In brief: Resident shot in stomach; man arrested
A man was shot in the stomach after someone he knew burst into his north Spokane home Tuesday morning, police said.
Spokane police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said the man’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, but he was taken to a hospital.
Police have arrested Jesse T. Adams, 29, on burglary and assault charges, according to a police news release.
Around 10:30 a.m., police received a call of a shooting by an intruder at 2104 E. Heroy Ave. Cotton said the two men were involved in an argument after one kicked in the door of the residence. The resident was shot and the intruder fled in a vehicle, she said. Police apprehended Adams near Mayfair Street and Magnesium Road after a brief chase.
Cotton said the two men know each other.
Entrances to nearby Rogers High School were briefly locked after the incident.
Trooper knocked down by truck on U.S. 101
OLYMPIA – A Washington State Patrol trooper suffered scrapes and a sore shoulder when she was knocked down by a pickup that grazed her on U.S. Highway 101 at Olympia.
Trooper Guy Gill told the Olympian that Trooper Tricia Krantz will recover at home.
Gill said the 12-year veteran was walking back to her patrol car after a traffic stop Monday when the truck snagged a Taser on her tool belt and knocked her down. The truck driver fled.
The driver who had been stopped by the trooper ran to help her. Another driver followed the pickup and took down a partial license number. That led to the arrest of a 27-year-old Olympia man who was jailed for investigation of hit-and-run.
Teen accused of threat via Facebook
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – Police said a 14-year-old Port Townsend, Wash., girl accused of making a Facebook threat to shoot a fellow student has been arrested.
The girl was arrested Tuesday for investigation of felony harassment. KOMO-TV reported that the comment posted Sunday night on a Facebook page called PTHS Confessions indicated the girl planned to bring a shotgun to Port Townsend High School to confront another student who was bullying her.
Port Townsend police said the girl was taken to a juvenile detention center pending a court appearance. Police said she acknowledged making the comment but told them it was a joke. They said there’s no indication she planned to carry out the threat.
School officials said all threats are taken seriously.
Tribe limits fishing over pollution concern
TAHOLAH, Wash. – The Quinault Indian Nation is closing Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula to nontribal fishing until further notice.
President Fawn Sharp said Tuesday the emergency measure is aimed at protecting water quality in the tribe-owned lake.
She said tribal leaders are concerned leaky septic tanks owned by nontribal residents in the area may have caused untreated sewage to get into the lake. The tribe has detected pollution in some areas and plans to conduct more water quality tests.
Sharp said the tribe plans to monitor any fish caught by tribal members. She said they are also worried about reports of illegal fishing by nontribal members and docks being built illegally on the lake.
North Cascades Highway reopens early
WENATCHEE – Washington Transportation Department crews have reopened the North Cascades Highway. Officials said lighter winter snowfall helped crews open the road nearly a month earlier than they were able to last year.
The highway reopened Tuesday afternoon.
It typically takes four to six weeks to clear the highway in the spring, but this year highway workers accomplished it in three weeks, clearing snow as deep as 35 feet.
A 37-mile stretch of the highway was closed for winter on Nov. 20.
Copter crash kills fruit company president
YAKIMA – The president of a Selah fruit company, Michael Monson of Monson Fruit, was killed Saturday in a helicopter crash during a fishing trip in British Columbia.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police said five others survived the crash that occurred shortly after the helicopter took off near Bute Inlet, about 62 miles northeast of Campbell River. The helicopter overturned in a river and Monson was trapped in the wreckage.
The Monson family grows cherries, pears and apples on about 3,500 acres, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported.
Man begins sentence for pedestrian death
MISSOULA – Eighteen months after a Montana man was convicted of striking and killing a pedestrian while driving drunk and under the influence of prescription drugs, he has turned himself in to begin serving his 15-year prison sentence.
Brian Holm reported to the Missoula County jail on Tuesday afternoon to await transfer to the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.
Holm, 52, was sentenced to 30 years in prison with 15 suspended for the November 2010 death of Brian Beaver, 24, of Aberdeen, Wash. Beaver and two friends had stopped in Missoula on their way to Yellowstone National Park and were walking on a sidewalk when Holm’s car swerved across the road and onto the sidewalk.
Holm was convicted of vehicular homicide while under the influence, but his September 2011 sentence was delayed pending several appeals and surgery to replace a heart valve.