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Two sought in Moses Lake Shooting

Two sought in Moses Lake Shooting

Grant County Detectives have made an arrest in the case of a Moses Lake man found shot on the side of a rural road. The Sheriff’s Department is still looking for two additional people in connection with the shooting.


Dale Olmos, 28, remains in critical condition after he was found on Wednesday morning with a gunshot wound to the head on the side of Road 5 NE. Detectives now believe he was shot over a stolen cell phone.

Gunshot victim found on side of road near Moses Lake

Gunshot victim found on side of road near Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after gunshot victim was found on the side of the road in rural Moses Lake around 8 am on Wednesday.


The victim was airlifted and remains in critical condition.

USPS inspector helps with drug bust

USPS inspector helps with drug bust

An alert United States Postal Service inspector identified the Grant County Sheriff's Office to a suspicious package that led to a marijuana and cocaine bust in Royal City.

After the USPS called the sheriff's office on Dec. 4 to inspect the package, which included an address that didn't exist, K-9 findings resulted in a federal search warrant to open the package.  Three pounds of marijuana were found inside.  In cooperation with the USPS, Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team resealed the package and made it available for delivery to the addressee.  

The suspect, 26-year-old Moises J. Tello Quintana, picked up the package and returned to his residence, where he was arrested.  INET also found about ten grams of cocaine in the home.

Quintana was booked into the Grant County Jail for possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to deliver.

Grant County PUD warns of scam targeting customers

Grant County PUD warns of scam targeting customers

From the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Grant County PUD:

 

Telephone scammers are calling Grant PUD customers and threatening to shut off their electricity unless an immediate payment is made. Grant PUD customers have reported receiving calls from individuals misrepresenting themselves as PUD employees and demanding that the customers meet them in a location other than a PUD office to make the payment.

Reward offered after shooter fires at train

Reward offered after shooter fires at train

Burlington Northern Santa Fe has announced a $5,000 reward for information about shots that were fired at one of their trains on September 24th. The unknown suspects fired 15 rounds at the train during a spree that covered three miles.

 

“It's a very serious situation for us,” said Gus Melonas, spokesman for BNSF. Several of the .22 caliber shots fired hit the engine of the train, with a couple narrowly missing the cab window. The Spokane crew operating the train was not injured.

 

A black sedan was described as having oval headlights and a third brake light across the rear window. The gunman began firing on the train eight miles south of Quincey at Bear Springs County Road. The car followed the train for three miles firing rounds on three separate occasions. The final shots were fired along Highway 28 just outside of Wenatchee.

 

Farm equipment stolen near Moses Lake

Farm equipment stolen near Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to be on the look out for farm equipment that was stolen from Eckenberg Hay Company. The John Deere 3400 Telehandler was stolen on Saturday, September 28th, and is one of only four in the Grant County Area.

 

The Telehandler was stolen from the 9000 block of Stratford Rd. NE north of Moses Lake. It is used to picking up large bales of hay and is valued at $32,000. Eckenberg Hay Company owns three of the four John Deere 3400 Telehandlers in the area.

 

Othello School District facing lawsuit over sexually abused student

Othello School District facing lawsuit over sexually abused student

An attorney for the boy sexually abused by a teacher plans to sue the Othello School District for allegedly failing to protect the child.

On Monday, 48-year-old Lisa Davis pleaded guilty to first degree child molestation. Davis, who taught at Scootney Springs Elementary School, touched the 10-year-old's genitals and allowed the boy to touch her breasts. The abused happened several times between April and May of 2013.

Ryan Earl, an attorney representing the victim and his family, sent a notice of intent to file a claim to the school district in August. Earl said he intends to file a lawsuit in the near future.

He said he will be asking for one million dollars in compensation. But he added it's not just about the money.

"And I think we'd like change and awareness to the situation where small communities if you will, small school districts aren't immune to this type of behavior," said Ryan Earl.