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Stories tagged: Grant County Sheriff's Office


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Spokane woman rescued three hours after boat sinks in Potholes Reservoir

The woman, whose name was not released, wore a life vest and held on to a gasoline can for flotation, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. She was taken …


Motorcyclist dies in crash near Moses Lake

Jackie Baker, 51, of Moses Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Grant County sheriff’s deputies seize fentanyl at Paradiso Festival in Gorge

Fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine, was among the many drugs confiscated during arrests of


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Undercover police arrest 38 suspected drug dealers at Paradiso Festival in central Washington

Kyle Foreman, a spokesman for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, said undercover investigators seized LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, cocaine, steroids, ketamine, the party drug known as Molly, thousands of dollars in …


Woman dies in Soap Lake fire

A woman died in a house fire near Soap Lake early Thursday.


His family says he stopped using heroin. Then he relapsed in the Grant County Jail.

Derek Batton had pretty much beaten a heroin addiction by the time he was booked into the Grant County Jail, according to his family. Inside, though, things took a turn …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Alleged Moses Lake bomb builder had wrong type of fertilizer

Ryan S. Palmer, 39, stole a urea-based fertilizer from the Nutrien Ag Solutions facility in Moses Lake – not an ammonium nitrate formulation that could have been mixed with diesel …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Moses Lake man caught with bomb-making materials said he wanted to ‘prove a point,’ court records say

Ryan S. Palmer, 39, allegedly told investigators he had toyed with the idea of blowing up an agricultural chemical plant where he used to work – just to “prove a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

‘Suspicious device’ found near Moses Lake manufacturing facility

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said a “suspicious device” was found in a car Thursday afternoon near a manufacturing facility in Moses Lake. In a pair of alerts around 4 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Man in custody after shooting kills one in Royal City, 20 miles east of Vantage

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting homicide in the small town of Royal City, 20 miles east of Vantage on State Highway 26


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office searching for suspect in fatal hit and run

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a driver suspected of hitting and killing a pedestrian Friday morning between Quincy and Ephrata before speeding away.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Grant County sheriff’s deputy injured in crash

A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a four-car crash north of Moses Lake Monday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Warden substitute teacher accused of voyeurism, possessing child pornography

A 53-year-old substitute teacher with the Warden School District in Grant County was arrested Thursday under suspicion of voyeurism and possessing child pornography.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Woman injured in Moses Lake car fire

A Moses Lake woman was badly burned in a car fire after her acquaintance tried filling a garbage can full of gas in the back seat.


Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in death of Coulee City couple

Two elderly people were found dead Monday in Coulee City in what appears to be accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Woman receives head injury in late-night shooting near Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says a woman received “a grazing injury to her scalp” Sunday night when she was shot while driving through a residential neighborhood just outside Moses …


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

Wenatchee area fire grows to 45,000 acres and sends smoke into Spokane

The Sutherland Canyon Fire has now burned about 45,000 acres in the area southeast of Wenatchee. Smoke from the fire drifted into Spokane on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

One dead in house fire near Moses Lake

Grant County fire and law enforcement officials are investigating a house fire near Moses Lake that left one person dead Thursday morning.


Coroner identifies three killed in Grant County van crash

The Grant County Coroner has identified the three people killed in last week’s van rollover crash as Othello residents Arturo Galvez-Vazquez, 48; Aaron Medel-Alvarez, 49; and Tabita Pricilla Soto-Luis, 56.


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Historian finds live warhead at decades-old military plane crash site in Grant County

A historian digging around a newly discovered 1955 military airplane crash site in Grant County found a live warhead in the wreckage this week.


Missing Moses Lake man found shot to death in irrigation ditch

A missing Moses Lake man was found shot to death in an irrigation ditch in Grant County on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Family says twin brothers fought before one accidentally stabbed and killed the other in Coulee City

One of the first things Grant County Sheriff’s deputies heard when they entered the home in Coulee City early Sunday morning was “it was an accident.” One of the first …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

17-year-old Coulee City stabbing victim identified

The victim of Sunday’s stabbing in Coulee City, Washington has been identified as 17-year-old Shane C. Wachter.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

17-year-old accused of stabbing twin brother to death in Coulee City

A 17-year-old boy was apparently stabbed and killed by his twin brother early Sunday morning in Coulee City.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Arrests made in murder of Quincy woman

Three people have been arrested for the murder of a Grant County woman in December and two others are being held as material witnesses.


No injuries after Grant County deputy fires shot

A Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy fired a shot at a suspect early Saturday morning, but no one was injured.


Off-duty deputy injured, daughter killed in Ephrata crash

A Grant County corrections deputy was seriously injured and his young daughter killed Wednesday in a traffic crash caused by a suspected DUI driver who allegedly ran a stop sign.


Paradiso festival at the Gorge ends with fewer hospitalizations, more arrests

Fewer people were taken to the hospital this year at the Paradiso music festival in Central Washington, officials said.


Arrest made in Moses Lake homicide

An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Thomas M. Hernandez in Moses Lake late Monday.


Body found in Grant County

A body found in Long Lake in Grant County Saturday is believed to be that of a fisherman who was last seen on Nov. 2.