Roosevelt vegetation

Man faces charges for destroying Lake Roosevelt vegetation

A Stevens County man pled guilty Wednesday after charges were filed in United States District Court for damaging and disturbing plants and other resources at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area last year - with his SUV.

Park rangers on October 31st, 2010 responded to a call from Stevens County Sheriff’s Deputies saying they observed a SUV sticking out of a swampy marsh cove under a steep cliff directly across Lake Roosevelt from the highway. They had to access the vehicle on foot from the Stevens County landfill to check the vehicle’s registration - learning it belonged to Cody W. McBride of Rice, Washington.

That’s when they found significant amounts of empty and partially full Keystone Light beer cans scattered all over the scene. They were on top of the vehicle, inside and around.

According to sheriff's deputies, the vehicle was in about two feet of water on the driver’s side and one and a half feet of water on the passenger side with mud up to the axles.

Search Continues for Moses Lake Man Missing Since Friday

Search Continues for Moses Lake Man Missing Since Friday

The search continues for a Moses Lake man who went missing on Friday afternoon.

64-year-old Dan Toya told his wife around 2:30pm Friday that he was taking their dog to the veterinarian, then taking the golden labrador retriever to Samson's Beach, south of Moses Lake.

Later Friday, Toya's wife became concerned when her husband had not returned home. His truck was found unoccupied near Samson's Beach, but neither he or the dog could be found.

Grant County Sheriff's deputies and several other agencies have been searching for Toya in an area surrounded by the ice-covered Potholes Reservoir.

Toya is described as Asian, standing 5'9" and weighing 180 lbs. He has gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Toya's whereabouts is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff's office at 509-762-1160 or 911.


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.